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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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    01-28-2020, 05:56 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. (OT) Windows 10

    Started by agate, 09-09-2016 09:58 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    09-12-2016, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  2. Maybe one reason why people wait in limbo for so long before MS is diagnosed

    Started by agate, 08-23-2016 09:47 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    09-10-2016, 06:28 AM Go to last post
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    09-10-2016, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  3. IVIG infusion and trip to ER today

    Started by Sunshine, 09-06-2016 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,414
    09-09-2016, 06:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Refining the criteria for diagnosing SPMS

    Started by agate, 09-08-2016 01:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,452
    09-09-2016, 06:18 AM Go to last post
  5. Medicare's QMB, SLMB and QI programs link

    Started by agate, 09-05-2016 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,609
    09-08-2016, 06:10 AM Go to last post
  6. I start IVIG

    Started by Sunshine, 06-09-2016 01:48 PM
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    • Replies: 193
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    09-08-2016, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  7. Celebrities helping to solve the MS problem

    Started by agate, 09-07-2016 09:47 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    09-07-2016, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Article about perceptions of MSers in the UK

    Started by Lazarus, 09-06-2016 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-07-2016, 02:32 AM Go to last post
  9. Poll Poll: Biotin?

    Started by agate, 09-05-2016 03:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,666
    09-06-2016, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  10. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2016 10:40 PM
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    09-05-2016, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  11. Happy Birthday, Cherie (September 4)!

    Started by agate, 09-03-2016 09:51 PM
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    09-05-2016, 06:52 AM Go to last post
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  12. Unhappy Generic Concerta Lasted Only 2 Weeks

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 08-26-2016 07:22 AM
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    08-31-2016, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  13. Possible New diagnosis

    Started by jshereetaylor, 08-29-2016 12:14 PM
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    08-30-2016, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  14. Just not a good day!!!

    Started by Virginia, 08-24-2016 06:28 PM
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    08-29-2016, 05:44 PM Go to last post
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    08-25-2016, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  15. Lazy eye/difference in size

    Started by petpuppy, 08-15-2016 02:25 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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