Okay maybe the title is a little exaggerated but please go VERY careful when taking tablets at night!
Tonight I forgot to take my fluoxetine (prozac), I usually take it before bed. I woke at 4 am to go to the bathroom and remembered the pill, so i took it with a sip of water before lying back down. Big mistake! I didn't drink enough, and my throat was already bone dry from being asleep.
Almost straight away I got a feeling in my throat like the pill was stuck. I usually get this and it goes away after a few minutes, so I waited. Soon, my throat started to burn like mad. I figured the pill was stuck so I drank some water and layed down to swallow it (top tip if your meds get stuck!) - something did shift which felt better but the burning only stopped on the left side. The right side of my throat still burns and the feeling can move to my jaw and ear. Ginger and honey tea has helped, as has gaviscon, but only temporarily.
After reading up online, it seems the stuck pill has done some damage to my throat. If anybody else gets this, watch it closely!! As this problem can cause ulcers in your throat, and heaven knows that's the last thing any of us need.
If it continues for more than a few days I'll be going to the docs, but wont stop taking the prozac.
Anybody else had this? Its pretty scary!! My IBS is flared up with stress/anxiety so this has sent my stomach a-rumbling :S