There are many symptoms of MS. By being able to consider how all MS symptoms, both ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’, may affect you, is the first step to helping you to talk about them with your family, friends, and treatment team.1
Use these example questions to prepare for your next appointment with your doctor or treatment team.
The following questions are for you to consider your own experience with MS symptoms so that you can better discuss it with your doctor - and healthcare team. These questions are not intended to be a diagnostic tool. The questions included here are just a few examples of how ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ symptoms may affect a person living with MS.
Help your treatment team, family, and friends understand and support you by clearly describing how MS symptoms affect you and what you’re doing to try and manage it.
MS affects many people in many different ways.
There are several different ways you may be able to think and do something about it.2,3
Write down questions or concerns you might have about your MS symptoms to take to your next doctors visit or healthcare team meeting.4
Tell others about your MS symptoms if it feels right to do so.
Provide prescription medicines to help manage the different symptoms of your MS.
Recommend potential alternative therapies or coping strategies to help you manage your symptoms.5
Help you to understand the symptoms you are experiencing.
The above suggestions are not a substitute for medical advice.
Always talk to your doctor about the best way to manage your MS and your MS symptoms.