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Can you swallow tablets?
Yes 78%  78%  [ 54 ]
No 22%  22%  [ 15 ]
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23 Jul 2007, 8:54 pm

I can't...I have to crush them, I can't swallow overly large capsules either.


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23 Jul 2007, 9:02 pm

I first noticed problems following a chest infection. Every now and again I have some kind of reaction in my throat which swells up and then I have this issue.

It might be caused in part by stress. In my case it seems to be at least partly physical stress from overexercising.



23 Jul 2007, 9:06 pm

I can swallow fine. Who can't? Someone with swallowing problems.



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23 Jul 2007, 9:10 pm

with water



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23 Jul 2007, 11:08 pm

I can't swallow pills, I chew them.


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23 Jul 2007, 11:38 pm

I can swallow plenty of tablets at once, ain't no fuss for me.



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25 Jul 2007, 4:05 am

StonedRoach wrote:
I can swallow plenty of tablets at once, ain't no fuss for me.

Same. 9 tablets in one go is the record.
Taking tablets drinking through a straw may make it easier for those having trouble



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04 Dec 2017, 7:22 pm

I used to have enormous difficulties swallowing pills. I finally gave in about 20 years ago and started practicing with low dose vitamin c tables. After a few days I could swallow one. Then two. It got to where I could swallow about 5 at a time.

Eventually, I was able to swallow two tylenol lozenges at one time without drinking anything.

I don't generally have much problems now, but the "Super Complex" supplement I got that contains Vitamin C and a number of B vitamins is pretty large and gives me some issues.



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04 Dec 2017, 7:30 pm

I have trouble with "horse pills."

Otherwise, I've gotten pretty good at taking most pills.

I used to have problems when I was younger, though.



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04 Dec 2017, 7:54 pm

Dead thread!
I used to be unable to swallow them for years and years. Then when I got sick I was on all sorts of slow release painkillers so could not crush or dissolve them, because obviously I'd get the full dose at once and then nothing.
So I learned how to do it. Thankfully, after I recovered I'm still able to swallow the pills I do take occasionally - makes things much easier. I'd say everyone has a problem with those "horse pills" though, some pill sizes are just unreasonable.


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04 Dec 2017, 7:57 pm

C2V wrote:
Dead thread!


It's an oldie but a goodie.



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04 Dec 2017, 8:03 pm

With water I can swallow most, except for huge ones like vitamins - I have to get chewable versions of those. I can even swallow small pills without water.


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04 Dec 2017, 8:26 pm

I could with any sizes. As long as there's water.
If I have to take multiple, I had to do it one by one, no matter what size.


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04 Dec 2017, 8:29 pm

I can, but then they tend to form a lump half way down to my stomach and annoy me for quite a while.

If I know I'm going to have to do it without water, I let lots of saliva accumulate in my mouth before swallowing the pill. This helps quite a bit, but still isn't a guarantee that it won't annoy me.

Should I vote yes or no?


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04 Dec 2017, 8:38 pm

No I can’t, and I can confirm this is an aspie trait based on personal experience and what I’ve read. It causes a lot of problems for me!


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04 Dec 2017, 8:55 pm

No I hate the feeling of things dissolving in my mouth.