Getting Older is Hard Enough Without Worrying About How to Take Your Medicine
Let’s face it, we are all getting older. It’s inevitable. No matter how healthy you are, how hard you try to stay in shape and eat a healthy diet, you can’t stop aging. While 50 may be the new 40 and 40 the new 30, the hands of time keep on ticking.
I Want to Help My Baby, but I Gag and Almost Throw Up Every Time I Try to Take My Prenatal Vitamins
I’m pregnant! Can you believe it?!? I cannot begin to describe to you the feelings I had when I found out I was pregnant. Pure elation only touches the surface of my feelings of joy. Of course, those happy feelings were also coupled with fear, anxiety, and being overwhelmed; but even with those fears, nothing made me happier, and I found myself becoming very protective of my unborn baby.
I Never Thought I Would Have Trouble Swallowing Food or Pills and Then it Happened
Trouble swallowing? I don’t have any issues swallowing food, drinks, or pills. I don’t need to worry about this. Or so I thought. Little did a know that soon I would start having issues swallowing food and pills thanks to an enlarged thyroid.
Arthritis Causes Enough Pain, You Shouldn’t Have to Worry About the Pain from Swallowing Your Pills
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, so isn’t it fitting that I’m celebrating by recovering from a double hip replacement due to severe deterioration of my bones from osteoarthritis. My hips were so bad doctors would literally do a double-take looking at the scans and then at me. You see, the x-rays and scans showed the hips of a 70-year-old, not an athlete in her 40s. I would push through the pain, continuing to run half-marathons and other races, but the osteoarthritis in my hips just got worse until I finally had no quality of life and no other options but to replace them both.
Medicine Leaving a Bad Taste in Your Mouth? You are Not Alone … and a Pill Coating Can Help!
This is terrible … bitter, strong … how am I going to get this taste out of my mouth? Now it’s lingering, making my coffee taste awful. I can’t keep taking these pills if they are going to dissolve in my mouth!
Springing into Allergy Season … But What if You Can’t Swallow the Pills Needed to Stop the Sneezing and Congestion?
‘Tis the season … the trees and flowers are budding and starting to bloom, the grass is growing, and the cars are covered in a yellow layer of pollen. It’s allergy season!
Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons, but for many people, it’s one of the worst. They suffer from Spring allergies which bring congestion, coughing, itching, and red and dry eyes, making people feel absolutely miserable. For those with extreme allergies, they can develop allergy-induced asthma.
Hospitals Are All About Helping People … We Have to Find a Way to Help Patients Take Their Meds
By: Anonymous Critical Care Nurse
“Maybe today’s the day I’ll think of a new way to help my patients swallow their pills!”
Many children, adolescents and adults have a difficult time swallowing pills. The pills are either too big or too chalky, and can cause gagging. Sometimes those pills have to be crushed up or hidden in food so that they can be swallowed easily, but doing that means compromising the pill’s effectiveness.