My whole life I hated swallowing pills (because I choke and gag on them) and refused to do so unless it was absolutely necessary. How my mom pleaded with me to take a darn vitamin pill each day. I was the one who wouldn't take a tylenol for anything. My how things have changed! NOw I take about 20 - 25 pills a day. All but 3 are non RX.-regular stuff like vitamins, minerals, fish oil, etc. It is a struggle to take them all but I feel that I must if I want a chance to get better. Actually I wish I could force myself to take even more but I just can't. to go from zero a day to 25 in all I can handle!!! I have a close friend who also has bad health problems alos and he can swallow like 10 pills at a time! I am so jealous. I have to do it one by one , and sometimes I still choke. How about you??