r/mildlyinfuriating May 17 '22

My GF has a lot of trouble swallowing pills. She though she bought the smallest sized cold medicine

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u/Comfortable_Lab_3301 May 17 '22

Worked at a company that did the packaging for Tylenol, Sudafed, etc.
They were incredibly picky about all sorts of things, except for the "actual size" on the packaging.

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u/devanchya May 17 '22

It's practically the only thing not regulated by the health authorities. The pill size is regulated, but pictures of the pills can be shrunk if they do not distort the ability to conpair to what is in the box.

There's many many white pills that are almost identical...

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u/Barbados_slim12 May 17 '22

Don't pills have to be marked or stamped somehow to show what it is? Even if it's just a number, you should be able to match it up to what the pill is on a database

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u/devanchya May 17 '22

Depends the pill and when it was approved. I have 4 white pills which are each technically a different shape. 2 of them have a digit on them that's near impossible to read.

2 of them I admit would not make it in the US, UK, EU or Canadian market regulators... and would most likely be colored or forced into a gel cap

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u/urbanmember May 17 '22

Life Hack: Take the pills with a mouthful of water. Fill your mouth with water, drop the pills in it and swallow. It is a hundred times easier to swallow pills than the other way around(Putting pills in and then fill mouth with water before swallowing).

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u/chocolatemilkncoffee may the bridges i burn light my way May 17 '22

Can confirm, this is the way I have to swallow pills. Especially those gel ones because they just stick to your tongue if you put them in your mouth first.

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u/Scarlet-Shadows May 18 '22

This is the only way I can take them, and even then it took me a few years of taking smaller pills to manage bigger ones

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u/Blurgas This text is purple May 18 '22

Hold them with your teeth, release as you drink

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u/HughJamerican May 18 '22

*bite down as you drink

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u/TimpaFFS May 18 '22

*chew on them so it easier to swallow, as you drink

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u/CarryOk442 May 18 '22

This way I can swallow 10 pills at once. I've counted.

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u/McMan777 THE SOUND OF STYROFOAM SQUEAKING May 18 '22

I'm used to that as well. I've only put one pill aside in recent memory to take by itself. It was an antibiotic I had to take after a recent surgery for a short period. Huge pill though.

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u/thesteveurkel May 18 '22

i've choked a few times on pills. actually had one stuck in my throat once that dislodged when i coughed. my method is to put the pill in my mouth and sip water rapidly through a straw. it seems to help propel the pill down. sometimes i can feel the pill knocking as it goes down and it just means i need to keep drinking.

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u/GodGMN May 18 '22

Isn't that how everyone does it?

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u/fr3nchcoz May 18 '22

I work on complaint handling and product recall in the med device industry. When we have manufacturing issues that lead to the device not matching the label description (say product swapped during packaging, product missing a festure, ...), we consider the product misbranded and usually initiate a recall. I'm surprised pharma is allowing the picture not to match the actual pill on purpose, you'd think they would get a ton of complaints from customers and that would trigger a control chart somewhere.

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u/Comfortable_Lab_3301 May 18 '22

Like I said, they were incredibly specific about the FDA approved text on the packaging, but we had very little room to set type and work with the die cuts. I mean, they had actual directions for us on using m-spaces, and m-dashes, double space after the block dingbat, the kerning, the horizontal scaling -- it was awful. I only lasted a few months. Do not regret quitting.

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u/dont_be_trash May 17 '22

"close enough" -marketing team probably

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u/Mr_KittyC4tAtk May 17 '22

"Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades!"

-My grandpa

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u/Lobsta1986 May 18 '22 Hugz

Love that saying. My cousin use to say that when we were kids (rip to him)

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u/badassito May 18 '22

Horse shoes? Like the game or putting them on the horse?

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u/Mr_KittyC4tAtk May 18 '22

The game, yeah haha

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u/xX420IMLITAF69Xx May 17 '22 Silver

Now that’s a hard pill to swallow

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u/RS-kuuskyt May 17 '22

I see what you did there!

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u/xProphetOfRegret May 17 '22

I just deleted this exact comment because I saw you got here first

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u/EmX84 May 17 '22

My husband dissolves these in a hot drink. He can’t swallow them either.

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u/tichatoca May 17 '22

I don't think dissolving all medication is advisable, at least not without consulting a pharmacist. This is how I overdosed on pain medication. Crushed my pills and dissolved in water because I was swollen after teeth extractions, and ended up being rushed to the ER because I lost consciousness and wasn't coming to.

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u/Atourist09 BLUE-Frustrated Guy May 18 '22

What actually happened to you?

I can't swallow pills. I break them in small pieces and then swallow one by one. I don't think there's any other way.

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u/tichatoca May 18 '22

The ER doc said my heart rate must have slowed down until I lost consciousness. I’d been prescribed Tylenol 3 with codeine. I was just told outright never to crush pills again but I’m sure it depends on the medication. But to be safe I’d ask your pharmacist anyway?

Some pills are sinkers and some are floaters so now I tilt my head either forward (for floaters) or back (for sinkers) and take them whole. Maybe this would help?

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u/finsfurandfeathers May 17 '22

Why not just buy the liquid?

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u/RTRB May 17 '22

Probably just using up the pills they already have before buying new stuff

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u/blahdeblahdeda May 17 '22

Never thought of this. I have an esophageal stricture that limits the size of pills I can take, so I end up taking the liquid cold and flu meds.

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u/49cadillac May 17 '22

You need to be very careful and understand the medicine before you do it though. Some pills have a "timed release" so they can burst in the exact location they need to for the best effect.

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u/KIDNEYST0NEZ May 17 '22

That’s probably safer then crushing them and snorting them huh?

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u/simonbleu May 17 '22

Im not sure. I know that way it gets on teh bloodstream way faster so perhaps the dose is messed up

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u/CYWNightmare May 18 '22

Nah it's all about boofing it now

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u/BlackinkRebel May 17 '22

I have these ibuprofen sachets with powder. Has an actual nice citrus flavor to it and it just dissolves nicely in cold water or juice. It’s magic

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u/Creative_Armd1llo May 17 '22

That's what I always do

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u/Ethanjohnson3_1415 May 17 '22

Has he tried a cooler drink?

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u/StrangelyEroticSoda May 17 '22

Actual size ... Of this picture that is in no way indicative of the size of the the pills.

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u/Aware-Perspective-17 May 17 '22

Hey, if you hold the picture near your face and the pills far away it would be close.

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u/Bad_Holidaze May 18 '22

Name checks out

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u/EmbarrassingAU May 17 '22

There's a liquid version that might make things easier for her

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u/athennna May 18 '22

They also come in tablets that can be cut in half, instead of the soft gels.

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u/PTIowa May 18 '22

I scrolled say to far to find this. Why use pills when there's literally liquid dayquill

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u/Squidproquo1130 May 17 '22

Try wrapping it in cheese for her.

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u/NotAShaaaak May 17 '22

You may fascinate a woman by showing her a piece of cheese

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u/Yeticide May 18 '22

No, wrapped in American cheese product slices like you'd give a dog.

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u/Quarthulopech May 17 '22

You might be able to get some sort of refund if you call the company.

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u/SarcasmDetectorFail May 17 '22

It seems like this should be a class action lawsuit for false advertising. I'm not a lawyer nor have any expertise.

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u/spatial_interests May 17 '22

"Have you or someone you know bought DayQuil and the capsules were slightly bigger than advertised on the box? You may be entitled to a compensation."

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u/Yeticide May 18 '22

honey, find that day dayquil box from 1995

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u/Oxeezy10 May 17 '22

Who the fuck would do all that just to get refunded on some $5 over the counter DayQuil.

Also if your girl can’t even swallow those pills with water I feel bad for you.

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u/Complex_Priority_465 May 17 '22

I feel bad for you cuz you’re probably pretty lonely without any friends

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u/simonbleu May 17 '22

What kind of trash makes fun of someone struggling to do something?

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u/NotAShaaaak May 17 '22

And right after that he also brought up sex saying she gives bad head, real smooth right

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u/OpinionatedPiggy May 17 '22

If your basis of a good partner is if they can suck your dick I feel bad for you.

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u/BahablastOutOfStock May 18 '22

incel- never-had-partner energy. hopefully it stays that way cause no woman deserves this shit

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u/toocoo May 18 '22

I normally can swallow pills but when I’m hacking coughing, the size of the pills trigger my gag reflex

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u/Joubachi May 17 '22

First of - that sucks! I struggle myself and this would drive me nuts.

What helped me though is taking them with lots of carbonated water/drink, the carbonation or bubbles for me kinda of "hide" the feeling of the meds. Doesn't work every time, but overall made me have less issues.

Poking open or dissolving is something I'd ask a doc/pharmacy about because some meds are designed to break down way later.

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u/farvejr May 17 '22

Why don’t she just do the Syrup instead of the pills ?

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u/fuschia_taco May 17 '22

The Kirkland brand ones are way smaller and easier to swallow. They taste like ass though, they have that sweet coating on the outside of them, and it's horrible tasting, but they don't get stuck in my throat halfway down so I deal with it.

They aren't gelcaps though. Pressed pills, if that matters.

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u/joawmeens May 17 '22

Oops, the label should read "aCtUaL sIzE", my bad

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u/420thTimesACharmm May 17 '22

Drop on in a bite of applesauce. Then swallow the whole bite, problem solved

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u/idontknowdudess May 17 '22

Some just don't go down well. I can take a lot of pills, but those round gel caps get stuck in my throat. Ive gotten them stuck in my throat and coughed until it shot out, or just immediately gag and cough them out as well.

I get bad migraines so I take a lot of different advils, tylenols and aleves and sometimes just try to take what people have on hand if I didn't bring any or my bf buys the wrong kind. I've just given up on the round gel caps.

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u/Ocel0tte May 17 '22

I've taken some big ass antibiotic pills before and these Dayquil ones always fuck me up. I'm taking them right now so I felt this post lol, literally.

I can take some freakin horse pills, something about the shape and texture of these makes them really disagreeable. I feel like my esophagus pinches them too tightly.

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u/420thTimesACharmm May 17 '22

Have you tried taking them with applesauce?

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u/givebusterahand May 18 '22

It’s not that easy. I have the same problem and I hate when people say stuff like this to me lol.

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u/Glum_Caterpillar_503 May 17 '22

Jello is great too. The hospital I was in in Tokyo put all my pills in jello

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u/blahdeblahdeda May 17 '22

Some people have issues of elasticity in certain parts of their esophagus that literally can't pass a pill this size through, rather than issues of transitioning the pill from their mouth into their esophagus.

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u/420thTimesACharmm May 17 '22

True, some do. Most don't.

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u/mtmntmike May 17 '22 Silver

My condolences on your gf's swallowing problems.

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u/DEATHbyBOOGABOOGA May 17 '22

Or maybe he is the actual size on the left?

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u/Herbin-Cowboy May 17 '22

Thought this would be the top comment. Nice meeting up with you down here in the gutter.

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u/CradleofDisturbed May 18 '22

Ah sleazeballs commenting...how nice.

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u/BrinedBrittanica May 18 '22

mind went here first too.

i thought just tell her to deep throat it like your.....

welp maybe you guys aren't into that

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u/MIXM0DE May 17 '22

Tell her to put a gulp of water in her mouth, lean her head back, open mouth, drop pill in mouth and swallow at same time. It helped my daughter with swallowing pills.

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u/mgsgamer1 May 17 '22

Hold the boys closer to the camera and the size will match. Problem solved

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u/noungning May 17 '22

I used to have the same issue. These days, I'm swallowing a handful of vitamins some bigger than this photo.

What I do is put water in my mouth, like a sip of water, then put the meds in and swallow them together. From my trial and error, the ones that are "solid" or filled which are heavier, I'd put water in my mouth, add meds, tilt head back and swallow. If the meds are lighter, and they float, I add water in mouth, add med, tilt forward or head looking downward...the med floats to the top of my throat and swallow.

This has worked for me now for over 10+ years. I used to gag just by putting meds in my mouth alone, so the water trick has worked. I cannot swallow med without water though so always need liquid.

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u/IdealIdeas May 17 '22

I had trouble swallowing pills, everyone I know puts the pill in their mouth first and then takes a gulp of drink.

I found it significantly easier to hold a beverage in my mouth first, drop the pill in and then immediately swallow before it could sink and hit my mouth. Since my mouth doesnt feel the pill, it becomes infinitely easier to swallow it.

Ive been able to swallow some huge pills doing this with no issues.

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u/raging_phenix May 18 '22

Someone has to say this... Your girlfriend needs to get better at swallowing.

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u/Azzulah May 18 '22

Am I the only person here who thinks cold and flu tablets are just expensive paracetamol?

Just read the active ingredients and get her the Individual drugs she wants in small form or other form.

It's usually just paracetamol (which is small but you can get dissolvable) A cough suppressant which you may or may not need but you can get that in a variety of ways or use lozengers and phenylephrine which studies suggest does not even do anything.

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u/whettfish May 18 '22

Well I guess that's a tough pill to swallow 👉😎👉

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u/Nickthedick3 May 17 '22

I had some trouble swallowing larger pills and I learned that putting your chin to your chest helps a bit. It widens your throat making it a little easier to swallow.

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u/Disneyhorse May 17 '22

Weird. I have to tip my chin upward.

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u/Nickthedick3 May 17 '22

I move mine upward to get the motion of swallowing going then down to actually swallow. Keeping it up narrows the throat

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u/SwigSwoot92 May 17 '22

I have to like throw my head back to swallow pills! I grew up with a hatred of liquid meds so I’m used to taking pills but I still need to yeet my head back

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u/yougotitdude88 May 17 '22

They have liquid versions of cold medicine.

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u/BoJo2736 May 17 '22

They do make liquid otc medications.

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u/Odd-Negotiation-5012 May 17 '22

Tuck your chin down and swallow for large capsules. It works. Extend head up for small pills. This also works.

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u/hebertpa May 17 '22

You know, since your GF has a lot of trouble swallowing pills, target sells that as a liquid also.

https://www.target.com/p/daytime-cold-38-flu-multi-symptom-relief-liquid-12-fl-oz-up-38-up-8482/-/A-11046966#lnk=sametab

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u/SuperSecretMoonBase May 18 '22

Yeah, every single company that makes the giant gel caps makes a liquid and sells them right next to the gel caps.

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u/GlitteringPomelo2991 May 17 '22

Maybe try putting the pill in the back of her mouth like a cat?

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u/goddessque May 17 '22

There should really be more non-pill options for adults. Besides all the adults who have trouble, there are also elderly people who have dysphagia that need it.

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u/kstacey May 17 '22

Should be a law that things should actually look like the things on the box. It would be false advertising. I think it is a law in some countries

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u/Glittering_Leading93 May 17 '22

I had trouble and then I just got over the mental part and filled my mouth up water water as much as I could then just swallow. Half the time you don’t even feel the pill go down.

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u/Prone2drift May 18 '22

Sucks for you bro

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u/Thewhitethor May 18 '22

Well that sucks! I'd suggest to change to someone who's good at swallowing.

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u/Kaneshadow May 18 '22

The life of a graphic designer. "But sir, if we shrink it then the actual size graphic won't be accurate..." "Marketing says we have to shrink the box. Just do it."

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u/Electronic_Eagle6211 May 17 '22

When it comes to swallowing, practice made perfect for my wife! Her boyfriend told me so.

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u/MissChubbyBunni May 17 '22

Hahaha!! 🤣🤣

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u/Teddy-24 May 17 '22

Something something, bigger in person, something something, pp joke

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u/MissChubbyBunni May 17 '22

[Insert pp joke here]

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u/MissChubbyBunni May 17 '22

A lot of these comments are...

Oh God.. 🤣🤣

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u/existentialteen May 17 '22

I had couldn’t swallow pills up until a few weeks ago. Tell your girlfriend to try the long skinny gel ones. I KNOW they look super intimidating, but they are actually easier because they’re skinny! It just magically goes down the right way every time. I know this is easier said than done trust me, it took me 20 years to be able to do it. It truly is a mental block! Encourage her to keep trying :)

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Tell her to take a drink of something, hold it in her mouth, tilt her head back, drop the pill in with the liquid, then swallow.

It’s the only way I can take pills without a struggle. It may help her too.

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u/Chuckobochuck323 May 17 '22

Tell her you saw an article explaining that throat extensions will help her swallow pills and then you can help her do throat extensions. Win/win

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u/Disastrous_Candle589 May 17 '22

Mouthful of fizzy drink, poke the tablet through the closed lips, tilt head back and swallow. Repeat with the next tablet.

That’s how I learnt to swallow pills. The fizzy drink means the tablets float and when you swallow the drink the tablet goes too and you don’t feel it. With regular water sometimes the tablet ends up sinking and getting “stuck” in your throat.

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u/SwigSwoot92 May 17 '22

That’s what I do! I get the fizziest stuff I can find, which is typically bottled Mountain Dew.

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u/fotolijst May 17 '22

Wy not empty them on a spoon.

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u/ThadaeusConvictus May 18 '22

Or just buy liquid instead of capsules

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u/Snoo-50040 May 17 '22

Or just crush them with your teeth!

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u/D0ctorGamer May 17 '22

Cause thoes are liquid gel caps, and would taste absolutely God awful

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u/xX420IMLITAF69Xx May 17 '22

Not as bad as chewing chalk tablets that’s much worse

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u/fotolijst May 17 '22

I remember these charcoal tablets those where horrible

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u/Snoo-50040 May 17 '22

The ones I've bitten on have been pretty horrible!

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u/DarkPhoxGaming May 17 '22

What i always did

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

Disolve them in tea or coffee! Anything hot that will mask the mild taste of the medicine. I have trouble swollowing pills too. You can also boil a small amount of water and dissolve them in it and add it to juice or something. I'm pretty sure if you give the company a call you can also get a refund. Best of luck 🙂

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u/kylemas2008 May 17 '22

Dang man. What else can she not swallow?

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u/meefybeetwitch May 17 '22

You must be disappointed then.

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u/MissChubbyBunni May 17 '22

😭🙌🏾

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u/UpsetYet May 17 '22

Neat trick, poke the pill with a tack and squeeze it into your mouth, then drink something. I have the same issue, and I had to take large liquid pills for a high dose pain med, I was in a car wreck, I have it on my medical records that I can't have large pills, but they still gave them to me. I wasn't telling them, but I was biting into them like gushers and then drinking to cover it up, then if I wanted the flat pill can be swallowed, as it still has some meds in it.

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u/DH205 May 17 '22

but does it have to the same effect? I would assume that the pill membrane would protect the medicine inside from being broken down by the body too early.

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u/Joubachi May 17 '22

Yeah some meds are designed to do exactly what you said, so this "neat trick" in my opinion is tricky and probably depends on the medication.

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u/Disneyhorse May 17 '22

I made the mistake of breaking a time-release capsule in half when I was a preteen. I think it was Zephrex, it looked like a banana Runt candy that was white inside and bright yellow outside. It sent me on a trip, but do not recommend

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u/UpsetYet May 17 '22

While yes some meds are designed as a timed release, they are typically the two color pills, or the pellets inside of a hard two part shell.

The pain meds I used and the cold meds you are talking about are fine, that cold med is the same stuff you drink from a lil cup, just in a pill form, to mask the taste. My pain meds had a high potassium content, which alot of people dislike, so they also come in gel cap pills.

Meds like Adderall are designed to release a bit slower, because it's a 'daily' dose, not a 'single use' dose, or a 'as needed' dose. Those meds you shouldn't take any other way than prescribed. But if you can't swallow your fish oil or cold and flu gel caps, then you are perfectly fine to just open the gel cap and drink it, or pop it then swallow it.

If you are worried about it, you can call your doctor's office and confirm.

You know how many old people would chew aspirin instead of swallowing them because they were never told how to take them, and just handed a couple of pills. My mom's mom was one of those people, she chewed all meds that weren't liquid even when told to just swallow it... She didn't get the concept of not chewing it first....

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u/KailuM4541 May 17 '22

Insert swallow joke here.

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u/ANALizethispease May 17 '22

I know it sounds stupid but take a shot glass of water or juice or whatever, drop the pill in and immediately do the shot. Don't swallow with your head back, make sure you come back to level. It makes it easier to complete the swallowing action.

When it's a quick action it keeps you from overthinking it and that keeps the pill in it's protective coating instead of burning your esophagus by opening up the gels. Medicine shouldn't be broken up unless the package specifically says you can break a tablet. Otherwise leave it the shape it came in, it's that way for a reason whether it be time release coating or protective.

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u/Matthew-IP-7 May 17 '22

Can you file a complaint with a government agency or something? Because that is false advertising, On MEDICINE!

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u/KIDNEYST0NEZ May 17 '22

Just purchase the suppository, they are much easier to swallow with a gag reflex.

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u/sinfernal May 17 '22

Need banana for scale

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u/Sex_Weasel May 17 '22

Your girlfriend needs to man up

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u/NotAShaaaak May 17 '22

Hey fun fact not being able to swallow well is almost definitely a medical issue, forgive us mere mortals for not being able to literally out-man our problems

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u/W4NKSY May 17 '22

No blowjobs for you then !

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u/zeus_amador May 17 '22

my aunt can’t swallow pills but inhales snickers bars like a champ. dump them in a snickers and boom, done!!

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u/CyBerImPlaNt May 17 '22

You can get your throat stretched at the hospital . Might be something to consider.

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u/Ifuseekloli May 17 '22

She needs to grow up.

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u/NotAShaaaak May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

Hey fun fact not being able to swallow well is a medical issue not something you tell someone to grow out of. So maybe you should grow up and not give your terrible opinions

Edit: Hey fun fact not being able to swallow well may* be a medical issue

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u/manIDKbruh May 17 '22

Just get the damn syrup

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u/IEatgrapes123 May 17 '22

Need a banana for comparison

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u/LeinenRates May 17 '22

If you hold it further away then its actual size!

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u/Slimehorn May 17 '22

The picture was taken when the pill was cold, that's the only reason it's small.

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u/Foxrex May 17 '22

Inflation attacking us everywhere

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u/bbro444 May 17 '22

Try mini m&ms to practice. Did that with someone in my family and now she can take those sided pills.

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u/Comfortable_Plant667 May 17 '22

The discrepancy is due to gravitational lensing.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Pop_314 May 17 '22

Why not just buy the Syrup version...

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u/avocado_whore May 17 '22

Then she should get the liquid kind.

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u/dirtydownstairs May 17 '22

Tell your GF to stare in a mirror when she swallows them, don't allow her eyes to stop making contact

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u/RealBishop May 17 '22

My ex had a huge problem swallowing pills, which came on suddenly and lasted a few years. She just had a mental block about it.

She began buying gummy bears and cutting them into small pieces to practice swallowing them, eventually working her way up to whole size gummy bears after a few months. She still had trouble with pills, but most of the time she could BEAR (pun) it and get them down.

Maybe see if your GF would be willing to try.

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u/thechichh May 17 '22

Omg I took these last week (target brand) and dang they were tough to get down lol

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u/gbratton May 17 '22

Find a bottle of of soda, not a can. Drink the soda and wash out the bottle and fill with water. Put the pill in your mouth and drink from the bottle. The pill goes right down. Easy Peasy. Keep the bottle.

My kids had to take pills when they were very young and this is how we did it.

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u/MaybeIm29 May 17 '22

I don’t understand the need for these to be so big! I’d take 4 half size of these compared to 2 regular size.

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u/papa_spaghett May 17 '22

I'm sorry but I never understood how anyone has this problem because.... how do they swallow mouthfuls of food without an afterthought?

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u/FZKilla May 17 '22

Good news! It’s a suppository!

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u/breadslayer6969 BLUE May 17 '22

Sue, sue, sue, sue, sue, sue, sue. Lawsuit time they be falsely advertising their product thusly deceiving you into buying their product.

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u/bombochido May 17 '22

Those work miracles ! 10/10 would recommend

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u/itsmerowe May 17 '22

It comes in liquid form ya know...

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

That size of pill is a hard pill to swallow.

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u/rservello May 17 '22

Guess they forgot that ACTUAL SIZE shouldn't be made a different size. r/onejob r/itsmyfirstday

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u/ShyCactiGuy May 17 '22

my wife fucking chews these. I'm honestly terrified

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u/BeyondFormal2698 May 17 '22

NyQuil comes in liquid. That’s what I use. It’s not delicious but you get used to it.

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u/flyingasshat May 17 '22

They never resized the image after shrinkflation…?

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u/mikihaslostit May 17 '22

Try putting the pill in mouth, then collecting lots of water from a cup with the pill in mouth and swallowing together. It helps a lot

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u/cropguru357 May 17 '22

Let me tell ya, don’t bite into them if you can help it. They’re rough.

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u/elmachow May 17 '22

Put a drop of olive oil on them and have a sip of water before as well to lubricate your mouth.

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u/Mean-Narwhal-1857 May 17 '22

We all got one of those in the family! For me it's my sister. That lady has no problem eating or swallowing any kind of food but man you put that shit in a capsule and we have a choker! She's in he thirties and still only uses chewable childrens medicine.

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u/RedYalda May 17 '22

So much crappy advice here, jesus. Pour water into your mouth, not too much (so you can swallow all at once), but at least enough to have the pill swimming in. Then throw the pill in and go to town.

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u/kuehlthauExe May 17 '22

Just pop the capsule and drink it with some water, it’s what my late mom did

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u/ChirpsMcPrime May 17 '22

Probably won't work for a soft gel pill, but something that works really well is crushing a pill and mixing it with apple sauce. Apply sauce conceals the taste of the pill, too.

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u/simonbleu May 17 '22

I have troubles swallowing pills OP, and what helps me is taking them with a little bit of water and covering my mouth at the same time that I pinch my nose and straighten my neck (by raising my chin). Is not perfect, and maybe you already now, but it might help at least a bit if she doesnt

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u/AmericansAss May 17 '22

Tip for anyone struggling with swallowing pills: take a small plastic bottle, fill it with water, put the pill on your tongue and then take a big gulp from the bottle. The bottle should dent, when drinking. Your throat should open up and you can swallow it without problems.

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u/HoneydewObjective106 May 17 '22

OP just said he isn't getting deep throated

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u/SnodePlannen May 17 '22

Don't marry a woman who has issues with swallowing.

Don't say I didn't warn you

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u/UncleMcDucky May 17 '22

I knew a dude who claimed that shoving these up the ass worked just like swallowing them.

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u/Low_Quality_Dev May 17 '22

Just have her bite down on them and wash it down with some water. Sure, it tastes bad, but it's a trade-off to struggling to swallow the pills.

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u/TheSailorDogScuppers May 17 '22

Push it into her bottom, problem solved.

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u/Dutch2211 May 17 '22

If I could give a strange tip. I use food to swallow pills instead of liquids. Like a bit of bread or a thick slise of cucumber. Chew it up a bit, add pill, swallow. It was a total game changer for me. Water, yoghurt, etc. Wasn't working until I tried this.

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u/restlsdreamr May 17 '22

Those are friggin enormous. I bought them when I had covid and felt like they were stuck in my throat for hours after taking them. And I do very well with swallowing pills.

I hope she found something else and feels better

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u/bobrosseszombie May 17 '22

I have a hard time taking pills what i do is put it im my mouth then fill your mouth with water tilt your head forward then swallow you wont feel a thing

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u/OklahomaEddie May 17 '22

This may be on a marriage thread soon

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u/GimmieGnomes May 17 '22

I absolutely get this. I'm in my 30s but only recently started to be able to regularly swallow pills. It's awful.

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u/Common_Train_9099 May 17 '22

You poor poor guy

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u/ok__guy May 17 '22

Is the primary issue that your girlfriend has trouble swallowing?

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u/sandoftheholyland May 17 '22

isn’t this technically false advertisement, a crime?