I have a pill phobia and I choke on my pills every time I have to swallow one due to hesitation. Is there a way it sounds weird because like why would u wanna take shots or drink the nasty liquid every day but they are a lot easier for me. Thanks
Some, but not all, pills can be crushed and taken in say, applesauce. A pharmacist should be consulted as some long acting medications cannot be crushed as they will act differently and not in a good way. Some meds, like thyroid, need to be taken fasting, optimally so this is not a great option, but if you are consistent, at least you can adjust the dose for not taking it properly. You have to discuss that with your doctor as well.
Some meds are available in other formats. Cortisol though is an IM shot - AKA long needle to get into a muscle, not a sub-cu, short needle like diabetes.
You can also talk to your doctor about your swallowing issues. You may need some therapy (as in physical therapy) to help. It may also signal an issue - like myasthenia gravis. When my MG acts up, I cannot swallow and I choke, even on saliva.
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