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  • How serious your disability is will determine the kind of medical treatment you need.
  • The Department of Health & Human Services uses a self-directed approach to disability support services, which means that you and your family will need to make decisions about your medical treatment together.
  • Keeping a regular routine will help you to remember to take your medication and complete any other tasks necessary for your treatment.
  • If you are seeing multiple health professionals, it is a good idea to have one doctor who is the ‘leader’ of your healthcare team.
  • Tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking, including prescription, non-prescription (over-the-counter) and complementary medicines (such as herbal remedies and vitamin supplements).
  • If you do not feel your medication is working, or it is causing unwanted side effects, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking the treatment without speaking to your doctor first.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015