Talking to Your Doctor about Narcolepsy
Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is important to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with narcolepsy. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
These will make it easier to talk to doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Last reviewed June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
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