I have always really struggled with taking pills all my life but learnt to take them with food when I went on ADs. I've got to a point now where I think I'm gonna have to learn to it with water just in case there is a time when I have no choice.
I have only ever successfully done it twice. First time I was having really bad cramps and needed to take a pain killer. I was at a friends house and her mum's boyfriend refused to let me do it with food. He said that I had to learn and proceeded to put the pill in my mouth, made me drink some water and then put his hand over my mouth and nose so I couldn't breath. It was horrible and he said he wouldn't let go until I had swallowed it. I did and it got stuck in my throat and I had to frantically drink water until it went down.
The second time I was in town and got the sqits . I ran to the nearest chemists to get some meds but they only had capsules (imodium instants hadn't been invented yet). I locked myself in a public toilet with my pills and a bottle of sprite and had to try, it was a case of swallow the damn things or be stuck there all day. After my third attempt I managed to do it and was able to go home but I'm sure it was the adrenalin that made me be able to do it that day.
I have just started trying to do it again. I got some of those little sugar balls for putting on cakes in various sizes from the supermarket and have decided to start with the smallest ones and work my way up.
I'm really pleased because I have just managed to swallow two of the tiny ones with some choc milk I'm thinking of doing that a few times a day until I can do it with no hesitation and then move up. My ADs are around the same size as the larger ones so hopefully soon I will be able to do it