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O.M.G!
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:06:17 PM »
Bit of history.

I haven't been able to swallow capsules since I was a teenager because one got stuck, horizontally, in my throat.

I coughed so much that I threw up.

I haven't been able to take them, psychologically, ever since.

Until this morning.

One of my pills is a small capsule-shaped pill that I'm not allowed to crunch up any circumstances.  The first few of those were awful but not so bad now.  The 5-HTP is slightly larger and I've been telling myself that I can take it whole without any problems since yesterday morning.

I only went and flippin' did it with no problems at all just now, didn't I!   :excited:  Soooo unbelievably proud of myself right now! 

The Calcium I take at lunchtime is very much capsule size and shape, so do I risk trying to take that whole too, 'cos today is obviously a fantastic pill-taking day but risk not being able to swallow it and completely destroy all the confidence I've built up over the last few months, or do I not risk it just in case things go wrong please?

Steve said that I should attempt it, but not get too disappointed if I do manage it... talk about sitting on the fence  :rofl:

What do all of you reckon I should do please?

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Re: O.M.G!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 06:39:56 PM »
I decided to crunch it up.  I pushed myself this morning and succeeded so I'm gonna wait until I can confidently swallow the 5-HTP whole every morning before attempting the Calcium.   :happy0158:
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 12:41:46 AM »
Every so often I have a phobia about taking capsules but mine has more to do with one melting in my mouth because I was having trouble swallowing them so good for you for getting past your problem  :happy0158:

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Re: O.M.G!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 02:53:47 AM »
Still got a loooong way to go, but this morning was a big step in the right direction   :yes10:
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 01:00:33 PM »
Just taken the second 5-HTP without crunching it up!  Not as easy as yesterday but better than 2 days ago by a long way.  Now that I've done it a couple of times, I'm hoping that I'll be able to swallow them whole from now on, just like with the original pill that I take and gave me confidence to even attempt yesterday and today.  Not gonna try the Calcium whole for a few months... wanna slowly ease into it like I did with the 5-HTP.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 07:25:44 PM »
One baby step is still huge for someone with a phobia :arms:

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 02:15:09 AM »
You are so right, Pip!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 01:39:42 PM »
Third day on the trot that I've swallowed the 5-HTP whole and my throat is finally starting to move away from "it's too big" now... still keep your fingers crossed for me though, please?
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