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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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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    01-19-2016, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  1. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2017 10:53 PM
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  2. (OT) Time for baby birds!

    Started by Frog42, 02-14-2017 12:49 PM
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  3. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
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  4. Fosomax, anyone?

    Started by Uppitycats, 04-14-2017 02:28 AM
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  5. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  6. Keep On Moving: April 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 03-31-2017 11:33 PM
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  7. Falling

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-09-2017 09:55 AM
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  8. Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) has FDA approval

    Started by agate, 03-28-2017 10:52 PM
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  9. Medical Marijuana doc visit today

    Started by BBS1951, 03-29-2017 01:03 PM
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  10. Survival and mortality in MS--60-year study of 1388 MS patients

    Started by agate, 04-11-2017 08:56 PM
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    04-15-2017, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Opdivo

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-15-2017 12:43 PM
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  12. Bladder med?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 03-20-2017 12:25 AM
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  13. Question Hi new to the forum, optic neuritis question

    Started by Josie88, 04-04-2017 07:12 PM
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    04-06-2017, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  14. Happy Birthday, stillstANNding (March 30)!

    Started by agate, 03-30-2017 09:29 AM
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  15. Whhelchairs

    Started by BBS1951, 03-25-2017 04:44 PM
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  16. Smile Drug to make you feel younger

    Started by Jeanie Z, 04-01-2017 07:19 PM
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  17. OT March Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 02-28-2017 11:24 PM
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    04-01-2017, 01:53 PM Go to last post
  18. Keep on Moving: March 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 03-01-2017 09:49 AM
    8 Pages
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  19. Infusion IVIG

    Started by BBS1951, 10-27-2016 03:03 AM
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