I just wondered if anyone has a better way of cutting up pills than the one I've kind of cobbled together. I've been advised to take 100mg and 75mg on alternate days, which is good as I was being over treated taking 100mg and 125mg on alternate days, my problem is that I've got a years supply of 100's and 25's, I don't want to take 3 of the 25's as 1, I'll quickly run out and 2, they could easily add up to 90 or 60 because of the variation allowed by law in the make up of the pills, so what I'm doing is cutting one of the 100's in half and taking that and a 25, (stay with me there is a point to this question) cutting them using a knife or pill cutter is a bit like trying to feed an elephant strawberries, very fiddly, and the kitchen must be full of bits that have pinged off never to be seen again, where do they go??? . I've found that if I just press down on the pill with my thumb it will break along the fault line, but one of the halves always breaks into two and I also get quite a lot of dust, so god alone knows how much thyroxine I'm actually taking, I know that I should go back and just ask for 50's but it was all I could do to get them to give me a years supply in one go as changing brands makes me ill, so I don't want them to revisit why they are giving me a years supply at once as they may decide that they don't want to do that. I suppose what I'm asking is, is their a better way of dealing with breaking up the pills, should I just grind them to powder perhaps and mix with water or will that cause absorbency problems? Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully received.
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