Can you swallow average-sized pills without anything to help 'em down?
If you need help, chew up some banana, throw the pill in with it, and it's much easier to swallow.
Yes, unless I start thinking on it
I cannot swallow pills. Period.
I wouldn't try.
10 vitamins at one time with a swallow of water
As long as I have water I'm good.
Saliva at least.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I can... But I don't like to.
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!
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!
Current record: 15 pills in one swallow.
(Not a druggie just have several chronic illnesses)
Sorry about your illnesses but that's amazing
If they are coated, yes, but if they're the kind that get sticky instantly, I'm going to need a jug of water.
I can't swallow any pills, I always gag
I gag more from liquid medicine... :P
Yeah me too. But liquid medicine is the only option I'm left with so I just plug my nose
I can, but would prefer not to.
I cut in half sometimes quarters. I cannot take horse pill vitamins. Why cant all pills be the size of a skittle?
I generally don't need anything to help pills down.
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.
When they get stuck it hurts so bad sometimes!
That's what I do, too. People react like it is a super power.
The "Damn, did you just take all those at once?!" reaction? Yeah... It's funny.
Yes, they DO act like it's a superpower!
Be careful guys! If you get any pills stuck,it can burn a hole in your esophagus and that is just absolutely miserable!
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.
Yeah, it's not just painful when they get stuck, it's dangerous and could lead to an even more painful situation!
I'm sorry you had to go through that, darlin!
Thank you, and it's all right! I made it through and learned my lesson (for the most part). :-)
No. I need to drink something to swallow anything bigger than the really little pills