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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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    09-28-2017, 10:07 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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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 19,081
    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. Infusion IVIG

    Started by BBS1951, 10-27-2016 03:03 AM
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    • Replies: 86
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    08-18-2017, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  2. US House looking into MS drug pricing

    Started by agate, 08-18-2017 06:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 319
    08-18-2017, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  3. OT: The Garfield...my first

    Started by Cat Dancer, 07-08-2017 02:47 PM
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,831
    08-17-2017, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  4. Cognition-enhancing drugs?

    Started by agate, 08-16-2017 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 277
    08-17-2017, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  5. Older MS drugs increase cancer risk

    Started by BBS1951, 08-15-2017 03:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 356
    08-16-2017, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  6. Swallowing problem

    Started by BBS1951, 07-20-2017 01:15 PM
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    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 3,082
    08-11-2017, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Happy Birthday, nuthatch (Joan), August 9!

    Started by agate, 08-10-2017 06:44 AM
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 787
    08-11-2017, 05:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Novel treatment for ms

    Started by BBS1951, 08-07-2017 08:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 595
    08-09-2017, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  9. I fell today...

    Started by jendie, 08-07-2017 03:36 PM
    2 Pages
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    fall, laceration, stitches
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 629
    08-08-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  10. Ever had shingles ? - share your experience, please.

    Started by nuthatch, 07-22-2017 01:36 PM
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    • Replies: 24
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    08-07-2017, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Pomegranate oil?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 12-10-2015 07:28 PM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,699
    08-07-2017, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Keep on Moving Club: July 1, 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 07-01-2017 01:18 PM
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    • Replies: 145
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    08-05-2017, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Ocrevus redux

    Started by ssusan, 07-12-2017 09:12 AM
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    • Replies: 51
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    08-01-2017, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  14. OT July Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-01-2017 10:00 AM
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    07-31-2017, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Crispr

    Started by nuthatch, 07-28-2017 02:46 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 388
    07-29-2017, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  16. Virginia

    Started by BBS1951, 07-25-2017 02:13 AM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 822
    07-26-2017, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  17. MS: Off my wave

    Started by BBS1951, 07-25-2017 04:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 576
    07-25-2017, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  18. Happy Birthday, Frog42 (Vicky), July 23!

    Started by agate, 07-22-2017 10:34 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 632
    07-24-2017, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  19. Changes at Photobucket

    Started by agate, 07-18-2017 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 821
    07-19-2017, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Happy Birthday, Virginia (July 16)!

    Started by agate, 07-15-2017 09:36 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,532
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