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Old 08-30-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
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Fear of swallowing pills!

I used to suffer from this when I was much younger, but now that anxiety & PA's are in full effect, I realize that now I can't swallow pills! They keep getting stuck in my throat & it freaks me out so bad. Of course I am already worried about it before I take the darn pill, so I know I must be causing this myself. Luckily Xanax dissolves very quickly when I chug water - but now I'm avoiding my vitamins & other things.

Can anyone give me suggestions for getting them down more easily?

 
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Re: Fear of swallowing pills!

Use a pill-cutter. Take smaller pieces.

 
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #3
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Re: Fear of swallowing pills!

Hi (love your screen name!)

I can do that with some, but not with capsules... that's where my problem lies. Guess I could always ask for a different pill form if it's available.

 
Old 08-30-2005, 09:57 AM   #4
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Re: Fear of swallowing pills!

Or see if it comes in liquid form, You would be surprised what liquids are behind that pharmacy counter... They even have liquid paxil...

 
Old 08-30-2005, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: Fear of swallowing pills!

Wow, really? That's awesome!! Thanks for mentioning the liquid form for medications - I forgot about that.

 
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