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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby Raneth » August 14th, 2011, 2:05:57 pm

I also have a really hard time swallowing pills. I'm not afraid of choking, I just gag really easily.

Random tips that may help-make chewing motions with your mouth without actually breaking up the pill. That may condition you to swallow more easily. Another thing I've tried is shooting the pill really far down my throat before drinking so it doesn't touch the center of my tongue (hold the edge of the pill between two fingers in front of your mouth and squeeze. It will shoot pretty far).

Also, with certain pills that tend to be huge (like antibiotics) chewing them or breaking them up beforehand is an option.

I've also heard that tugging on your ear while swallowing a pill suppresses the gag reflex, but it doesn't really work for me.

The big thing about swallowing pills is getting past the anxiety. If you aren't afraid of gagging/choking, it becomes much easier. Also, practicing with other things (like ice, which will melt over time if you find you can't do it the first few times) will help.
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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby ShenziSixaxis » August 14th, 2011, 3:49:16 pm

Oh! Another thing to keep your reflex in check is to make a fist with your left thumb inside of it. For some reason, it works for me. Seriously, shoved like half a hot dog down my throat with no problem. :tard:
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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby Soleil » August 14th, 2011, 10:46:11 pm

I still can't swallow large pills, they get stuck in my throat, I gag and vomit.

For small-normal size pills, I learned to take a big drink first and then lean my head back, toss the pill in and swallow. XD I get it to float down to my throat that way. Or I just chunk it in there and then drink, but that usually gags me.. -__-
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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby dizzydino » August 21st, 2011, 4:39:37 am

azurecrystaldragon wrote:i cannot learn new languages AT ALL...

all my friends at school all seem to be so good at memorizing all those confusing sentences...

i have a problem with languages aswell, and i can't spell to save my life. i spell things how i sound them, which can produce some intresting results on paper. :tard:
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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby BlueCynder » August 22nd, 2011, 2:15:36 pm

dizzydino wrote:
azurecrystaldragon wrote:i cannot learn new languages AT ALL...

all my friends at school all seem to be so good at memorizing all those confusing sentences...

i have a problem with languages aswell, and i can't spell to save my life. i spell things how i sound them, which can produce some intresting results on paper. :tard:


i am the same way with spelling! :aah:
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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby TxCat » August 22nd, 2011, 7:14:11 pm

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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby Darkfur » August 23rd, 2011, 6:28:21 am

Up until I was married, I had no idea how to cook, outside of using a microwave. For some reason after I turned 10 my mom quit actually cooking and soon became known as the "Freezer Queen", so nicknamed after all the Freezer Queen dinners she shoved in the microwave.
It wasn't until I got married (thankfully to a man who knew how to really throw down on some "vittles") that I learned how to really cook. I mean I knew how to bake a cake from helping my grandma with baking, and I could make just about any pie or cake you'd want..but an actual meal..forget it.

My first Thanksgiving turkey was..interesting. I had forgot about the "giblets and neck" being in the bag inside the turkey, and just proceeded stuffing it and cramming that bad boy into the oven. Hours later..the turkey was done, and amazingly not burnt, but them poor "extras"..well..they had seen better days.

Also I too can't seem to grasp the more complicated math. Subtraction, multiplication, addition, division..no problem..you start to add in decimals (to a point) and fractions, pre-algebra, algebra..and on and on..I just completely fail to grasp the concepts..Even some of the stuff my daughter is coming home with confounds me..she hates math..but gets the concepts..I just sit there and look like some dumb puzzled old fart..lol
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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby BlueCynder » August 23rd, 2011, 7:56:11 pm

Darkfur wrote:Also I too can't seem to grasp the more complicated math. Subtraction, multiplication, addition, division..no problem..you start to add in decimals (to a point) and fractions, pre-algebra, algebra..and on and on..I just completely fail to grasp the concepts..Even some of the stuff my daughter is coming home with confounds me..she hates math..but gets the concepts..I just sit there and look like some dumb puzzled old fart..lol


This. But im younger.... :sweat: I hate math...it just makes no sense whatsoever and no matter how many times fractions or decimals are explained to me i just sit there looking like this: :srsly: :t-D<: Fractions i do get mostly but the worst is algebra. Find the X....I get adding, subtraction and other basic stuff but add in decimals, fractions x's and a's and i have a brain fail.
I feel like doing this all the time!

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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby nightclaw » August 25th, 2011, 11:33:07 am

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Darkfur wrote:Also I too can't seem to grasp the more complicated math. Subtraction, multiplication, addition, division..no problem..you start to add in decimals (to a point) and fractions, pre-algebra, algebra..and on and on..I just completely fail to grasp the concepts..Even some of the stuff my daughter is coming home with confounds me..she hates math..but gets the concepts..I just sit there and look like some dumb puzzled old fart..lol


This. But im younger.... :sweat: I hate math...it just makes no sense whatsoever and no matter how many times fractions or decimals are explained to me i just sit there looking like this: :srsly: :t-D<: Fractions i do get mostly but the worst is algebra. Find the X....I get adding, subtraction and other basic stuff but add in decimals, fractions x's and a's and i have a brain fail.
I feel like doing this all the time!

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You just need to use the Pythagorean theorem.

a2+b2=c2

32+42=c2

9+16=c2

25=c2

c2=5

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Re: The "It may be common sense for some, but..." thread

Postby BlueCynder » August 25th, 2011, 12:39:27 pm

Ok thanks :D Ill try it
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