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We should never let the MS outweigh us. At least make sure that we’re comfortable with our neurologists. I never feel like I’m just talking to someone and it’s just a business transaction. I ask questions and rather than me just getting an answer from him, he’s also giving me feedback to help me get to a point where I know I’ll be better.
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The conversations can be anything from: “How have you been feeling?” or “Do you think this medication is best suited for you?” I don’t feel like I’m talking to a brick wall. I look forward to the appointments. That’s how much I appreciate them.
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I started keeping a journal so that I can actually note any symptoms that I have. It helps when I go to see my neurologist so that I can make sure I don’t miss anything because my life is busy. When it comes down to those appointments, I just recommend that individuals focus on having notes so that you don’t forget, but you want to build that relationship with your neurologist because they’re really going to be your new best friend.
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One thing that we did discuss was issues I was having with medication that I was on, and he gave me different options for other medication and we went over everything from side effects to how long people have been taking that. It didn’t have to be an immediate decision, but everything was outlined and he was so detailed in his delivery to help me understand what will be best for me.
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The first neurologist I had, it just wasn’t ideal. I almost felt like it was a lack of care and concern, and so I recommend if anyone ever feel that they’re not getting the attention that they deserve, reach out to your MS community, and do your research, and find someone who’s best for you.
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I’m LaTasha Garvin, and I’m a member of MyMSTeam.
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