I had a horrible time taking any kind of pill for many, many years. About two years ago I finally managed to surmount that, and I now believe it was a mental block, not a physical inability to swallow pills. I started with those little teeny tiny pills, that are a flat tablet about half the size of my pinkie fingernail. Once I was able to swallow those without much trouble, I was able to swallow actual pills. It still helps for me to swallow some water first, put the pill in my mouth, and then drink more water.
I sympathize! I do, I really do. I tried all the chopping and grinding and getting liquid medicines and all of that. Pills and tablets aren't meant to be ground up, though, so they usually taste absolutely retched. Best of luck with your struggle. I know it can be so frustrating to be unable to do something so simple that almost everyone can do.
Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.