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Does anyone else struggle with swallowing pills?


My wife has struggled her whole life with swallowing pills, but now that she is taking blood pressure medication, it is starting to become an annoyance for her. I know she's not alone with this trait, because many others struggle with it as well, but how does one overcome it? She's crushed them up and bitten into them, but is there any way to train yourself to swallow a pill as is, or is this something that just isn't possible for some people?

 

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    Melissa Flagg (Daughter Of Maat) 4 years ago

    Wow, thank you! How is your wife doing with the pills?


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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 2 years ago

    WOW thanks so much. My daughter lives in group home and chokes daily.I don't know if they know about this but I will buy several for them. One for my daughter.

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    grouch59 5 years ago

    With a semi-full mouthfull of water, place a tablet into mouth and tilt tour head backwards to swallow a tablet/pill.

    Capsules float, so tilt your head forward and allow the capsule to float to the back of mouth before swallowing. This may help some.

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    Georgianna Lowery (Georgie Lowery) 4 years ago

    This. It's simply the best way to take a pill!

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