Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You're likely to start by seeing your family doctor. He or she may refer you to a specialist in skin diseases (dermatologist). In some cases, doctors specializing in the treatment of conditions affecting the nervous system (neurologist) may be consulted.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you might want to write a list that answers the following questions:

  • Has anyone in your immediate family ever had similar symptoms?
  • Does your sweating stop when you're asleep?
  • What medications and supplements do you take regularly?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
  • How often do you experience these symptoms?
  • Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
  • What, if anything, seems to improve your symptoms?
  • What, if anything, appears to worsen your symptoms?
Sep. 21, 2012