I get strange looks for this, but I get the water in my mouth first, then put the pill in. Don't know where/how I picked that up, but it works great for me.
I don't remember why, but I was taught how to swallow pills at a fairly young age, around 6 or 7. I can't believe anyone would say a kid can't swallow pills?
I still can't swallow pills as an adult, no matter how much I tried. One time I caught a cold the day of a vacation, sent my dad into Walmart for cough syrup & he brought out pills instead. We ended up on the side of the road 2 minutes later with me gagging up the pills I choked on . It just never works for me
A great trick for pills is to put it more towards the front of your mouth and take a HUGE drink of water. The force of the water will push it back if you drink fast, and by the time you start to swallow the pill will be swept down your throat. But if you try to drink too slow the pill might just float instead.
What works with me it to keep it between my front teeth until I drink. Now that I think about it it sounds and probably looks a little weird? But the timing works and I don't end up with water all over.
As a child I hated that my mother couldn't understand that I could not swallow a tablet. I just couldn't, it would get stuck, if the tablet wasn't coated then it would stick to my mouth and I would taste it and spit it out.
She once had to break it in little pieces and hide it in my ham, why she wasn't always doing this I don't know...
me too! Every time I've tried the "put the pill in first, then water" thing, I've choked.
Here is a new thing that will drive me up the wall every summer for the rest of my life...
Last summer, I started getting a full-back tattoo. My tattoo artist started at the bottom and worked her way up, for the most part, so last summer, it really wasn't visible unless I had on a bikini top. Though it is not yet done (2 more sessions to go!) it looks like it *could* be done, it just needs more shading & detailing in a bunch of areas. It is an entirely unique tattoo that my tattoo artist made for me & then we modified multiple times along the way.
Anyways, Friday, I was out in Union Square with my beloved, enjoying the little beer garden thing they were having. I was wearing a halter dress, so the top half of my back was exposed. As we're talking (face to face), Beloved grabs my hand and suddenly pulls me sideways, puts my back around so my back is against his chest. Turns out, this...woman had been attempting to take a photo of my tattoo with her GIANT lens...from 2" away from my back. As I turned around and caught sight of another human being so close to me, I actually jumped, because what stranger stands that close?
Beloved says to her "It's considered polite to ask" and she says (in a very nasty voice) "I know the laws! We're in public and I can photo anything I want in public!" Ok, while she is technically (generally) right, it felt super-creepy and invasive to have someone trying to take a photo that close, without even bothering to ask me permission. As I stood there sputtering, Beloved said "It might be legal, but it's also rude and dehumanizing". By then I'd gotten my voice back & said "yeah, and if you'd asked, you could have taken all the photos you wanted. But now you need to leave me alone". She said some nasty words, and wondered off.
I have a feeling this is going to become a common annoyance & that the scarf I keep in my purse to stay warm in the air conditioned summer subway may also be used to cover up my back when I don't want to deal with obnoxious people.