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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. Tips for travel with a disability NYTs

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-18-2018 06:06 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-18-2018, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  2. immune disease

    Started by atlantis, 03-24-2018 01:33 PM
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    • Views: 1,125
    04-14-2018, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  3. New Shingles vaccine

    Started by Sunshine, 04-11-2018 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-14-2018, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    • Views: 859
    04-11-2018, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Calming strategy for MS stress

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

    Started by Sunshine, 04-07-2018 07:07 AM
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    04-07-2018, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  9. Lemtrada in the news

    Started by Sunshine, 04-07-2018 06:46 AM
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    04-07-2018, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  10. Gabapentin/ Neurontin

    Started by nuthatch, 04-01-2018 06:24 PM
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    04-04-2018, 12:23 PM Go to last post
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  11. New Cure!

    Started by nuthatch, 03-31-2018 10:33 PM
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    04-01-2018, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Wink March 30 is stillstANNding's birthday!

    Started by agate, 03-29-2018 09:55 PM
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    03-31-2018, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  13. OT March Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 02-28-2018 11:39 PM
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    03-31-2018, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Keep on Moving Club: March 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 03-01-2018 01:41 AM
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    • Replies: 71
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    03-29-2018, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  15. CCSVI in the news

    Started by Sunshine, 03-29-2018 03:23 AM
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    03-29-2018, 02:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 286
    03-28-2018, 02:07 AM Go to last post
  16. Happy birthday, jendie (March 26)!

    Started by agate, 03-26-2018 06:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 444
    03-26-2018, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Accessibility emojis from Apple?

    Started by agate, 03-24-2018 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-25-2018, 09:56 AM Go to last post

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