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six5four3two1 Wed 14-Aug-19 22:15:02

Any tips for when a pill gets stuck in your throat?
Took a setraline 30 mins ago and I can still feel it stuck in my throat.
It’s really burning as it’s dissolving.
Drank a pint of water which did nothing.
Tried coughing.
Tried big swallows.
Tried lying down and sitting up and it won’t budge 😩

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goingdownsouth Wed 14-Aug-19 22:15:37

Fizzy drink?
Warm drink?

six5four3two1 Wed 14-Aug-19 22:15:43

Oh and tried gulping water with head tipped back and chin to chest and it STILL won’t move.

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JaneJeffer Wed 14-Aug-19 22:17:06

Eat some soft white bread.

six5four3two1 Wed 14-Aug-19 22:17:58

Fizzy drink not worked. Will try food next!

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KosmoKramer Wed 14-Aug-19 22:18:33

Oh I had this with Sertraline. Just be cautious...it actually made me sick eventually and very, very dizzy. The indigestion was awful. It made me always take my tablets with a massive glass of water from that moment on.

I would keep drinking water. It will pass but it was not nice at all.

PalmersGreen Wed 14-Aug-19 22:18:55

Yes, something like bread. Hope that works, it’s horrible when that happens.

Are the pils big? I bought a pill cutter, only a few pounds, and cut anything big in half.

six5four3two1 Wed 14-Aug-19 22:19:58

The pills are tiny so not sure how it happened.
Soft bread isn’t helping. It’s like the pill is stuck in a pocket of my throat to one side.

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stayathomegardener Wed 14-Aug-19 22:49:56

Hot tea to dissolve it quicker?

FurnitureAndBackgammon Wed 14-Aug-19 22:51:56

Is it still there?
What about toast, don't chew it too much, the roughness might budge it?

TickleMyFanny Wed 14-Aug-19 23:23:54

Got any gaviscon? It’ll help with the burning till the tablet dissolves

theministryhasfallen Wed 14-Aug-19 23:25:57

I'm forever doing this with my sertraline!!! The burn is crazy! Literally nothing helped, but a pp suggestion of a warm drink is clever!

TheFishingTrip2019 Wed 14-Aug-19 23:27:13

Sertraline always does it to me too!
I always make sure I take mine with as much water as I can drink now to try and avoid it!
Horrific when they get stuck the heart burn is unreal

six5four3two1 Thu 15-Aug-19 07:25:55

Urgh that was awful. Finally got to sleep around midnight.
I think it was because I picked the pill up with wet hands and it went a bit tacky/sticky. Must have made it harder to slide down when I swallowed.
Not making that mistake again.

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