“This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own”
Who ever thought of online doctor visits was a genius
My running was going so well, until today. I was running 5 miles a day and gaining some speed. I was even thinking about registering for a 5K race. Today started off well. The weather was cool and I had plenty of energy. I was looking forward to a fast five-mile run. I did my usual stretching and my legs felt good that was until I started running. I ran a couple of blocks and the back of my leg felt tight. So I stopped to stretch some more. I started running again but the tightness then developed into a pain. I thought I could push through it but the pain would not go away. So I stopped running and walked, feeling defeated. How could this be happening to me? I was finally running without any pain after my break from injuries. The pain was right near the top of my leg, near my bottom. I think I pulled a muscle but I was not sure. I had no clue what I did to bring on this pain. The last thing I wanted to do was visit a doctor. Who wants to have to drive 30 minutes to the doctor, that is if I can even get an appointment today. Then wait for hours in the waiting room only to be told it is a muscle problem. I just want to find out how to treat this injury.
I am so glad I discovered American Well online doctor visits. Amwell takes the hassle out of visiting the doctor and allows you to visit with a licensed doctor 24 hours a day/7 days a week from the comfort of your home. I just love that I don’t have to pack up the kids and sit in a doctor's waiting room. That takes way too much time out of my day, not to mention the cost and the germs at the doctors. Amwell is so easy to use too. I just go to their website and register. Then I describe my medical problem and I can also submit pictures too if needed to help the doctor make the right diagnosis. Last year my teen son had a sore throat and he took a picture of his throat with his phone. His ugly throat picture allowed the online doctor to prescribe medicine for my son and I did not have to leave the house to visit the doctor. Sometimes the online doctors are ready to visit with you right away but if the wait time is long, they will call you when it is your turn. You relax on your couch in your own home while waiting for the doctor to call you.
Back to my “pain in the butt” and yes, I used the above picture to show the doctor where the pain was located. I chatted with the online doctor from my computer. You can also talk to the doctor on your smartphone or tablet. I love that I can choose from a list of available doctors and also view a profile of them to see if they are a good fit for me. My wait time to see the doctor was only five minutes and I was able to surf the web while I waited. When the doctor was ready to see me my web camera opened up and I was able to see the doctor. I then chatted with the doctor. She asked me questions about my injury/pain. She told me how to treat it and if it did not get better in a couple of days to make an appointment with my doctor or go to urgent care to get some imaging done. I was already icing the injury but the doctor suggested alternating with ice and heat. She also suggested that I take ibuprofen and use a pain relief cream. You would think by now I would remember these things with my past running injuries but I don't. She also told me not to run for seven days, that is going to be a tough one, but I will listen so things can heal and not get worse.
I am so glad I used Amwell's online doctor service today. Sure, I could have used an internet search to self-diagnose my pain but we all know what happens from doing that- a simple thing turns into a horrible disease. I will leave medical stuff to doctors. I did not have to leave my home to see a doctor. Which was good as I was in too much pain to drive as it hurts to sit. My boys were happy about that too as they don't like sitting for hours in a doctor's office. Amwell is great for everything from colds, sprains all the way to pink eye. Skip the long lines at the urgent care/ doctor offices and speak to a real board certified doctor from the comfort of your own home. The doctors can even prescribe medications and refer you to doctors for follow-up care. Watch the below video to see how easy it is to talk with a doctor online right now or when the need arises.
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