Questions to Ask Your Physician
Just as your doctor asks you questions, you’ll probably have some questions for your doctor. Here are a few suggestions; feel free to jot down any other questions you have and expect to get answers during your visit. Some people also find it useful to have another person come with them when they receive test results to help remember important information about the diagnosis.
- How will you determine whether I have narcolepsy?
- Is it possible I have some other condition instead?
- When and how will I get test results? When can I talk with you about them?
- If I have narcolepsy, will medication help?
- What other ways can I manage my symptoms?
- If I’m only experiencing certain symptoms, will I develop other symptoms later?
- How can I manage work or school with this condition?
- What about driving? How can I know if it’s safe?
- Are there any activities I should avoid?
- How can I keep myself and others safe if I have an episode of cataplexy or daytime sleep attack?
- Should I avoid drinking alcohol? Smoking? Caffeine?
- Are there any diet or exercise programs or schedule that will help control my symptoms?
- If I have narcolepsy, will my symptoms get worse over time?
- Are there any local support groups or organizations for people with narcolepsy that I can join?
Talk with a XYREM Patient Connection Mentor
The XYREM Patient Connection program provides an opportunity for you to talk one-on-one with a mentor who has been diagnosed with excessive daytime sleepiness and/or cataplexy with narcolepsy, and has been treated with XYREM.