Finding a treatment path that's right for [you]
If you have recently been diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), you may feel overwhelmed by the choices facing you. There are many effective treatments available today that help people living with MS. Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) are the only medications proven to change the course of relapsing MS. In fact, the National MS Society recommends considering treatment as soon as possible following a diagnosis of MS with active, relapsing disease.1
You and your doctor have important decisions to make together
If you are considering a DMD, you have options. Because your needs are different from the needs of other people living with MS, this questionnaire has been designed to help you and your health care provider determine your next step, including a discussion of treatment options. You may answer only the questions that are relevant to you and your experience. After you’ve completed it, print it out to take with you to your next appointment with your health care provider. You may also email it to your health care provider so he or she has it in advance.
1. National Clinical Advisory Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Expert Opinion Paper: Disease Management Consensus Statement. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 2008. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/for-professionals/healthcare-professionals/publications/expert-opinion-papers/index.aspx. Accessed May 2, 2012.