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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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  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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  1. Unhappy RIP Catdancer

    Started by agate, 09-18-2019 08:10 AM
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  2. October Chitchat

    Started by agate, 09-30-2019 10:12 PM
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  3. Keep on Moving: October 2019

    Started by Sunshine, 09-30-2019 03:09 PM
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  4. OT..Sweetness all around

    Started by Lazarus, 10-13-2019 04:52 AM
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    10-14-2019, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Social Security COLA 1.6% for 2020

    Started by agate, 10-11-2019 08:12 AM
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  6. Happy birthday, ssusan--October 9!

    Started by agate, 10-09-2019 06:34 AM
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  7. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
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  8. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
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  9. O.T....this morning here on the farm

    Started by Lazarus, 10-02-2019 11:22 AM
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  10. Wheelchair use: What to do about skin breakdown?

    Started by Sunshine, 09-25-2019 01:38 AM
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  11. Smile September Chit/Chat

    Started by Virginia, 08-31-2019 09:27 PM
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  12. Keep on Moving Thread: Sept. 2019

    Started by Sunshine, 08-31-2019 11:54 AM
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  13. Tic Chick

    Started by Sunshine, 09-28-2019 01:57 PM
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  14. Back to Beth Israel in Boston

    Started by Lazarus, 09-18-2019 12:23 PM
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    09-27-2019, 04:07 AM Go to last post
  15. Crispr

    Started by nuthatch, 09-16-2019 06:14 PM
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  16. Back to Gabapentin

    Started by Virginia, 09-08-2019 05:20 PM
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