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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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    • Replies: 33
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    05-02-2018, 07:31 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
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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
    • Views: 15,552
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. OT: May Chit Chat

    Started by Cherie, 05-01-2018 02:29 PM
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 238
    • Views: 4,701
    Today, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Keep on Moving Club: May 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 05-02-2018 01:43 AM
    9 Pages
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    exercise, multiple sclerosis
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 1,346
    Today, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  3. Quiz to test your deal-spotting skills (OT)

    Started by agate, 05-19-2018 10:49 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 206
    Today, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 134
    • Views: 9,219
    Today, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Goodbye, Sally

    Started by agate, 04-24-2018 10:23 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,170
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Laurel vs Yanny explained

    Started by Sunshine, 05-18-2018 07:18 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 356
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Someday

    Started by nuthatch, Yesterday 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 81
    Yesterday, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Going to Mayo

    Started by Sunshine, 03-30-2018 06:40 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,072
    05-20-2018, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  9. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
    61 Pages
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    • Replies: 607
    • Views: 61,309
    05-19-2018, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    172 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,712
    • Views: 129,199
    05-18-2018, 10:23 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 189
    05-18-2018, 03:06 AM Go to last post
  11. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    15 Pages
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    medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, tourette’s tics
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 13,632
    05-17-2018, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  12. Sad news

    Started by Frog42, 04-19-2018 01:37 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 3,059
    05-16-2018, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  13. Stem Cells and Richard Cohen

    Started by Virginia, 05-03-2018 04:47 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,020
    05-12-2018, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  14. Music

    Started by nuthatch, 04-25-2018 03:06 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,423
    05-11-2018, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  15. Maybe a way to pick up a few $$?

    Started by agate, 04-15-2018 02:04 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,147
    05-07-2018, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  16. MS Walk

    Started by ssusan, 05-03-2018 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 255
    05-04-2018, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  17. new group on Facebook for Ocrevus users

    Started by ssusan, 05-02-2018 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 362
    05-04-2018, 07:54 AM Go to last post

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