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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 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
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  3. 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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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  1. OT: Hello from a former BTer

    Started by xo++, 07-30-2012 07:21 PM
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    09-12-2012, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  2. quick question (I think) Rituxan w/JC antibodies

    Started by wumberlog, 04-16-2014 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-18-2014, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  3. re-register

    Started by whisper54, 09-21-2016 01:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 880
    09-22-2016, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  4. Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough

    Started by Whisper, 04-23-2013 05:10 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,567
    05-25-2013, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  5. Merry Christmas

    Started by Whisper, 12-24-2015 01:20 PM
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    12-26-2015, 08:04 AM Go to last post
  6. Melatonin???

    Started by Virginia, 08-18-2011 04:46 PM
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    09-05-2011, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Lonely

    Started by Virginia, 09-18-2011 07:42 PM
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    10-03-2011, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Ccsvi

    Started by Virginia, 09-27-2011 04:17 PM
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    10-05-2011, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Strange Thing Happening! Could this be MS?

    Started by Virginia, 01-04-2012 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-18-2012, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Having Bad Muscle Spasms - any input?

    Started by Virginia, 01-11-2012 09:58 AM
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    01-14-2012, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  11. AFFORDING THE DMDs!

    Started by Virginia, 06-13-2012 04:48 PM
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    07-02-2012, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Drugs From Canada

    Started by Virginia, 10-23-2012 01:02 PM
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    11-20-2012, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  13. Transitional Care Center - Ever heard of it?

    Started by Virginia, 07-12-2016 05:33 PM
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    07-16-2016, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  14. JEANIE - Here is verification of your soap for cramps!!!

    Started by Virginia, 07-11-2016 09:50 AM
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    07-12-2016, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  15. Computer alert!

    Started by Virginia, 03-27-2017 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,065
    03-27-2017, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  16. Biotin - again! And new doctor!!!

    Started by Virginia, 01-13-2018 01:38 PM
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    02-19-2018, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Biotin

    Started by Virginia, 02-08-2018 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 563
    02-09-2018, 03:11 AM Go to last post
  18. Stem Cells and Richard Cohen

    Started by Virginia, 05-03-2018 04:47 PM
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    • Replies: 40
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    05-12-2018, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  19. MS Can Do Series July 10th

    Started by Virginia, 07-09-2018 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 235
    07-09-2018, 08:17 PM Go to last post

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