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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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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
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  1. Caution about ransomware on your computer

    Started by agate, 05-12-2016 01:46 PM
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    05-13-2016, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Medical errors may be 3rd leading cause of US deaths

    Started by agate, 05-11-2016 04:25 PM
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    05-12-2016, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  3. OT - grad gift?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-09-2016 12:04 AM
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    05-11-2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Newest gadget--weights for feet

    Started by agate, 05-06-2016 05:45 PM
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    05-10-2016, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  5. For all the Moms

    Started by nuthatch, 05-08-2016 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-09-2016, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  6. 2016 AAN Meeting Abstracts

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-03-2016 08:35 AM
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    05-07-2016, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Social media representation of CCSVI intervention for MS

    Started by agate, 05-03-2016 07:29 PM
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    05-07-2016, 07:25 AM Go to last post
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  8. MS rebound on patients stopping Gilenya is a matter of concern

    Started by agate, 05-02-2016 06:00 PM
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    05-04-2016, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  9. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2016 10:32 PM
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    05-03-2016, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  10. Sex hormone therapy may increase MS risk

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

    Started by agate, 04-29-2016 07:17 PM
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  12. Daclizumab

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-29-2016 04:14 PM
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  13. Strange new symptom

    Started by Sunshine, 04-29-2016 03:05 PM
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  14. Stretching for spasticity

    Started by agate, 04-14-2016 04:03 PM
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  15. Vitarin////. Voltarin

    Started by SalpalSally, 04-24-2016 04:59 AM
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  16. 10 THings you can say to someone with a Chronic Illness...good article

    Started by Lazarus, 04-16-2016 02:35 AM
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    04-24-2016, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  17. Question ***A VERY important question***

    Started by Howie, 04-14-2016 02:24 PM
    9 Pages
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