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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, 10/06)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 35,022
    10-26-2017, 05:31 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
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 19,561
    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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 13,735
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Thumbs up Anniversary

    Started by Howie, 07-09-2016 09:04 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 4,656
    07-25-2016, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  2. "When I Walk"--about young filmmaker's MS--being shown on PBS

    Started by agate, 02-12-2014 08:04 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 4,654
    06-30-2014, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  3. OT: favorite book(s)?

    Started by Uppitycats, 04-08-2016 05:05 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,651
    06-04-2016, 07:02 AM Go to last post
  4. Unhappy A Tough Day Today!

    Started by NeuroNixed Craig, 10-14-2011 09:49 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 4,600
    10-28-2011, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Sorta OT - Summer TV

    Started by SalpalSally, 07-11-2014 04:36 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 4,599
    08-12-2014, 01:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,584
    10-17-2011, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  6. Building new home due to MS

    Started by BBS1951, 06-04-2017 06:13 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 4,582
    06-23-2017, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Gioing on Medicare

    Started by newone, 08-05-2015 06:38 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 4,581
    08-27-2015, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  8. Muscle injuries & MS

    Started by selkie, 06-30-2015 08:29 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 4,547
    07-31-2015, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  9. Coffee = good!

    Started by SuzE-Q, 03-05-2016 03:46 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 4,536
    03-11-2016, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Here we go again.

    Started by Cat Dancer, 10-20-2015 09:56 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 4,514
    10-31-2015, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  11. I Couldn't Get To The Docs Today

    Started by SalpalSally, 11-16-2011 12:45 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 4,380
    11-19-2011, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  12. My First Relapse in 7 Years

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 11-06-2015 08:50 AM
    5 Pages
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    multiple sclerosis, numbness, relapse, solu-medrol, wheel chair
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,369
    11-18-2015, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  13. Think your way to a cure

    Started by Gary, 09-04-2014 01:43 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 4,364
    09-12-2014, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  14. Weather Related

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 12-14-2016 05:48 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 4,357
    12-20-2016, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  15. What to wear!

    Started by Abby2006, 11-03-2011 11:19 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 4,353
    11-06-2011, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Annette Funicello has died at age 70.

    Started by Abby2006, 04-08-2013 09:42 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,333
    04-12-2013, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  17. MSer's not boozers or smokers

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-21-2015 02:46 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 4,332
    08-04-2016, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Where are the old thread??

    Started by SalpalSally, 08-15-2011 11:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,305
    08-19-2011, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Leg numbness and cold, no frozen, feet!

    Started by mum2kat+3, 05-03-2012 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,295
    02-16-2013, 04:46 AM Go to last post

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