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How do I prepare for my doctor's appointment to discuss my dystonia?

If you are going to your doctor to discuss your dystonia symptoms, it is important to be prepared. Know your medical and family history and keep track of the symptoms you have been experiencing. Make sure to ask questions and clarify information you do not understand.

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