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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
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    10-26-2017, 05:31 PM 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
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. those greedy drug companies!

    Started by nuthatch, 09-20-2015 03:46 PM
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 5,455
    09-13-2017, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  2. Happy Birthday, renee (September 13)!

    Started by agate, 09-12-2017 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 497
    09-13-2017, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Wheelchair cushion?

    Started by BBS1951, 09-10-2017 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 373
    09-11-2017, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  4. New kitchen suggestions?

    Started by BBS1951, 08-25-2017 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 478
    09-09-2017, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  5. Keep on Moving Club: August 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 08-01-2017 01:35 AM
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    • Replies: 149
    • Views: 5,368
    09-09-2017, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  6. New to the Group

    Started by Dontknowanymore, 08-22-2017 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 780
    09-08-2017, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  7. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2017 10:42 PM
    26 Pages
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    • Replies: 251
    • Views: 8,590
    08-31-2017, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  8. Starting Medical Marijuana

    Started by BBS1951, 08-30-2017 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 424
    08-31-2017, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Trospium chloride for bladder??

    Started by Lazarus, 07-28-2017 08:55 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,163
    08-30-2017, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  10. Now it will be harder to stop telemarketers

    Started by agate, 08-27-2017 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 350
    08-28-2017, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Too many rx drugs being taken?

    Started by agate, 08-23-2017 06:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 423
    08-24-2017, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  12. MS drug prices under scrutiny

    Started by BBS1951, 08-23-2017 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 373
    08-23-2017, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  13. (OT) Eclipse?

    Started by agate, 08-07-2017 09:48 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,771
    08-23-2017, 02:54 AM Go to last post
  14. Brooks Falls - Bears & salmon live now!

    Started by nuthatch, 08-16-2017 08:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 814
    08-22-2017, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Thinking of you, Jendie.

    Started by nuthatch, 08-13-2017 08:07 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 848
    08-21-2017, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  16. Infusion IVIG

    Started by BBS1951, 10-27-2016 03:03 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 9,292
    08-18-2017, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  17. US House looking into MS drug pricing

    Started by agate, 08-18-2017 06:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 379
    08-18-2017, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  18. OT: The Garfield...my first

    Started by Cat Dancer, 07-08-2017 02:47 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,974
    08-17-2017, 11:47 AM Go to last post

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