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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: 16,925
    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: 12,241
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. OT June Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 05-31-2017 10:48 PM
    31 Pages
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    • Replies: 302
    • Views: 6,010
    Today, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  2. Cannabinoid Oil Tincture helps pain

    Started by BBS1951, 06-24-2017 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 133
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    98 Pages
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    • Replies: 975
    • Views: 48,966
    Yesterday, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  4. Keep on Moving Club: June 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 06-01-2017 03:10 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 2,088
    Yesterday, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Building new home due to MS

    Started by BBS1951, 06-04-2017 06:13 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 2,079
    06-23-2017, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Online grocery shopping

    Started by agate, 06-21-2017 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 146
    06-22-2017, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  7. Your spasms

    Started by BBS1951, 06-20-2017 02:23 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 389
    06-22-2017, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs up Supplemental Nutrition

    Started by Earth Mother 2 Angels, 06-20-2017 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 263
    06-22-2017, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  9. New Diagnosis

    Started by BBS1951, 06-17-2017 12:25 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 1,160
    06-22-2017, 01:54 AM Go to last post
  10. Spasms here, spasms there, spasms everywhere

    Started by Lazarus, 05-31-2017 02:51 AM
    2 Pages
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    06-20-2017, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  11. OT - Happy Father's Day

    Started by nuthatch, 06-17-2017 11:50 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 237
    06-19-2017, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  12. I've been approved!!!

    Started by ssusan, 06-13-2017 07:12 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Views: 534
    06-17-2017, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  13. Do cognitive issues make following instructions difficult

    Started by Adriana, 06-14-2017 04:15 PM
    2 Pages
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    06-16-2017, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  14. MS Society Webinar on home accessibility, Tuesday, June 13

    Started by agate, 06-09-2017 03:35 PM
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    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 707
    06-16-2017, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  15. (OT) Time for baby birds!

    Started by Frog42, 02-14-2017 12:49 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
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    06-13-2017, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  16. Promising new cure for MS?

    Started by BBS1951, 06-08-2017 04:18 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 493
    06-12-2017, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  17. (CMSC) Can some MS patients stop disease-modifying drugs?

    Started by agate, 06-09-2017 12:48 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 385
    06-10-2017, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  18. Book: Misdiagnosed

    Started by BBS1951, 06-04-2017 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 461
    06-08-2017, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  19. .OT May Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 04-30-2017 10:42 PM
    38 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 38
    • Replies: 373
    • Views: 11,283
    06-04-2017, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  20. World MS Day May 31

    Started by agate, 05-31-2017 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 276
    06-01-2017, 07:44 PM Go to last post

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