Jim …. Sorry about the LONG wait to get help. My doc recently told ME to find a doc who can help me. Swallowing pills has been a big problem. A couple days ago I began eating and would swallow a pill between bites when eating was going okay. It seemed to help. From items I’ve read your age shouldn’t be a problem …. just find out somehow WHAT’s the 1,2,3 problem. I know you are trying.