My endo wrote for 500mg 3x a day. I'm picking it up tomorrow. Are you supposed to eat every time you take it? How much is the minimum you can eat? For the time being I am very limited on what I can eat, I'm having throat problems, I'm living on yogurt, milk softened cereal, mashed potatoes and smoothies. I choke on everything else and can't tolerate meat. Also can they be cut in half? They are NOT extended release. Thank you for your help.