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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
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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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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 20,020
    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: 13,972
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. 6 less common symptoms of MS (Momentum Magazine)

    Started by agate, 09-21-2017 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 307
    09-21-2017, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  2. News to me--the MS Society has case managers for people with MS?

    Started by agate, 09-19-2017 04:52 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 678
    09-21-2017, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  3. MSAA booklet on understanding progression in MS

    Started by agate, 09-19-2017 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 263
    09-19-2017, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  4. New shingles vaccine?

    Started by agate, 09-18-2017 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 379
    09-19-2017, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Are you really still middle class?

    Started by nuthatch, 09-13-2017 10:10 PM
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 955
    09-17-2017, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  6. What symptoms contribute most to PwMS perception of health?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-11-2017 11:22 AM
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 1,644
    09-17-2017, 03:11 AM Go to last post
  7. Managing meds?

    Started by agate, 09-13-2017 09:15 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 847
    09-16-2017, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  8. A post about battling brain fog and winning!

    Started by Lazarus, 09-14-2017 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 477
    09-16-2017, 01:51 AM Go to last post
  9. those greedy drug companies!

    Started by nuthatch, 09-20-2015 03:46 PM
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 5,645
    09-13-2017, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Happy Birthday, renee (September 13)!

    Started by agate, 09-12-2017 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 607
    09-13-2017, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Wheelchair cushion?

    Started by BBS1951, 09-10-2017 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 444
    09-11-2017, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  12. Keep on Moving Club: August 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 08-01-2017 01:35 AM
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    • Replies: 149
    • Views: 5,733
    09-09-2017, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  13. New to the Group

    Started by Dontknowanymore, 08-22-2017 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 875
    09-08-2017, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  14. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2017 10:42 PM
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    • Replies: 251
    • Views: 8,922
    08-31-2017, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  15. Starting Medical Marijuana

    Started by BBS1951, 08-30-2017 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 487
    08-31-2017, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  16. Trospium chloride for bladder??

    Started by Lazarus, 07-28-2017 08:55 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,293
    08-30-2017, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  17. Now it will be harder to stop telemarketers

    Started by agate, 08-27-2017 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 394
    08-28-2017, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Too many rx drugs being taken?

    Started by agate, 08-23-2017 06:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 482
    08-24-2017, 07:11 AM Go to last post

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