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Try to Swallow Chewable Vitamins

This entry is part [part not set] of 19 in the series What CFers Do

Vitamins!Have you ever had a horsepill that just refused to go down? I had a terrible week where I was trying everything I could to take my 4 normal pills, but two of them kept dissolving into this terrible mess that I ended up spitting out these shriveled carcasses after 5 attempts.

You guessed it from the title: they were chewables. Since we get whatever ADEKs my specialty pharmacy has on hand, they have a tendency to change brands every now and then. For now, they are nearly black gel caps that are a little larger than my enzymes. In the case of the chewables, they didn’t look much different than the calcium I was taking in the same mouth full… only the calcium actually went down while the ADEK stuck to my tongue like white on rice.

Thanks for letting me know ahead of time, Beautiful, instead of laughing about it after a few days. I think she claims innocence, but I wonder… she is a sneaky woman, that babe of mine. I am too fun to resist picking on, as she says.

So, remember, kids. Check the bottle (or with your spouse) to find out if you are supposed to chew or swallow.

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  1. I just LOL and shared that with my hubby because I have made that same mistake and my 9 year old son knows better than me! I have tried to get him to swallow chewables before and he thinks I am crazy! Well, I am….but anyways.

  2. Yeah, it just doesn't go down like it should… but not like you're going to
    nibble on a calcium pill to see if it's chewable, either. Lose/lose

  3. I *hate* chewables/liquid meds. Give me anything in a normal pill form and I'm good to go. Funny story, but I feel ya!!

  4. That was the plan as I was taking ever bigger gulps to get them down. Thanks
    for stopping by again.