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January 3, 2007 11:49 AM Subscribe
How do I rid myself of this recent pill-swallowing phobia?
posted by Glitter Ninja to health & fitness (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ever since we've had mice in the house and I simultaneously thought of mouse droppings and swallowing my pills, I've been unable to keep any down. My gag reflex triggers and they all come right back up. I've tried going in reverse and thinking of pills as good things, or not thinking at all, and it's not working- now I have an awful infection in both ears, and I'm scared to take my antibiotics for fear of wasting half the bottle trying to keep them down (I've already tried taking tylenol today: I was dry heaving for a good 10 minutes before I even managed to get them in my mouth and swallow them).
(Alternately, reccomend to me some OTC numbing ear drops before I cry. Yes, it hurts THAT badly, and I DID go to the doctor this morning, who says that my left is just a little red, and there is some fluid in my right... and even though that doesn't explain why my left hurts worse, or why my throat hurts, I've always been particularly sensitive to ear infections.)
My ears hurt, AskMeFi! Please help me get over swallowing my pills!