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I have been a migraine sufferer for about 20 years now. That’s a long time to deal with the pain associated with a migraine, the kind of pain that takes you away from your life until it’s better. Without pain relief, it takes a long time to feel better and with 3 crazy kids I don’t have a long time to wait it out.
I’ve found a few things that have worked somewhat as pain relief. Over-the-counter migraine medicine being one of them, though they recalled my brand earlier this year and it’s been hard to find since. Luckily, however, I get very few migraines any more. Maybe once a month now. Unfortunately, they’ve been replaced by what I believe are chronic sinus headaches.
Or so I thought. I’ve been to the doctor about it, as these headaches are especially bad in the morning and make it so I don’t even want to get out of bed. But everything I’ve received thus far has had little effect. Except for coffee. Coffee works.
I needed other suggestions. So I turned to Walgreens for answers, and their online pharmacists that are available 24/7. While I’ve always turned to Walgreens for my family’s health needs, as well as quick shopping, I had no idea their site had an online chat feature until recently. How very convenient!
The pharmacist I talked with was very pleasant and helpful. He’s under the impression that these recent headaches may be caused by high blood pressure. Which makes sense, because the last time I was checked I noticed it has been rising. Naturally, his first suggestion was to consult a doctor about this issue, which I need to do.
He then went on to strongly recommended that I eat breakfast, which is something I admit I very rarely do. The Walgreens online pharmacist believes a good breakfast first thing in the morning will help alleviate these headaches. Coffee, he said, was also good to continue drinking because of the caffeine content that would keep my headaches at bay. Then, if all else fails, he suggested Extra Strength Tylenol.
I didn’t have Extra Strength Tylenol on hand, so I headed to Walgreens. You can find more on my shopping trip in my Google+ Album.
There, I found a full aisle for pain management and help for pain relief. They also had Answers at Walgreens displays in the aisle, giving useful facts about the medicine we take. The next time I go to my doctor I also need to ask when I should start an aspirin regimen, because I know migraine sufferers have an increased chance of stroke and I would like to be around for my kids for a long time.
There are also Answers at Walgreens pamphlets, which contain coupons for your pain relief needs. I couldn’t find the pamphlets at my Walgreens, but you should definitely check for them at yours!
It was easy to find the Tylenol I needed. I also picked up a bag for my niece’s birthday present. So I was able to head home with my purchases and some new information to think over.
Then, once home, I had my first breakfast of many. Raisin cinnamon swirled toast with butter, some orange juice, and of course, coffee.