Kelly provides advice for women who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and are looking for treatment options.
The advice that I would give to a woman who is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is to make sure that you have aligned yourself with a neurologist who you have total confidence in; to find the person who is going to spend more than one or two minutes with you, who is going to give you enough time so they get to know you and they get to know the aspects of your life that are important to you so that they can help guide you to make the decisions with regard to medication, activity, how all of this can fit into your life to better your journey with the disease because it is very possible to do.
I was on what I used to call ‘The Great Neurologist Journey,’ trying to find the right person who wasn’t looking to see how much time had passed and move on to the next patient, but heard all of my questions, heard all of my concerns, and either formulated an answer or would say to me, “I am not sure about that; I need to get back to you.” Those people are out there and it’s worth taking the time to find them and go on a little test run with a neurologist and find another one if they are not answering the questions that you have.
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