6 Important MS Questions to Ask Your Neurologist at Your Next Checkup

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Dana Cooper, M.D.
August 08, 2022

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition. Anyone can develop MS, but most people are diagnosed with MS between ages 20 and 50. As the years go by, you’ll likely learn a lot about your condition and what works for you. But MS can also change over the years. For example, symptoms may worsen, or the disease may become inactive.

Checking in regularly with your doctor can help you stay on top of your condition, help you maintain independence, and promote long-term quality of life. Here are the MS questions to ask your neurologist at your next checkup.

1. What Do My Symptoms Mean?

Most people with MS have relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), in which the disease is marked by periods of symptoms—known as flares, attacks, or relapses—and periods of remission, or relative improvement in symptoms. There may even be some pseudo-relapses, where symptoms of prior relapses can become apparent.