Preparing for Your First Appointment

After you have an appointment to see a doctor about MS for the first time, there are some steps you should take to make your visit a smooth one.

For an office visit, bring the following lists:

  • Medications that you’re taking, with dosages
  • Your symptoms, along with when they started, when they stopped and what made them better or worse
  • Any allergies you have
  • Your medical history, including surgeries and past medical problems

For an MRI:

  • Wear clothes that have no metal zippers, snaps or buttons
  • Remove all jewelry, glasses, hearing aids and dentures
  • Remove cosmetics
  • Remove any prosthetic devices
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