I really want to know how often all of you see the neurologist (or other doc) who treats your MS. I am pretty sure that most of us head in to see our neuro pretty quickly if we feel a relapse coming on or if we are experiencing side effects from medications.
However, I am not talking about those situations. I'm interested in the situation where things are going along in a pretty steady manner - same symptoms, some days better, some days worse - for months and years without much change. Earlier this year, I asked the question in my blog, How often do you get an MRI? The answers ranged from "every 6 months" (often from people on Tysabri) to "every 3 to 5 years" to "never, after my initial diagnosis."
Now, I'm curious to know about neuro visits. My doc wants me to come in, but since he is booked up through the end of the year, I am supposed to see the physician assistant. I'm not quite sure why. When I asked, I was told, "So that we can monitor you." I am on no meds besides Copaxone, which I have been taking for 6 years with no issues. My EDSS has not changed in recent years. I just kind of don't want to go in, because I just don't feel like it, as juvenile as that sounds.
What about you? How often do you see your doc? What do you discuss? Is a full exam done every time? Share your schedule of doc visits with us and tell us if you think they are useful in the comments section below.