When it comes to treating your multiple sclerosis (MS), it’s important to play an active role in your own healthcare. By working closely with your doctor, you can get a better understanding of MS and the different treatment options.
Tips for getting the most from your doctor appointment
No one knows your body better than you. It’s important to monitor how your treatment is making you feel, and communicate that to your doctor at every appointment. Here are some other ways to play an active role in your MS treatment:
MS is a progressive disease and can get worse over time. Keep a journal of your symptoms. Tell your doctor if you experience any changes in the way you feel.
Day to day, it’s up to you to take your treatment as directed. You can set reminders to take your medicine and fill your prescriptions using your computer, watch, or smartphone. It’s also important that you follow your doctor’s instructions throughout treatment.
Keep track of how your symptoms change over time. Work with your doctor to make sure you’re getting the best results possible.
Ask your doctor about your treatment goals and what you can do to meet them. Staying on track with your treatment is an important part of managing your MS.