A good working relationship with a neurologist is vital to getting seizures under control. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your visit and relationship.
1. Even if you feel intimidated, act as if you are confident about what you want to ask. Do not allow any professional to make you feel silly for asking questions.
2. Share your medical history openly. You never know what may be important for the doctor to know about, even if it seems trivial to you.
3. Be open to what the neurologist encourages trying. When symptoms are hard to clarify, sometimes finding out what doesn’t work is as important as finding out what does.
4. Keep a record of your response to medications, including changes in your symptoms and side effects.
5. Don’t be afraid to seek a second or even third opinion.