I've always had the worst, absolute worst time swallowing pills. I remember in college when a nurse tried to teach me how to swallow pills. Nothing worked and I think I ended up with a shot.
Several years later, I did manage to learn a trick to get me to swallow pills. I have to fool myself into thinking I'm swallowing food. I'll eat something and in the middle of my meal, I stick the pill in my mouth and swallow. Somehow my throat thinks I'm eating food and will allow the food to go down.
This has worked so well that I've been able to swallow a multivitamin without a problem. When I saw this Ultra Women's Silver vitamin I figured I could do it since I've been taking the Centrum Silver just fine.
The pill is HUGE! They should put a real life size picture on the bottle so you know what you're buying. I've tried and tried, but my throat is absolutely rebelling.
I also tried a pill cutter, but the pill is so fat that cutting it in half doesn't make it small enough.
Art, on the other hand can swallow horse pills just fine. He doesn't even have to trick himself. He just sticks it in his mouth, tilts his head back, takes a swig of water and down it slides! He has decided that rather than waste the rather expensive pills, he would take them.
If people start noticing his voice sounding an octave higher, you'll know why.