Your Doctor-Visit Prep Toolbox
So that you can have more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and journals to help you prepare for your next appointment. Recording multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and other aspects of your condition will make it easier for you to ask smart questions, and develop a deeper understanding of MS, its symptoms and treatments, and how you can partner with your healthcare providers to achieve your goals and better manage your condition.
MS Doctor Discussion Guide
It is important to prepare for your next doctor's appointment so you can have a better conversation with your doctor. Use this handy guide to record your symptoms, condition progress, and treatments, and share this information with your doctor.
MS Activity Journal
Monitoring your level of physical activity will help you recognize changes in mobility. Share your activity journal, and the impact of your daily living activities on your mobility, with your doctor.
Download the HealthCentral MS Activity Journal.
MS Caregiver Tips
The role of caregiver carries a lot of responsibility and can be challenging at times. From time to time, every caregiver needs support to recharge. Here is some self-care advice for caregivers that will help you maintain your personal well-being and get own needs met.
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A sleep journal is a great way to see the overall picture of your sleeping habits and how they relate to your condition. By keeping track of any changes that have made a difference in your sleep quality, you will most likely start to recognize patterns and be able to communicate them with your doctor.
Keeping an up-to-date record of your medications and bringing it to your appointment gives your doctor the most current information about you. Having a medication tracker helps reduce your medication risks, may avoid side effects and allergies to medications.
Effective stress management helps you lessen stress in your life so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. Identifying and recording your regular stressors and the way you deal with them, will help you begin to see patterns and common themes over time.
Download the HealthCentral Guide To Handling Stress.