How can I get my medications when I lost all my records and the doctor's office is permanently closed?
Here is My Question:
I have MS and I used to live in Florida and I lost everything now I live in Wisconsin and need my medications how can I get my meds from the doctor without my records and the office I was attending are closed permanently.
That’s a tough situation. I’m not in Wisconsin, but if you were seeing me, I would get your history and do a very detailed neuro exam to help confirm the diagnosis of MS. If unable to confirm with that alone, then we could try and obtain any outside imaging (i.e., calling the facility where you had an MRI done and ask if they can burn a CD of your images for review) or if a lumbar puncture was done then contacting the local hospital that likely ran the testing on the fluid may be able to print up the results. If all else fails, the doctor (assuming more is needed to confirm the diagnosis) can repeat images in Wisconsin and/or obtain necessary lab testing to rule out mimicking diagnoses of MS.
Any prescribing physician needs to have evaluated you prior to prescribing medications. I’d suggest you get in to see a specialist ASAP.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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