Taking Action

How Should I Prepare for My Appointment?

Receiving a diagnosis of Hepatitis C can be overwhelming.  There’s a lot of information to absorb during an appointment, so you may want to consider bringing a family member or friend with you.

In addition, time with your doctor is often brief so it helps to come well prepared.  To prepare, try and do the following:

  • When you make the appointment, ask if there is anything you need to do before coming in, such as restrict your diet.
  • Write down any symptoms you’ve been experiencing, even if you don’t think they’re related to the problem.
  • Bring a list of medications you’re currently taking.  Include vitamins, supplement, herbs or home remedies.
  • Write down important personal information, including issues related to your home life, job or any major stresses.