Boring fact about me: I wasn’t able to swallow pills for the LONGEST time. I tried…oh so many times. My throat would close up each and every instance I would attempt something as small as a mini M&M.
Somehow, over time, I managed to learn to swallow small pills. I also miraculously discovered my ability to swallow Aleve caplets. Anything larger than a 220mg caplet will certainly thwart me. Unfortunately, my inability to swallow pills makes it hard to take vitamins…unless they are in gummy form. I’m such a child.
So, imagine my delight when I saw that Citracal had come out with petites…calcium tablets that are supposed to be easy to swallow! Hooray! I quickly swiped them off the shelf and placed them in the shopping cart.
When I got home and opened up the bottle, I was immediately filled with disappointment.
On the left: an Aleve caplet. On the right: a Citracal petite. HA! There is nothing petite about it, in my opinion. It is twice as thick, it is slightly longer, and it is wider than an Aleve caplet. Crud.
Don’t get me started on the rectangular shape either. Who designed that? I tried swallowing one of the darn things about 10 times (using 3 different Citracal tablets in the process because they started to disintegrate. YUCK!) with no luck whatsoever. When Justin returned home, I forced another one into his hand and asked him to try. He doesn’t have any problems with swallowing pills, so I was curious if he would have any issues. Guess what? He was able to swallow the Citracal, but immediately started making a horrible face.
“Ack! Ugh…I could feel it lodged in my throat the entire way down. That was horrible!”
Well, that just stinks. What the heck am I supposed to do now with a 98% full bottle of Citracal petites that neither of us are able to consume?
I want my money back, Citracal.
Do you have a hard time swallowing pills? Please tell me I’m not alone…