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Anxiety over swallowing pills

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Art78

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Just wondering if anyone has had this problem. I've always had anxiety over swallowing a pill. But to get out of crazy- I knew I had to get over it. So for 11 yrs I've been taking pills before bed.
I started having more manias and tons of panic attacks at age 40. During that time pills were notoriously getting stuck in my throat. This would stress me out, I didn't want to lay down and sleep. I had to drink more water, eat something. Nothing helped. It was so bad I was afraid to take my pills and missed doses. Which of course made things worse.

Now I eat my gummy vitamins after I swallow. I think they are sticky and grab the stuck pill. Works Everytime!

My panic attacks and anxieties are better now. So that makes taking medicine easier.
 
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Memememememememe

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Are you taking them with enough water? That should make them go down easily.
 
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Art78

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Yes, tons of water. And I drink some before I take them. I've looked up things that help the problem. I've wondered if it's health related. A nurse told me it just feels that way, but that doesn't make sense either. But honestly the gummies help. Maybe I'm just an idiot in swallowing pills. But I think all the anxiety was making it worse, like mentally you are making it happen ( because you fear it will.)
Just wondering if it's a bipolar thing and others experience it too.
 
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Hi,
I have trouble swallowing pills, I take with diet Coke now so I can't taste the pill.
I find it helps.
I try to relax and take one at a time.
You can get some meds in liquid form.
Hugs
 
Lunar Lady

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I am hopeless taking pills. I look like a pelican trying to neck a rainbow trout.

I need complete silence...total concentration...and about two pints of water to swallow pills which are half the size of Tic Tacs. :redface:
 
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I have this and have some difficulty with involuntary muscle groups while taking pills in the morning
 
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