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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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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 50,846
    12-31-2018, 10:40 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: 26,371
    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: 17,611
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. (OT) Test your American English

    Started by agate, 12-09-2015 10:47 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,433
    12-14-2015, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  2. It's Howie's birthday, December 9!

    Started by agate, 12-09-2015 08:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 4,471
    12-11-2015, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  3. How and When to stop working?

    Started by PattiLee, 12-04-2015 09:20 PM
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 3,335
    12-10-2015, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  4. OT November Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 10-31-2015 10:56 PM
    31 Pages
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    • Replies: 303
    • Views: 21,429
    12-10-2015, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  5. (OT) Good cat news for now!

    Started by Catdancer, 12-09-2015 03:10 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,024
    12-10-2015, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Question Do you get colds or flu?

    Started by Howie, 11-18-2015 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,047
    12-06-2015, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  7. Mystery cuts and bruises

    Started by Howie, 11-19-2015 06:37 PM
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 4,234
    12-05-2015, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  8. Numbness and Itching

    Started by Gary, 11-30-2015 11:04 AM
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,599
    12-02-2015, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  9. Free TV

    Started by Howie, 11-25-2015 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,086
    11-30-2015, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  10. OT - for your entertainment

    Started by nuthatch, 11-23-2015 02:05 PM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,059
    11-24-2015, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Anyone wanna buy a car for MS?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 11-20-2015 08:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,707
    11-24-2015, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  12. Tonight's Lemtrada informational dinner

    Started by Cherie, 11-20-2015 06:34 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,410
    11-22-2015, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  13. From the MS Society: booklet on driving with MS

    Started by agate, 11-19-2015 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,240
    11-20-2015, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  14. Meds for blAdder control

    Started by Catdancer, 11-19-2015 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,597
    11-19-2015, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Tecfidera TV commercial

    Started by stillstANNding, 11-05-2015 07:28 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 5,446
    11-19-2015, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  16. Weakened immune system

    Started by Sunshine, 11-18-2015 11:04 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,058
    11-18-2015, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs up Research project to find out if flavonoids in chocolate help MS

    Started by agate, 11-17-2015 10:30 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,791
    11-18-2015, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Poll Poll: How many pills do you take daily?

    Started by agate, 11-16-2015 12:49 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,078
    11-18-2015, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  19. My First Relapse in 7 Years

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 11-06-2015 08:50 AM
    5 Pages
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    multiple sclerosis, numbness, relapse, solu-medrol, wheel chair
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 6,355
    11-18-2015, 07:47 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 78
    • Views: 7,516
    11-17-2015, 10:34 AM Go to last post

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