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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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  2. Keep on Moving Club: February 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 01-31-2018 03:39 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
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    Today, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  3. OT Febuary Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 01-31-2018 11:38 PM
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  4. (OT) Decorah eagles again

    Started by agate, Yesterday 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 63
    Today, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Baclofen question

    Started by Sunshine, Today 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 17
    Today, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
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  7. Lions Mane

    Started by soul, 02-15-2018 08:58 AM
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    02-15-2018, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

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

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

    Started by agate, 02-06-2018 10:59 PM
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    02-13-2018, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Cool Hybrid Robot

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

    Started by agate, 02-10-2018 10:35 PM
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    02-12-2018, 11:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 87
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    02-12-2018, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  17. Ublituximab looks good

    Started by Sunshine, 02-07-2018 02:47 PM
    2 Pages
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    02-10-2018, 03:25 AM Go to last post
  18. Thumbs up OT: Mom's Meals

    Started by Earth Mother 2 Angels, 02-09-2018 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 170
    02-10-2018, 03:17 AM Go to last post

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