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Get Over Fear Of Swallowing Pills
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Hi, I have an acute fear to swallow medicines.Have to chew but its a real problem.The very thought makes me nervous..How to overcome this fear. :(..:)?
Start small: Begin practicing with small pieces of soft food or gummi type candy - start with pieces smaller than the actual pill size (if nothing else it will just melt in your mouth!). Take with swallows of water like one might with a pill. When successful increase the size of the next practice piece, and so on until you reach the size of your pill. After success try to make the transition to medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, What can I do to overcome my fear of swallowing medicines...I really donno how I developed this fear. What to do..
Symptoms? Crush?: I answer this not only as a physician but as a patient as well. Do you have any symptoms when you do swallow medications? Any signs of choking or something in your chest/uneasy feeling? If not, then crushing them is an option but that does minimize the effectiveness of the medicine. The other, if indicated, is to mix it with food to help minimize the anxiety associated with swallowing meds. ...Read more
Classical Homeopathy: You first need a full evaluation of your fears, which may not be the only issues you're experiencing. Extreme fears of death are possible in many conditions, including phobias, ptsd, other anxiety disorders, depression, and even some psychotic illnesses. If appropriate though, classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath can be extremely helpful -- along with skillfully done cbt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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