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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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    01-25-2018, 06:49 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. OT Febuary Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 01-31-2018 11:38 PM
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 171
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    Today, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  2. Keep on Moving Club: February 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 01-31-2018 03:39 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 112
    • Views: 1,998
    Today, 03:22 AM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    154 Pages
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  4. Wheelchairs

    Started by Sunshine, 03-25-2017 04:44 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  5. (OT) Decorah eagles again

    Started by agate, 02-17-2018 07:39 PM
    2 Pages
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    Yesterday, 12:16 AM Go to last post
  6. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
    • Views: 7,471
    02-23-2018, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Service Dogs for MS

    Started by Sunshine, 02-19-2018 08:42 AM
    multiple sclerosis, proprioceptive, service dog, stiff person syndrome
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 145
    02-20-2018, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  8. Biotin - again! And new doctor!!!

    Started by Virginia, 01-13-2018 01:38 PM
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    02-19-2018, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Baclofen question

    Started by Sunshine, 02-18-2018 03:08 PM
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    02-19-2018, 03:29 PM Go to last post
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    02-19-2018, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Novel research for MS and others in Israel

    Started by Sunshine, 02-18-2018 01:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 124
    02-19-2018, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  11. Lions Mane

    Started by soul, 02-15-2018 08:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-15-2018, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Who has gone off their MS meds? What happened?

    Started by Bookfairy, 02-07-2018 05:08 PM
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    • Replies: 51
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    02-15-2018, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Question about linking to pdf files

    Started by agate, 02-13-2018 10:43 AM
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    02-14-2018, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  14. Medicare supplement insurance and MS special meds

    Started by Bookfairy, 01-10-2018 03:01 PM
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    02-14-2018, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  15. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
    56 Pages
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    02-14-2018, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Stiff Person Syndrome masquerading as MS

    Started by Sunshine, 02-11-2018 12:40 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    02-14-2018, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  17. Happy Birthday, Catdancer (February 7)!

    Started by agate, 02-06-2018 10:59 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    02-13-2018, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  18. Cool Hybrid Robot

    Started by stillstANNding, 02-12-2018 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 219
    02-13-2018, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  19. Happy Birthday, Lazarus (February 11)!

    Started by agate, 02-10-2018 10:35 PM
    2 Pages
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    02-12-2018, 11:43 PM Go to last post

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