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M S Nurses

What exactly is their role?

Do they liaase with the Neuro - G P - advise on drugs etc?

i have two ms nurses.

one is based at a local (ish) clinic, the other is based at salford royal which is a big place for neurology.

they monitor my dmd.

the one at salford changed me to tecfidera because i had bad lipotrophy from copaxone.

she asks about my general health as well as my ms and prescribes anything she thinks may be helpful.

this is useful because my gp is often reluctant to prescribe anything.

i get seen every few months to check on the tecfidera.

i’m very grateful for their support.

it’s a crime that people in other parts of the uk don’t get ths support.

carole x

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[quote=“catwomanCarole58”]

i have two ms nurses.

one is based at a local (ish) clinic, the other is based at salford royal which is a big place for neurology.

they monitor my dmd.

the one at salford changed me to tecfidera because i had bad lipotrophy from copaxone.

she asks about my general health as well as my ms and prescribes anything she thinks may be helpful.

this is useful because my gp is often reluctant to prescribe anything.

i get seen every few months to check on the tecfidera.

i’m very grateful for their support.

it’s a crime that people in other parts of the uk don’t get ths support.

carole x

[/quote] Thanks Carole – are they able to prescribe a DMD without a neuro being involved?

I agree with what carole has said, they’re total godsends who are overworked and underpaid. I don’t think they can prescribe funds without a Neuro consultants endorsement though, partly due to cost in funding a dmd. Hope that answers your question, fluffyollie xx