You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with multiple sclerosis. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Multiple Sclerosis
About Your Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis
About Treatment Options
How do I best treat MS?
What medications are available to help me?
About Lifestyle Changes
Should I engage in exercise?
Will I still be able to have children?
Multiple sclerosis (MS). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 6, 2015. Accessed September 29, 2015.
NINDS multiple sclerosis information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/multiple_sclerosis.htm. Updated July 17, 2015. Accessed September 29, 2015.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/working-with-your-doctor/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor.html. Updated May 2014. Updated September 29, 2015.
What is MS? National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS. Accessed September 29, 2015.
Last reviewed September 2015 by Rimas Lukas, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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