I have been loving my time at home with my babies! Roman is 2 1/2 weeks old already – where does the time go? I’ve got to confess… I am so, SO happy not to be pregnant anymore. Not only is there the general discomfort that comes at the end, but there are a lot of medications you can’t take during pregnancy. I have battled acid reflux for the past 6 years (I even had surgery for it 2 years ago) and I have been really anxious to get back on a treatment that is more effective to control it. If you have digestive health issues… you know just what I’m talking about. You want something that works 100% of the time. But rather than just go back to my old medication, I was curious whether anything changed in the past year or so for treating chronic heartburn. So I used Walgreens Answers to chat with a pharmacist and find out what the current best recommendation is.
I was taking Prevacid while I was pregnant. It was the safer medication and I was only getting heartburn about twice a week. Which isn’t too bad (when I would have it all day long without any medication). But I really wanted something that worked differently to see if I could get rid of my heartburn altogether with daily treatment. Answers at Walgreens allows you to talk face-to-face with a pharmacist in-store, or chat with a pharmacist 24-hours a day to get advice about medications you are considering.
The pharmacist had two suggestions for me, and one was Prilosec – which I was taking before, and is available over-the-counter. It also fits our budget with a Walgreens brand generic available. You can read more about my shopping trip in my Google+ post!
What I also like about using Walgreens as my family’s pharmacy is the Balance Rewards program. I keep my card right on my iPhone – no digging through my purse looking for my card. I manage our prescriptions and even order photos right from the app on my phone.
And best yet, I earned 2000 Rewards points this visit just buying a medication I would have chosen anyway!
I really like the accessibility of the Walgreens pharmacists for my simple medication questions like this. It was so easy to log in and get answers to my “burning” questions. Haha. And, I’m happy to say that after a week on the new medication I’m already feeling much better! It makes it so much easier to enjoy this little guy:
Hey, I couldn’t resist sharing – can you blame me?? ;) But feeling better sure helps me focus on the most important things!