Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crushed Pills

When I was a little girl my mom would take two spoons and crush an aspirin between them, then mix it with molasses. Then proceed to give it to me with a glass of water for any ailment I might have had at that time.
I still struggle with taking pills but smaller ones like advil (can't take aspirin anymore, it makes me stomach sick) are usually taken fairly uneventfully.
Until now....I've just started taking a new daily multi vitamin and boy am I struggling with taking them. I'm really thinking about starting to crush them and mix them with molasses :) The packaging doesn't say that I can't....cause I have had meds before that specifically say the pill must be taken whole.
Am I the only one who still struggles with this childhood thing with pills?
Oh and a sidenote, remember yesterday how I went on and on about my wonderful weekend INSIDE? Will now I'm coming down with a cold, so it's my own fault for not getting out in the fresh air more, shame on me :(
Today's Quote
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.


Tara said...

WOW, it's funny you post about this because JUST yesterday I was at Walmart asking what I could do for Noah to help him swallow pills. They GAVE me this special cup with a pill lip....for your pill to sit on and the water flows through it when you drink.

Not sure if it works yet, but HEY, it's worth a try (and FREE)!!!

Let me know if you try it....we'll do the same! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

I eat a few bites of banana, water in mouth, add pill and swallow. Finish banana.

Thats the only way I can swallow my horsepill vitamins. Plus you get bonus points for having a piece of fruit!

I take aspirin with stomach guard. The normal ones upset my stomach too. Advil does nothing for my headaches anymore.


Angie said...

Nan used to crush ours up as well but she mixed the pill with milk and sugar or sometimes orange juice. I still have problems swallowing pills too - which Darrell calls weird.

Myrna Hynes said...

sorry, I'm no help. I have no problem taking pills - not even the giant horse ones.

Stephanie said...

If it doesn`t say timed-release or extended release etc you can crush them but they will probably taste horrid because of the iron. You could get a pill splitter and just cut them in half to a more manageable size.

I haven`t heard of those special cups but sounds like what they taught us in school. Have some water first to wet you throat, then tilt you head forward drink more water and swallow.