Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

While you might first discuss your symptoms with your family doctor, he or she may refer you to a neurologist — a doctor who specializes in disorders of the brain and nervous system — for further evaluation.

What you can do

Because appointments can be brief, plan ahead and write a list that includes:

  • Information about the medical problems of your parents or siblings
  • All the medications and dietary supplements you take
  • Questions you want to ask the doctor

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • When did your symptoms start?
  • Have your symptoms worsened over time?
  • Does anything seem to help relieve your symptoms?
  • What medications do you take?
  • Have you ever had a stroke or head injury?
Jan. 28, 2014