Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am not the Medicine Woman

I don't like taking meds, not because I'm big and tough but because I physically hate sallowing the medication. I can't even take my BC without liquid, and that is 1 tiny pill.  I've finally gotten to the point where I can sallow a standard pain killer (Aleve, Tylenol,etc.) without gagging.  One pill at a time of course.  Anything larger and, like Chester, it has be combined with food.  Don't even get my started on the nasty liquid meds, lets just say that I have spit it all over John's face before.

I'm smart, knowledgeable and been reading Good Housekeeping since I was 12, so I'm fully aware that I should be taking daily vitamins and calcium.  But....  Did you read about my pill issue above?

My mom, the RN, has made numerous suggestions.  I tried Viactiv Chocolate Soft Chews, they were too chewy, grainy and chalky.  I took Caltrate Calcium to boost my calcium, they were way too chalky and powdery.
                         Caltrate - Calcium Supplement with Vitamin D & Minerals, Chewable Tablets - 60 ea
I was abnormally surprised to spot these gummy vitamins on Kristen's blog last week.   They immediately went on my Target list.  

They are terrific!  I got both the vitamins and calcium- and they are tasty!  I am proud to say I have taken both everyday for the past week!
**patting myself on my back**


Amigh said...

Leigh, how many millgrams are those gummies? The calcium pills I take are HUGE and I have to take 3 a day for the recommended dosage!

Leigh @ Kesler Expressler said...

I HATE big pills too. Makes me gag just thinking of them.

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

yea, glad you picked some up. i love taking these, it like eating candy (which i love).

Kelly said...

Chewy vitamins? I might actually take them. My mom gave me her left over viactiv. They are okay, but they get stuck in my teeth. I might have to try these.

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

I still take flintstones vitamins because I cannot stand the taste of adult vitamins!! These may be worth a try!

Lauren said...

I also have a thing about taking pills. I can't even take them with water.. it has to be with food. Weird huh?