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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
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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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  1. Lazy eye/difference in size

    Started by petpuppy, 08-15-2016 02:25 PM
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    08-24-2016, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  2. canada dr halts MS

    Started by SalpalSally, 08-22-2016 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,422
    08-23-2016, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  3. We can get through it

    Started by nuthatch, 08-18-2016 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 879
    08-22-2016, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  4. In Pittsburgh they'll get free rides w/Uber self-driving cars

    Started by agate, 08-19-2016 12:17 PM
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,878
    08-21-2016, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Virginia

    Started by Sunshine, 08-17-2016 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,408
    08-21-2016, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Living with extreme fatigue

    Started by stillstANNding, 08-18-2016 05:33 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    08-21-2016, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  7. Neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks died

    Started by agate, 08-30-2015 08:08 PM
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    08-19-2016, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Way o.t.

    Started by Howie, 08-17-2016 04:26 AM
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    08-19-2016, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  9. Plant-based, low fat diet improves MS fatigue

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-16-2016 10:39 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,447
    08-18-2016, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  10. Things I have learned ...sometimes too late..

    Started by Catdancer, 08-12-2016 01:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-13-2016, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Botox, again.

    Started by Catdancer, 08-12-2016 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-12-2016, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  12. (OT) Fishy, fishy, fishy fish!

    Started by agate, 08-11-2016 10:19 PM
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  13. Belated Happy Birthday, nuthatch (Joan)--August 9!

    Started by agate, 08-10-2016 11:17 AM
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    08-11-2016, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  14. New member, MS 20+ years

    Started by epicenegreen, 08-06-2016 09:33 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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    08-11-2016, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Starting Tecfidera

    Started by Cat Dancer, 07-05-2013 11:51 AM
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    08-10-2016, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  16. Aubagio

    Started by SalpalSally, 07-12-2016 11:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
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    08-09-2016, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs up My Doctor Surprised Me With A New Fatigue Drug!

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 08-06-2016 07:15 AM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,744
    08-07-2016, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  18. Exercise pedaler update

    Started by agate, 08-05-2016 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-06-2016, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  19. Sun allergy or heat rash, anyone?

    Started by agate, 08-04-2016 08:32 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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