I can't swallow pills.
Well I should say I can't swallow pills like a normal person.
As a child I would go to the dentist every three months. My dentist wanted to stay on top of my teeth to prevent any cavities as he didn't want any treatment to lead to complications with my heart. Before going to the dentist, then and still to this day, I had to premedicate with Penicillin. I remember many times my mom picking me up from school and in the car swallowing that nasty pink liquid down. My dentist was in Chicago- so we had almost a hour drive for the medicine to do its stuff. And then I had to suffer through the second dose after my appointment.
As I began to get older my Pediatrician would fill my next prescription and my mom would have to specify the liquid please. "she still can't swallow pills?" he would question. "have her practice with M&M's.".
And so I would practice. I would pop an M&M in my mouth, take a swig of water and that darn thing would just swim all around in my mouth but never head down.
And so this continued well into my teenage years, another prescription, another liquid please. Pills that weren't available as liquids, my mom would crush up and put in a spoonful of applesauce or peanut butter.
And then somewhere along the line I got an idea. I have no idea when or how I came up with this idea. I would take the pill and place it on a small piece of bread. I then ever so carefully chew the bread- making sure I don't bite into the pill as it just tastes nasty- trust me- and then swallow it all. Something about the chewing motion tricks my body into being able to swallow the pill. So I am essentially swallowing the pill dry, though I do take a big drink of water right after to help it go the rest of the way down.
When I began birth control shortly before I got married I knew this bread method would get ridiculous for a daily pill and did learn to swallow that tiny pill like a normal person. And Tylenol- especially if it is coated- I can do that now too.
But my giant multi-vitamin and calcium I take every night, well I have a little lunch baggie with a piece of bread that sits right next to my pills.
Now head over to Glamazons and Mamarazzi's blogs to see other great confessions.
Also, speaking of Mamarazzi's, she and Seriously Shawn... Are doing a vlog meme on Tuesday the 1st of March- So to not conflict with them too much, as they are both totally popular, I will be doing my Ten Things to Smile About on Monday. So you can write your list for Monday or I will be leaving, Mr. linkey open for the entire week, so anytime that week you can write your post and link up. And please do, it makes me oh so happy.