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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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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM 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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    • Views: 24,701
    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. damaged myelin not the trigger

    Started by Herodotus, 02-27-2012 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,111
    03-01-2012, 11:49 AM Go to last post
  2. OT Febuary Chit Chat Part II

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 02-11-2012 10:32 PM
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 7,577
    02-28-2012, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  3. helminthic therapy (worms) yuck

    Started by Herodotus, 02-27-2012 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,370
    02-28-2012, 06:11 AM Go to last post
  4. Bladder Training

    Started by newone, 02-19-2012 05:32 AM
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,063
    02-25-2012, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Evaluation for eligibility for paratransit system

    Started by agate, 02-02-2012 01:59 PM
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 3,294
    02-22-2012, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  6. Insurance Coverage

    Started by newone, 02-06-2012 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,621
    02-19-2012, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Smile Drs Pure coconut oil and Alzheimers video

    Started by Jeanie Z, 01-26-2012 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,349
    02-17-2012, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  8. Life Insurance and MS

    Started by newone, 02-14-2012 06:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,233
    02-16-2012, 11:49 AM Go to last post
  9. Is this from MS?

    Started by boston/maine, 02-15-2012 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,300
    02-15-2012, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  10. OT Febuary Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 01-31-2012 10:26 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 8,438
    02-11-2012, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Lady had MS

    Started by Gary, 02-08-2012 06:56 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-10-2012, 09:09 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,799
    02-06-2012, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Rabbit herding sheep 100% OT

    Started by Gary, 02-03-2012 08:51 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    02-06-2012, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Not happy with neuro report

    Started by Peglegs, 12-23-2011 06:41 AM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 6,351
    02-03-2012, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  14. Ritalin

    Started by newone, 01-30-2012 08:40 AM
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    02-02-2012, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  15. Someone is having a birthday

    Started by Gary, 01-26-2012 06:21 AM
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    • Views: 3,197
    01-29-2012, 08:29 AM Go to last post
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    01-29-2012, 08:18 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,051
    01-28-2012, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  16. Firategrast for RRMS--a pill version of Tysabri?

    Started by agate, 01-22-2012 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-26-2012, 12:44 PM Go to last post

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