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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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    05-26-2017, 01:33 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: 17,361
    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: 12,518
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. OT,, what do you like about fall ?

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 09-19-2011 03:40 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,068
    10-07-2011, 07:36 PM Go to last post
  2. S L O W Board

    Started by Gabriella7, 10-03-2011 08:59 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,307
    10-06-2011, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  3. Friend tested postive for jc virus

    Started by Gabriella7, 10-05-2011 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,861
    10-06-2011, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  4. Taking daily shots

    Started by Gary, 10-03-2011 11:40 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,266
    10-06-2011, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Ccsvi

    Started by Virginia, 09-27-2011 04:17 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,580
    10-05-2011, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  6. OT Reading "Awkward *****"

    Started by Gabriella7, 09-23-2011 09:02 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,903
    10-03-2011, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Lonely

    Started by Virginia, 09-18-2011 07:42 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 7,695
    10-03-2011, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Re: Board Glitch

    Started by Abby2006, 10-02-2011 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-03-2011, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  9. This is a test

    Started by Gabriella7, 09-23-2011 10:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,764
    10-02-2011, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Welcome Back

    Started by SalpalSally, 08-15-2011 11:08 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 5,200
    10-02-2011, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  11. Plasmapheresis

    Started by MS Bites, 09-20-2011 01:15 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,432
    10-01-2011, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Cool He's back

    Started by Howie, 09-26-2011 10:48 PM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,869
    10-01-2011, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Neurology Now article about these BrainTalk boards

    Started by agate, 09-30-2011 06:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,136
    10-01-2011, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  14. OT September Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 08-31-2011 08:42 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 124
    • Views: 15,264
    09-30-2011, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  15. (NMSS update) Now 159 Tysabri-related PML cases

    Started by agate, 09-28-2011 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,221
    09-29-2011, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  16. Fatigue

    Started by newone, 09-02-2011 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,125
    09-28-2011, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  17. OT - Have Y'all Read Craig's Book?

    Started by SalpalSally, 09-20-2011 11:18 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,901
    09-27-2011, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  18. SSI or SSDI

    Started by newone, 09-24-2011 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,622
    09-27-2011, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  19. European MS Register (EUReMS) announced

    Started by agate, 09-26-2011 05:54 PM
    eurems
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,190
    09-26-2011, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  20. IVIG/SOLUMEDROL Infusions (New Topic)

    Started by Gabriella7, 09-20-2011 11:53 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,901
    09-22-2011, 08:09 AM Go to last post

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