Your neurologist (a doctor who specializes in treating MS and other conditions affecting the nervous system) can help you make sure you are getting the greatest possible benefit from your treatment so that you can live with MS to the best of your ability.
If you have questions about MS, are not sure how to use your treatment, or have questions or concerns about your current treatment, talk to your neurologist.
This Doctor Discussion Guide will help you talk to your neurologist about MS. Just fill in the blanks, then print your answers and bring them to your neurologist's visit.
Medications I have used for MS:
I am currently using ____________________ (please enter the name of the medication(s) that you are currently using for your MS - if you're not sure, check the list below).
Check off all other medications you have used for your MS (if your medication is not on this list, write it in the blank spaces). Check all that apply:
Avonex® PS (interferon beta-1a)
Betaseron® (interferon beta-1b)
Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate)
Extavia® (interferon beta-1b)
Rebif&® (interferon beta-1a)
corticosteroids (e.g., methylprednisolone [Solu-Medrol®], prednisone)
I have some concerns about my MS treatment:
I'm not sure how to use my MS treatment properly.
I'm having trouble taking my MS medication or giving myself injections.
I'm not sure whether my MS medication is really working.
I'm having trouble remembering to take my MS medication.
I think I'm having side effects from my MS treatment.
I sometimes forget to take my MS medication.
I'm not satisfied with my MS treatment.
I have some questions:
General questions about MS:
Questions about MS treatment:
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