Wondering which treatment is right for you? Your doctor can do two things to help you decide:
- give you the information you need to make an informed decision
- offer a professional opinion based on experience and insight
You'll get the most out of your doctor's visit if you come prepared:
- Schedule your visit for a time of day when you have the most energy.
- Before your visit, write down the questions you'd like to ask your doctor. The suggestions below will help get you started.
- Bring a notepad (or a friend) to your visit to help you keep track of the information you get during your appointment.
Here are a few questions to ask your doctor:
- How will this medication help with my MS (and by how much)?
- Can it slow down the progression of disability?
- Can it make my relapses less frequent or severe?
- Can it reduce my brain lesions?
- Can it help prevent me from developing clinically definite MS?
- Can it relieve my MS symptoms? Which ones, and how much can I expect them to improve?
- Can it help treat my relapses?
- How else can it help with my MS?
Asking these questions will help you and your doctor weigh the available treatment options and find the treatment that's right for you. You may also wish to add your own questions to this list. Don't be afraid to ask any questions that are on your mind, and keep asking questions until you fully understand your treatment options.
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