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  1. #16
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    I couldn't swallow pills for about the first 18 yrs of my life..
    But I finally figured out somethig that worked for me...
    I took a reasonable swig of water in my mouth before putting the pill in. Tip your head back, open your mouth and pop the pill in, then swallow really quick.
    I can't do it any other way...

  2. #17
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    iron pills

    did you have surgery though? because i wonder how my daughter is going to take pain pills after her surgery if she can't swallow a pill.

    jennifer

  3. #18
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    Yes, I had surgery 10.5 months ago...
    In the past when I had to take pain meds but hadn't figured out my trick yet, I always just crushed up the pills and took them in a spoon of jelly or some pudding.... Or chewed them. But that was just so gross.

  4. #19
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    iron pills

    I'm sure that tastes horrible crushed up, but there may be no other choice
    jennifer

  5. #20
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    Yea. I recommend the M'M's. I learned how to swallow that way.
    I first opened my mouth wide so that the tongue opens up the esophagus. Then jammed the M'M's in and slide it all the way to the esophagus with 1 finger. Keep practicing.

    Another way is to try to set a spoon with water and just let the pill melt.

    I know the taste of those Flintstones. I use to take them and it tasted bitter and too sugary. ANother way to boost blood levels is through a chinese herb called dongquai. Although there is side effects as it's a powerful herb so some people cannot handle it and there will be like sideeffects such as nose bleeding. I know for a fact as my mom can't handle this herb and she's anemic.

    Boys, do not take dongquai unless you want more estrogen in your system.

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