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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    07-14-2019, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. OT January Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 12-31-2018 11:43 PM
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    02-01-2019, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  2. OT: Eating 5 Day Old Pasta Can Kill You

    Started by SuzE-Q, 01-31-2019 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 738
    01-31-2019, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  3. January 2019: Keep on Moving Thread

    Started by Sunshine, 01-01-2019 08:14 AM
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    • Replies: 153
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    01-31-2019, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  4. Post Sudden formulary change in Part D.....question from a friend of mine

    Started by Lazarus, 01-26-2019 02:41 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    01-29-2019, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Being in a wheelchair makes one feel invisible

    Started by Sunshine, 01-19-2019 04:15 PM
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    01-26-2019, 02:37 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 604
    01-25-2019, 03:07 AM Go to last post
  6. OT...huge storm headed right for us! Oh no!

    Started by Lazarus, 01-17-2019 11:33 AM
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,636
    01-22-2019, 02:21 AM Go to last post
  7. (OT) Postage rates in US rising Jan. 27

    Started by agate, 01-20-2019 05:13 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    01-21-2019, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Survey for those with SPMS from the MS Coalition

    Started by agate, 01-18-2019 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 409
    01-18-2019, 08:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Happy birthday, Howie (December 9)!

    Started by agate, 12-08-2018 11:37 PM
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    01-18-2019, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  10. This has become a useful first step to get my body moving again....

    Started by Lazarus, 12-24-2018 04:13 AM
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    • Replies: 19
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    01-18-2019, 02:26 AM Go to last post
  11. 25 years ago last month and it just gets better!

    Started by Cherie, 01-15-2019 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-17-2019, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  12. Change in the way the National MS Society does things

    Started by agate, 01-14-2019 12:25 PM
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    01-15-2019, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Seeking peace with multiple sclerosis.

    Started by Sunshine, 01-10-2019 05:53 AM
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    01-12-2019, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  14. New folding/standing wheelchair?

    Started by agate, 01-10-2019 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 914
    01-11-2019, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  15. Question for anyone who has had MS drugs by infusion

    Started by agate, 01-05-2019 06:49 PM
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,117
    01-10-2019, 02:42 AM Go to last post
  16. Positive study on high dose Biotin for PPMS

    Started by Lazarus, 01-06-2019 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 876
    01-07-2019, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  17. More emojis/emoticons found

    Started by agate, 01-04-2019 11:44 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,964
    01-06-2019, 07:53 PM Go to last post

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