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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
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    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
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 19,536
    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: 13,722
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. MS rebound on patients stopping Gilenya is a matter of concern

    Started by agate, 05-02-2016 06:00 PM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,683
    05-04-2016, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  2. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2016 10:32 PM
    61 Pages
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    • Replies: 603
    • Views: 28,983
    05-03-2016, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  3. Sex hormone therapy may increase MS risk

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-29-2016 04:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 921
    05-01-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Exercise pedaller

    Started by agate, 04-29-2016 07:17 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,472
    05-01-2016, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  5. Daclizumab

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-29-2016 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 641
    04-30-2016, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  6. Strange new symptom

    Started by BBS1951, 04-29-2016 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 664
    04-30-2016, 05:35 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 907
    04-29-2016, 03:13 AM Go to last post
  7. Stretching for spasticity

    Started by agate, 04-14-2016 04:03 PM
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,769
    04-27-2016, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  8. Vitarin////. Voltarin

    Started by SalpalSally, 04-24-2016 04:59 AM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,297
    04-25-2016, 04:06 AM Go to last post
  9. 10 THings you can say to someone with a Chronic Illness...good article

    Started by Lazarus, 04-16-2016 02:35 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 3,383
    04-24-2016, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Question ***A VERY important question***

    Started by Howie, 04-14-2016 02:24 PM
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    • Replies: 81
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    04-23-2016, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  11. Happy 4/20!

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-20-2016 03:32 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,896
    04-23-2016, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  12. More support for infection theory of MS

    Started by BBS1951, 04-20-2016 03:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 704
    04-21-2016, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  13. MS and HIV Meds : your thoughts and knowledge?

    Started by BBS1951, 04-17-2016 05:22 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,671
    04-19-2016, 06:36 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 633
    04-17-2016, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  14. PostSecret

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-16-2016 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 629
    04-16-2016, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  15. Adem, guillan barre and zika

    Started by BBS1951, 04-13-2016 03:09 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 784
    04-14-2016, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Neuro appointment today and Biotin

    Started by BBS1951, 04-12-2016 03:06 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,138
    04-14-2016, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  17. Walking aids?

    Started by agate, 03-19-2016 07:23 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 3,877
    04-13-2016, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Another opportunistic infection seen with Lemtrada

    Started by Cherie, 04-06-2016 06:54 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,619
    04-11-2016, 08:14 AM Go to last post

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