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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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  1. Question A med question

    Started by Howie, 04-26-2018 04:22 PM
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    04-27-2018, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  2. For David and Cherie

    Started by Sunshine, 04-27-2018 01:45 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-27-2018, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Owl egg!

    Started by Frog42, 03-26-2018 12:44 PM
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    04-25-2018, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  4. OT - Agate: what a sad end...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 03-29-2018 12:24 AM
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    04-24-2018, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  5. Celebs with connection to MS

    Started by Sunshine, 04-19-2018 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 507
    04-24-2018, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  6. AAN 2018 article: Start Treatment early for MS

    Started by Sunshine, 04-23-2018 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 534
    04-24-2018, 09:06 AM Go to last post
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    04-24-2018, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  7. Thinking of Grassman today...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-20-2018 10:50 AM
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    04-22-2018, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  8. For Vicky

    Started by nuthatch, 04-21-2018 02:02 PM
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    04-22-2018, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  9. No money in cures: Goldman Sachs

    Started by Sunshine, 04-19-2018 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-19-2018, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Tips for travel with a disability NYTs

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-18-2018 06:06 AM
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  11. immune disease

    Started by atlantis, 03-24-2018 01:33 PM
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    04-14-2018, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  12. New Shingles vaccine

    Started by Sunshine, 04-11-2018 01:37 PM
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    04-14-2018, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  13. Has anyone had MRIs of brain, cervical and thoracic spine at same time?

    Started by agate, 04-09-2018 01:32 PM
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    04-11-2018, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  14. Feedback on finding shoes for foot drop

    Started by cami414, 03-24-2018 04:20 PM
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    04-10-2018, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  15. New Medicare cards for all

    Started by agate, 04-05-2018 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-07-2018, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  16. Calming strategy for MS stress

    Started by Sunshine, 04-07-2018 07:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-07-2018, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  17. Table top arm hand exercise bike

    Started by Sunshine, 04-07-2018 07:07 AM
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