On most days, a question will pop into my head about my MS that I would love to ask my neurologist if he was sitting in my living room. Many of these questions are things that I really want to know - things that would help me understand what is going on in my body or if I should be doing something different in order to feel better.
I see my neurologist once a year, unless I am having a relapse, which I have been fortunate enough to not have for a couple of years. In that time, many, many questions have come up, as well as several observations about symptoms getting better or worse. Yet, somehow, when my annual appointment comes around, I have forgotten the majority of the topics that I wanted to discuss with my neurologist. The most frustrating part of the picture is that many of these questions come rushing back to the forefront the minute that I leave his office, saying, "See you next year."
Last year, I spent the week before my appointment thinking about what I wanted to say, and actually carved out a dedicated hour on the day before my appointment to write down questions and do an inventory of my symptoms for review. It helped greatly - not only could I bring these things to my doctor's attention, I could also report what things had helped (or made me feel worse).
Give it a try yourself. Prep for your appointment with your neuro.
Read the full article: How to Prepare for an Appointment with Your MS Neurologist