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So a couple of days ago I went and got surgery because for days I could not swallow my food I was starving for a whole month. the last thing that I wanted to do when I got better was think about poping a pill. sents I was a kid I could not pop a pill I always was afraid of poping a pill it was like my body could not take it for anything. My body knows that my body can`t swallow thing like that I feel as though I am suppost to write out my will and complete my bucket list before I attempt to take that pill because it could be the end of my life when I do. I tryed all the tricks like using water and water bottle . does work I just end up drinking gallons of gallons of water and get water log. I tryed putting it in food and well I geuss I am just to smart to fool myself.

My doctor gave me three pills to take each day. I luck out on the first two because they where capsules and I was told I could break them open and put them in some pudding. But then my throat trembled as the third one came out and I was told I could only cut it in half. But still must swallow it whole it been about three days so far and still I could not take the pill I only took the ones that I could put in pudding. It would just feel more helpful if I could just have a heimlich expert on standby when I try to take it instead of when I am on my own . I am afraid I will die alone in my apartment form choking on that pill. The Doctor said I have a bacterial infection and I have been getting chest pains. days are now starting to pass me by now and I still have a expensive bottle of pills untouch on my counter. Should I tell my doctor ? what on earth am I suppost to say to him ? Could I die with having this fear ? what do all of you think, have you every had this problem ?
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So a couple of days ago I went and got surgery because for days I could not swallow my food I was starving for a whole month. the last thing that I wanted to do when I got better was think about poping a pill. sents I was a kid I could not pop a pill I always was afraid of poping a pill it was like my body could not take it for anything. My body knows that my body can`t swallow thing like that I feel as though I am suppost to write out my will and complete my bucket list before I attempt to take that pill because it could be the end of my life when I do. I tryed all the tricks like using water and water bottle . does work I just end up drinking gallons of gallons of water and get water log. I tryed putting it in food and well I geuss I am just to smart to fool myself.

My doctor gave me three pills to take each day. I luck out on the first two because they where capsules and I was told I could break them open and put them in some pudding. But then my throat trembled as the third one came out and I was told I could only cut it in half. But still must swallow it whole it been about three days so far and still I could not take the pill I only took the ones that I could put in pudding. It would just feel more helpful if I could just have a heimlich expert on standby when I try to take it instead of when I am on my own . I am afraid I will die alone in my apartment form choking on that pill. The Doctor said I have a bacterial infection and I have been getting chest pains. days are now starting to pass me by now and I still have a expensive bottle of pills untouch on my counter. Should I tell my doctor ? what on earth am I suppost to say to him ? Could I die with having this fear ? what do all of you think, have you every had this problem ?
I think it would be best if you told your doctor. You can't not take the prescribed medication when you have a 'bacterial infection', as they can spread fast and become very dangerous.

Don't worry about telling your doctor about your fear of swallowing the pill you were told you can only cut in half. There are millions of people that have a fear of successfully swallowing a pill. Doctors are trained to deal with this common problem.

When I was little, my mother used to put a pill - that was not a capsule that you could open up - on a desert spoon and push another desert spoon on top of it to crush the pill into a fine powder. Could you do this with the pill you were told to cut in half? Then like the other two pills, you could just mix the powder into your pudding.

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I think it would be best if you told your doctor. You can't not take the prescribed medication when you have a 'bacterial infection', as they can spread fast and become very dangerous.

Don't worry about telling your doctor about your fear of swallowing the pill you were told you can only cut in half. There are millions of people that have a fear of successfully swallowing a pill. Doctors are trained to deal with this common problem.

When I was little, my mother used to put a pill - that was not a capsule that you could open up - on a desert spoon and push another desert spoon on top of it to crush the pill into a fine powder. Could you do this with the pill you were told to cut in half? Then like the other two pills, you could just mix the powder into your pudding.

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Thank you BlueDays I talk to someone about this and they said I could do this. I am glad you told me how to crush up a pill too because that was going to be anther problem I was going to have Thank you a bunches you just save my life by telling me this. Pills are now not a problem thank to your advice I don`t know what I would of done if I was told I must swallow it.
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Well I'm kinda late to the party but maybe this can be helpful to someone else in the future.

First of all, some pills should not be crushed. They are supposed to be swallowed whole because they act over time. If you crush them then you get the effect all at once which can be too extreme for your body, so find out if you can crush it or not first.

I had trouble swallowing small pills. Even a pill I could originally swallow, after some months I started having trouble doing it. It was all in my head, I would stop it with my tongue. The times it went down it felt like it got stuck on my throat, but that was just because I was tense, because I was scared of choking.

So anyway, the trick that worked for me was putting a bit of bread in my mouth. I'd chew it until that moment you instinctively swallow it. Instead of swallowing though, I'd just place the pill in my mouth and swallow everything at once. It worked for me, after a few days I could swallow the pill without the bread.

So if your problem is all in your head, try this.
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Blue Days does it again.

But that's a good idea too, Ithior.
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