#WalgreensAnswers for Pain Relief

12 Aug

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Imagine that it’s the middle of the night; you hear a strange sound coming from your bathroom.  Could it be an intruder?  You grab the closest “weapon” sitting on your bed table, a hard copy of Where the Wild Things Are, and head towards the noise.  You creep down the dark hall, raise the book high above your head, push open the door prepared for an attack…and see your poor surprised, aching husband rubbing his knees as he sits on the side of the tub.  He needs obvious pain relief (and not just from laughing at you) and you need a solution.  Answers at Walgreens offers support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

pain relief needed for knee

My husband has suffered from arthritis for the 20+ plus years we’ve been together.  At 30, he had his first joint replaced and I’m sure there are more in his future.  His mother was debilitated by RA and as much as I hope that won’t be his future; I fear it is.  The good news is that most of the time, his aches and pains are under control.  I don’t usually find him suffering in our bathroom praying for relief.

It’s rainy season here in Florida and with dampness comes swollen joints and pain.  Just Plane Dad’s feet and knees have been stiff and sore for the last month.  He takes a daily tablet of glucosamine/chondroitin that does keep his swelling at bay; most of the time.  But not tonight…tonight I need a Walgreens answer and FAST.

Walgreens is our trusted pharmacy and has been for as long as I can remember.  We even buy our pets prescriptions from them.  I love that the store is open 24 hours and that they offer online chats with pharmacists; something my doctor’s office doesn’t do.  Really, where else can you get 24/7 health information for free? It’s so worth the peace of mind to talk to someone that is qualified to give advice.  I even use their app on my phone so I’m never stuck without an answer to my illness.

I run over to my PC and log into my Answers Balance Rewards account.  All of the information I need is in one place.  I highly suggest that you become a member too.  Not only will the program save you money through rebates and coupons but it allows you to track your activity and use the Pharmacy Chat feature.

#walgreensanswers by PC

I start the chat request and within a few seconds, I’m speaking with Pharmacist Geeta.  I explain the pain that Just Plane Dad is experiencing (throbbing, pulsing), talk briefly about his medical history (not taking any prescription drugs) and ask for suggestions for pain relief.  I specifically want an over-the-counter remedy since it’s the middle of the night and I’ll have to run out and get it.   The pharmacist recommends taking Motrin or Aleve to reduce the swelling and ease the pain, a warm compress held on the knee and pain relieving creams.  That’s an easy fix and I love that the treatment is not aggressive or requiring prescriptions.

#WalgreensAnswers pharmacy

I drive to our local Walgreens store at Midnight, yes Midnight, and notice how strange and different everything looks in the wee hours.  See what I saw by clicking here.  Surprisingly, people are out shopping though.  I find what I need quickly and remember that the pharmacist mentioned that Answers at Walgreens brochures are available on other ailments too, like sleep issues and indigestion.  I grab a few and head home.

Walgreens at night

Just Plane Dad is thrilled to see me return and impressed that I knew what to buy to offer pain relief.  I explain that we have access to the 24/7 online chat (or in-store pharmacists if during office hours) when we need them.  He is surprised that we get this feature for free and how quickly we can talk to someone. The whole process, from log on to swallowing the pill, took barely 30 minutes.  It’s reassuring to know that your first action can be to contact Walgreens and they will offer a solution; particularly since we still have a child at home.  Could you imagine the horror that is called the ER at this time of night?

I truly think that if every doctor’s office offered this type of patient service, the world would be much happier and less nervous.  We happen to have the luxury of medical insurance however for those that don’t, they can still get professional advice when they aren’t feeling well.  I think back to the days when I was a new Helicopter Mom and wish that I’d had support at the touch of my fingertips.  That is invaluable and makes Answers at Walgreens tops in our book.  The pharmacist was kind, caring and most importantly, knowledgeable.  Exactly what we needed!

Obviously we “like” our local store and newfound pharmacist but we invite you to LIKE them too!  If you suffer from chronic pain, there is help available.  Click here to tell your friends they don’t have to suffer anymore; they can get #WalgreensAnswers too.

Would you use the Pharmacy Chat if someone in your family was ill?  Comment below and let us know!

Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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