found this helpful little how-to in this weekend’s Chicago Tribune.
My favorite tip, #1 on the list, is “practice with candy!” It makes taking pills sound just a little bit more fun… a little more sweet. Maybe I am just being cynical about all the meds I pop everyday. Maybe I was just a little surprised about seeing a hand holding pills like mine does and with the title being about swallowing “your medication without problems.” But, I guess, this guide can be helpful to those who just can’t get the thing down their throat. (Click here for a link to the article online.) However, it doesn’t address the psychological issue of having to take daily prescriptions. I wonder what that how-to would look like. Maybe something like:
1. Just forget why you’re taking these and what they are. Just swallow without thinking.
2. Address the prescriptions. Ask them: what are you doing for me? are you necessary? can you tell me again what the doctor said about you?
3. Remind yourself: these are important. i need these to get through the day.
4. Really, it’s ok to be giving money to the pharmaceutical industry…
Something like that.