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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Did you know that MS relapses can affect your vision?

Treatment for optic neuritis may help 

Optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve), which causes short-term vision loss, may be unpredictable. But learning about options, such as H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection), is a good way to take charge of your treatment plan.
Get a glimpse at how Acthar may help >

Meet Emily.
Super mom of 3 boys
Living with MS since 2010
“The relapse that led to my MS diagnosis began as a slow, stabbing pain in my left eye and intensified over the next 2 weeks. My vision diminished from being able to see clearly out of that eye to the point where it was as if I was looking through wax paper. I was told I had optic neuritis.

When I started taking Acthar, my vision went from being completely gray to gradually more shades of light. Then it went to being like pinpricks, as if I could see through a lace doily. And finally it came back to a more stable vision. Over the next couple weeks as my vision continued to improve, I was able to get back to my regular routine. Things like cuddling with my boys, and talking to my husband about weekend plans became viewed as very precious gifts.

I refuse to live in fear of what I can't control, and instead I choose to be prepared should a relapse occur. It is comforting to know Acthar is available for me if a relapse does happen.”

This story is about one person's experience with Acthar. Everyone is different and results may vary. It is important to discuss all treatment options with your healthcare provider who is in the best position to know what is right for you.
  • Learn more about how Emily’s optic neuritis led to her MS diagnosis
  • Explore how Emily discovered Acthar after trying another treatment
  • Find out how Emily found support through A.S.A.P.—Acthar Support & Access Program

Did You Know? 66% of people with MS will experience optic neuritis. That’s almost 7 out of every 10 people living with MS.

Learn more about optic neuritis >

P.S. Want a closer look? Ask your healthcare provider about Acthar, and sign up now for an Acthar program in your area


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