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Cornerstone Health Solutions is dedicated to supporting you through your multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment. We are committed to helping you with financial assistance, providing you with thorough medication education, helping keep you on track, and being fully available to you to answer questions.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that damages myelin, the protective coating that surrounds nerve fibers in your central nervous system (CNS – brain and spinal cord). Common symptoms that you may experience as a result of damaged myelin include:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty walking
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Stiffness/muscle spasms
  • Weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Bladder problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Bowel problems
  • Pain
  • Decreased brain functioning
  • Emotional changes
  • Depression

There are four different types of MS: clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing remitting MS (RRMS), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and secondary progressive MS (SPMS).

What causes MS?

The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, but there are many different factors that are suspected to play a role. As said above, MS is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the immune system is attacking your body’s own normal, healthy tissues; in this case it’s attacking myelin. Myelin is a very important component to your CNS’s functionality. Lost or damaged myelin makes it difficult for your CNS to function as well as it normally does. Environmental factors like smoking and obesity, infectious factors like previous infection with EBV, and genetic factors are all being researched as other possible causes of MS. 

Multiple Sclerosis
Mutiple Sclerosis Demyelination

What specialty medications do you offer to treat MS? 

  • Aubagio
  • Avonex
  • Betaseron
  • Copaxone, Glatopa PFS, Glatiramer acetate
  • Gilenya
  • Ocrevus
  • Plegridy
  • Rebif
  • Tecfidera

What should I expect from treatment?

The available specialty medications to treat MS can be taken by mouth, injected under your skin (subcutaneous), injected into your muscle (IM), or injected into your veins (IV). These medications work to reduce the number relapses

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Subcutaneous injection

you experience, slow the progression of disability, and limit new disease activity. However, these medications will not directly improve your symptoms. How often you will receive treatment will depend on which medication(s) your provider prescribes. Oral medications along with subcutaneous and IM shots can be self-administered at home. Please contact us for detailed instructions on how to inject yourself either under the skin or into muscle. IV medications would require you to visit an infusion center to receive your treatment. We can ship these medications directly to you, your provider, or the infusion center. The most common side effects that you may experience from these medications include headache, stomach/intestinal upset, and flu-like symptoms. If these side effects become unmanageable or if you experience any other side effects, contact your provider.

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