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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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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM 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: 24,714
    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
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Social Security COLA will be 0.3% in 2017

    Started by agate, 10-18-2016 03:19 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 3,325
    10-20-2016, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Vitsmin D Genes and MS relapses

    Started by Sunshine, 10-19-2016 03:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 995
    10-20-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  3. MS related question

    Started by Sunshine, 10-18-2016 09:43 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,749
    10-19-2016, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Baclofen?

    Started by Sunshine, 10-13-2016 03:35 PM
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,211
    10-19-2016, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  5. Hurricane Matthew Check In

    Started by Sunshine, 10-04-2016 01:03 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 8,298
    10-19-2016, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Balance vest, anyone?

    Started by agate, 10-16-2016 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,421
    10-17-2016, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  7. MS Attack and neuro visit

    Started by Sunshine, 10-11-2016 02:59 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,784
    10-13-2016, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Happy Birthday, ssusan (October 9)!

    Started by agate, 10-09-2016 08:02 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,035
    10-11-2016, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  9. What we do to keep on

    Started by Sunshine, 10-01-2016 02:45 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 4,475
    10-11-2016, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Guests

    Started by agate, 10-07-2016 04:50 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,299
    10-10-2016, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  11. (ECTRIMS) Fluoxetine (Prozac) in progressive MS?

    Started by agate, 10-04-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,362
    10-07-2016, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Thumbs up Testing

    Started by Howie, 10-05-2016 01:06 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,694
    10-06-2016, 04:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Very frightening thing just happened.

    Started by Sunshine, 10-03-2016 12:35 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,985
    10-05-2016, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  14. IVIG Tuesday

    Started by Sunshine, 10-01-2016 02:32 PM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,984
    10-04-2016, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  15. Inclusive bathing beach in Russia

    Started by agate, 10-01-2016 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,264
    10-02-2016, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Easy ways to get rx's?

    Started by agate, 09-26-2016 04:10 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,869
    10-02-2016, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  17. Happy Birthday, Pegakafarmgirl--September 22!

    Started by agate, 09-22-2016 06:44 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,862
    10-01-2016, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  18. OT September Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 08-31-2016 09:31 PM
    35 Pages
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    • Replies: 347
    • Views: 24,248
    10-01-2016, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  19. Rituxan

    Started by jendie, 08-20-2016 01:12 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 4,697
    09-30-2016, 02:03 PM Go to last post

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