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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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    10-26-2017, 05:31 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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    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. Ramp for wheelchair advise

    Started by BBS1951, 10-07-2017 07:35 AM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 481
    10-08-2017, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  2. Myers Cocktail

    Started by Sherman Peabody, 10-07-2017 09:10 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 326
    10-08-2017, 08:03 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 310
    10-05-2017, 06:18 AM Go to last post
  3. OT September Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 08-31-2017 10:39 PM
    27 Pages
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    • Replies: 264
    • Views: 7,026
    09-30-2017, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Keep on Moving Club: Sept. 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 09-01-2017 02:32 AM
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    • Replies: 112
    • Views: 4,042
    09-30-2017, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  5. The drug companies are trying hard

    Started by agate, 09-27-2017 02:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 399
    09-28-2017, 04:06 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 278
    09-28-2017, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  6. (OT)Wild West Department, coyote division

    Started by agate, 09-23-2017 12:56 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 606
    09-26-2017, 01:48 AM Go to last post
  7. Happy Birthday, Peg (Pegakafarmgirl), September 22!

    Started by agate, 09-21-2017 10:19 PM
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    09-24-2017, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  8. Cool Global: Summer and BT

    Started by Mike Weins, 06-28-2015 09:08 PM
    3 Pages
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    09-23-2017, 01:09 AM Go to last post
  9. Hurricane Irma

    Started by BBS1951, 09-03-2017 12:29 PM
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    • Replies: 210
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    09-22-2017, 01:57 AM Go to last post
  10. 6 less common symptoms of MS (Momentum Magazine)

    Started by agate, 09-21-2017 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 263
    09-21-2017, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  11. News to me--the MS Society has case managers for people with MS?

    Started by agate, 09-19-2017 04:52 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 575
    09-21-2017, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  12. MSAA booklet on understanding progression in MS

    Started by agate, 09-19-2017 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 237
    09-19-2017, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  13. New shingles vaccine?

    Started by agate, 09-18-2017 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 314
    09-19-2017, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. What symptoms contribute most to PwMS perception of health?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-11-2017 11:22 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 1,420
    09-17-2017, 03:11 AM Go to last post
  16. Managing meds?

    Started by agate, 09-13-2017 09:15 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 733
    09-16-2017, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  17. A post about battling brain fog and winning!

    Started by Lazarus, 09-14-2017 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 406
    09-16-2017, 01:51 AM Go to last post

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