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TheMadScientist October 14th, 2013 2:06am

Can you swallow average-sized pills without anything to help 'em down?

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10/16/13 6:21 pm

If you need help, chew up some banana, throw the pill in with it, and it's much easier to swallow.

jvc1133 61535
10/16/13 2:15 pm

Yes, unless I start thinking on it

10/14/13 6:56 pm

I cannot swallow pills. Period.

indigobleu dog taxi
10/14/13 8:10 am

10 vitamins at one time with a swallow of water

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/14/13 7:43 am

As long as I have water I'm good.

elianastar FreeSpeech
10/13/13 11:49 pm

It is entirely psychological, but water or something please. I know I swallow larger bites of food than any pill, or handful of pills, I've ever taken but that doesn't seem to help.

elusive Sactown
10/13/13 10:34 pm

Water please!

ozgirl not down under
10/13/13 10:16 pm

I always drink water and can swallow any sized pill - EXCEPT vitamins. It's a mind over matter thing. My parents forced me to take liquid vitamins as a kid- Stinks, looks disgusting and tastes worse. I really have to psych myself up to take them.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/13/13 9:49 pm

Not a good idea. You may not feel it but a pill can get stuck in the esophagus then burn the esophageal wall or whatever it's called... basically, not good. Take your pills with water.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 9:47 pm

Nobody should swallow pills without water even if you can swallow them without water, it can burn a howl in your esophagus which you do not want to ever deal with, trust me.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 9:43 pm

I can swallow them with water but just on its own? No, not even a tiny sized pill, I need water to swallow any sized pill

cbbfle Nashville, TN
10/13/13 9:40 pm

I can... But I don't like to.

deathvalley Chicago native
10/13/13 9:22 pm

I have to chew up a piece of bread (usually) and stick the pill in the middle then swallow.

But I can take my blood pressure meds with nothing? Explain that one!

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/13/13 9:51 pm

I did that with beano a few days ago! It was the chewable kind - apparently you can take them like pills, but they're more effective if they're chewed/crushed up. But they taste like chalk so I sandwiched mine with a piece of garlic bread. It worked!

Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/13/13 9:10 pm

Current record: 15 pills in one swallow.

(Not a druggie just have several chronic illnesses)


deathvalley Chicago native
10/13/13 10:19 pm

Sorry about your illnesses but that's amazing

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 9:09 pm

If they are coated, yes, but if they're the kind that get sticky instantly, I'm going to need a jug of water.

tash97 viva la vida
10/13/13 9:00 pm

I can't swallow any pills, I always gag

tash97 viva la vida
10/13/13 10:25 pm

Yeah me too. But liquid medicine is the only option I'm left with so I just plug my nose

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 8:35 pm

I can, but would prefer not to.

chickencookie Biden crime syndicate
10/13/13 8:22 pm

I cut in half sometimes quarters. I cannot take horse pill vitamins. Why cant all pills be the size of a skittle?

EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 7:27 pm

I generally don't need anything to help pills down.

10/13/13 7:21 pm

Yes. I can swallow multiple at a time without a drink -- but I try to avoid that because it's quite painful when they get stuck.

EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 7:26 pm

When they get stuck it hurts so bad sometimes!

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/13/13 7:40 pm

That's what I do, too. People react like it is a super power.

10/13/13 7:44 pm

The "Damn, did you just take all those at once?!" reaction? Yeah... It's funny.

EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 7:55 pm

Yes, they DO act like it's a superpower!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 9:48 pm

Be careful guys! If you get any pills stuck,it can burn a hole in your esophagus and that is just absolutely miserable!

10/13/13 9:52 pm

I had that happen to me once, and I think it was just because I took it while lying down. It was so, so, so, so terribly miserable. The worst feeling.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/13/13 9:54 pm

Yeah, it's not just painful when they get stuck, it's dangerous and could lead to an even more painful situation!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 10:07 pm

I'm sorry you had to go through that, darlin!

10/13/13 10:20 pm

Thank you, and it's all right! I made it through and learned my lesson (for the most part). :-)

Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 7:10 pm

No. I need to drink something to swallow anything bigger than the really little pills