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Questions I should ask Neurologist?

Hello,

Wondered if anyone is in the Glasgow / Lanarkshire Area?

How do you find your neurologist and care?

Following a recent relapse I have an appointment with a new Neurologist (not seen one for 6 years) and wondered what questions I should ask? Regarding Medication? Never had any up till now but believe this is what will be suggested.

Thanks in advance Sam x

hi sam

i’m not in scotland but if the neuro is suggesting a DMD it is usual for your ms nurse to be there to help you with the decision.

so if you haven’t already got one, ask about an ms nurse.

carole x

Hi Sam

I’ve never actually had an MS nurse in the consultation with a neurologist. So I suspect (as with everything else related to MS), it depends on your local service.

If you are discussing disease modifying drugs (DMDs) then having an idea about the options that might be offered to you is useful. If you’re unsure at all, have a look at https://www.mstrust.org.uk/about-ms/ms-treatments/ms-decisions-aid

Otherwise, have a think about what you do and don’t know, write some notes for yourself as to what you want the neurologist to know, and don’t forget to take the notes out during the appointment (I had an appointment yesterday, wrote notes beforehand and forgot to take them out so missed a few things I’d wanted to tell him!)

If you have someone to take with you, that might help as they may remember things you forget.

Sue

Thanks Carol, I was diagnosed 10 years ago but I’ve been out of touch with hospital because I’ve kept ok but after recent relapse I’m back in the system! X

Thanks Sue, I’ve seen a few of your replies, you’re so knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks x

I was diagnosed 10 years ago but I’ve been out of touch with hospital because I’ve kept ok but after recent relapse I’m back in the system! X