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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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    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. Cool Global: Summer and BT

    Started by Mike Weins, 06-28-2015 09:08 PM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 39,458
    Today, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  2. OT September Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 08-31-2017 10:39 PM
    20 Pages
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    • Replies: 192
    • Views: 3,106
    Today, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Keep on Moving Club: Sept. 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 09-01-2017 02:32 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 1,417
    Today, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  4. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by BBS1951, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
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    • Views: 385
    Today, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  5. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    118 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,172
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  6. Hurricane Irma

    Started by BBS1951, 09-03-2017 12:29 PM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 209
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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  7. MSAA booklet on understanding progression in MS

    Started by agate, Yesterday 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 32
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  8. New shingles vaccine?

    Started by agate, 09-18-2017 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 69
    Yesterday, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  9. Are you really still middle class?

    Started by nuthatch, 09-13-2017 10:10 PM
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    09-17-2017, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  10. What symptoms contribute most to PwMS perception of health?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-11-2017 11:22 AM
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    09-17-2017, 03:11 AM Go to last post
  11. Managing meds?

    Started by agate, 09-13-2017 09:15 AM
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    09-16-2017, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  12. A post about battling brain fog and winning!

    Started by Lazarus, 09-14-2017 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-16-2017, 01:51 AM Go to last post
  13. those greedy drug companies!

    Started by nuthatch, 09-20-2015 03:46 PM
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    09-13-2017, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  14. Happy Birthday, renee (September 13)!

    Started by agate, 09-12-2017 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-13-2017, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  15. Wheelchair cushion?

    Started by BBS1951, 09-10-2017 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 170
    09-11-2017, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  16. New kitchen suggestions?

    Started by BBS1951, 08-25-2017 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 300
    09-09-2017, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Keep on Moving Club: August 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 08-01-2017 01:35 AM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 149
    • Views: 4,003
    09-09-2017, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  18. New to the Group

    Started by Dontknowanymore, 08-22-2017 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 531
    09-08-2017, 08:37 AM Go to last post

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