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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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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM 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. (OT) Pantry game

    Started by agate, 08-02-2018 07:32 AM
    32 Pages
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    • Replies: 310
    • Views: 2,531
    Today, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  2. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
    19 Pages
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    • Replies: 184
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    Today, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  3. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2018 09:48 PM
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    • Replies: 196
    • Views: 2,944
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  4. Study shows connection between MS and hypertension

    Started by Lazarus, 07-23-2018 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 302
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Keep on Moving Club: August 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 08-01-2018 01:49 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 800
    Yesterday, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    200 Pages
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  7. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
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    08-12-2018, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Arrow Belated happy birthday to nuthatch (Joan), August 9!

    Started by agate, 08-10-2018 09:57 PM
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    08-12-2018, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  9. Debate on rituximab vs. ocrelizumab (Rituxan vs. Ocrevus) in MS Journal

    Started by agate, 08-06-2018 01:07 PM
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    • Views: 346
    08-10-2018, 07:00 AM Go to last post
  10. “Traveling while disabled is hell”

    Started by stillstANNding, 08-08-2018 07:00 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 173
    08-08-2018, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Shingrix helped MS and SPS symptoms

    Started by Sunshine, 08-04-2018 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 106
    08-04-2018, 02:10 PM Go to last post
  12. OT July Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 06-30-2018 10:48 PM
    31 Pages
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    • Replies: 309
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    07-31-2018, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Keep on Moving Club: July 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 06-30-2018 12:47 PM
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    07-31-2018, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  14. Tax deduction for accessible house?

    Started by Sunshine, 07-30-2018 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 171
    07-30-2018, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Ocrevous scheduled Yay!!!

    Started by ssusan, 01-10-2018 01:11 PM
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    • Replies: 81
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    07-27-2018, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  16. Research: swimming has benefits for MS

    Started by Sunshine, 07-26-2018 12:20 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 256
    07-27-2018, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  17. New MRI tool to diagnose and monitor MS

    Started by Sunshine, 07-23-2018 07:38 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 265
    07-24-2018, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  18. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    16 Pages
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    medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, tourette’s tics
    • Replies: 158
    • Views: 18,397
    07-23-2018, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  19. Cellcept lead to possible thyroid cancer

    Started by petpuppy, 07-19-2018 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-20-2018, 12:36 PM Go to last post

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