I have a hard time taking pills as well, so I use this liquid medicine measurer thingy (I have a picture for you) to help throw it down my throat. Just put water up to about 2 mL (you can adjust it to your needs) and then hold your tongue if it keeps blocking your throat and then flip it into your mouth. It pretty much forces it down your throat and I have never choked once on it. Felt like it but never have.
Crappy Picture XD