|Women's Multi, Fruit Festiv, B Complex with C, Omega 3,6 & 9 and Zyrtec.|
I have turned into my grandfather.
When I was little, I remember his kitchen counter was covered in pill bottles. I suppose he could have been a drug dealer but if I have my facts straight, he was more of a drinker. Anywho, I was fascinated with watching him swallow all those pills and can you guess who had a pill-swallowing phobia til just recently?
It was quite a show, let me tell you. I had some or other type of throat infection every few weeks of my entire childhood, it seems, and my dad would give me my antibiotic and stand there until I swallowed it. Which really? Not helpful.
The more he forced me to swallow the pills, the more constricted my throat got and I was sweating and hysterical and mom would be back there saying, "oh Al, just leave her alone" or "honey, just chew it up real fast". They should have just stuck it in a hotdog and poked it down my throat as big of a hissy I threw.
Eventually, I wore them down and they would get me the thick, pink Amoxicillin liquid which was worse because of the texture (and smell) but I could hold my nose and choke it down and superquickly chase it with 7Up. It had to be taken 3 times a day instead of once like the pill so dad brought it to school at lunchtime and I remember sitting in the van one time and the stuff went down. And right back up it came. On my dad, his van and my Nike's.
I had strep throat so I HAD to take it so we played again. This time, I barely got it down and it stayed.
For years, all I took was chewable St. Joseph aspirin (where were the inventors of the melt away pills when I was a kid??)
At some point a few years ago, I had a headache at work and someone gave me some sort of smallish caplet of ibuprofen. It went down. Then I got shingles and they gave me these horse pills. I was so miserable, I threw them in my mouth and took a big chug of water, threw my head back and they were gone.
I was cured!!!!!!!
Sadly, my sister D also has the pill phobia.
To end this story, I have to take 11 pills a day. ELEVEN.
I can swallow 3 at a time. After I swallow like 6, my throat starts the constricting thing and I have to take a few breaths and think happy thoughts like warm sunshine and the perfect lipgloss. Eleven.
So I take all of the ones above plus my CoQ10, Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oil.
We went to Sam's Club this morning to pick up the roses we hand out to the moms at work (customers and employees) every Mother's Day. We got 250 roses plus a huge hydrangea plant, a mixed flower arrangement for my MIL and a mini potted rose bush (plus our eleventy million bottles of vitamins and such) and drove the hour it takes to get home. Near the 30 minute mark, my eyes were so itchy I wanted to claw them out. Nose was itchy, stuffy. It was ugly. So my husband stopped at the next exit and I ran in Walgreen's for Zyrtec.
The fruit and veggie pills I got say they are compared to Juice Plus, which Mel recommended but they were cheaper. The B Complex has all the B's I need.
I got my Gap order today and everything fits and is cute.
Our new sign for work is being installed tomorrow.
Has anyone tried these chips? They are sooo good!
I am not starting my pill adventure until tomorrow and if I start feeling better and have more energy, I will have no idea which pill worked.