Are you ready?
I cannot swallow pills.
No, I am not joking. I put them in my mouth and they seem to float around every which way except down the throat. I remember as a teenager my mom would have to request liquid medicine for me. My pediatrician was shocked and appalled! "She still cannot swallow pills!" he would say in his heavy Indian accent. I often didn't understand much of what he said, but that I heard loud and clear.
I would practice with M&M's those little buggers would just not go down. When I was about to get married I knew I would be going on the pill- and well it is called 'the pill' for a reason, it doesn't come in liquid; I seriously worried about how I was going to manage.
Thankfully they were so itty bitty that they actually did the right thing and went down. Success!!
But then a few years later it was time to be on prenatal vitamins... and well those aren't so itty bitty.
I would take a big chug of water, choking and eventually spitting it out, it was awful. My throat just could not get the idea to swallow. If only I could trick it somehow.....
And I did, I figured out the perfect way to trick my throat into swallowing that pill.
What was my fail proof method?
I ever so carefully loosely wrap a small piece of bread around the pill, then I very carefully chew just the bread. My body was used to chewing and swallowing. After a little bit of chewing then-bam- I could swallow the bread and pill.
My husband thoroughly makes fun of me for this and it actually quite amazed I can do it this way as basically I am swallowing the pill dry (I do drink water after the fact), but hey it works.
And for your enjoyment- video evidence of how I swallow pills.
Since it is Tuesday I am linking up with some other great Tuesday meme's. IA and Shawn's Talk to Us Tuesday and Stacy Uncorked's Random Tuesday