I hate taking pills and used to do just about anything not to take one. A headache, I preferred to suffer through it, even a migraine. I'd simply shut myself in a dark room and sleep it off, even if it took a few days. Have cramps? All I needed was the heating pad and a bed for about an hour.
I remember having a bad case of strep throat or tonsillitis for two weeks when I was a teenager and I didn't even go to the doctor. But I did miss a lot of school. Looking back I realize that was a stupid thing. I should have told my parents how sick I was.
I still don't like to take pills, but I will if I'm in enough pain. Why suffer? And some meds can save your life. I take blood pressure medicine and a tiny baby aspirin every day. I don't consider them pills, I don't even need to take water with them they're so small. My one a day vitamin is a little bigger but I force it down because it's supposed to be good for ya, right? Still not bad, just 3 pills a day.
This weekend I invested in those miracle pills that are supposed to help your joints. OMG...a horse couldn't swallow them! And I'm supposed to take two a day? I swear, my co-worker asked me if I was sure I was taking them in the right end. Which quickly prompted me into reading the bottle, in case I'd goofed. For a second there I was hoping that I had. Have you ever had one of those long oblong pills go down sideways? I wonder if anyone has choked to death on one.
If they can make a pill so small that you don't need water with it, why can't they make all pills that way? Or even better, into liquid form. Yeah, I like that idea. Because I have a feeling the older I get, the more pills I'll need.
Thank goodness the calcium I take is a chocolate flavored chewable!