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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
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here!

    Started by agate, Yesterday 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 41
    Today, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  2. OT November Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 10-31-2018 10:43 PM
    28 Pages
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    • Replies: 271
    • Views: 3,888
    Yesterday, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    240 Pages
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    • Replies: 2,396
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  4. Romaine lettuce off the menu (US FDA announcement)

    Started by agate, 11-20-2018 12:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 91
    11-20-2018, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Real Talk MS

    Started by Cherie, 11-20-2018 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 80
    11-20-2018, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  6. 1 Year and Still Walking

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 11-15-2018 08:11 AM
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    11-20-2018, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  7. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 234
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    11-20-2018, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  8. For Sunshine: Happy Accessible House!

    Started by stillstANNding, 11-19-2018 04:54 AM
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    11-19-2018, 05:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 381
    11-18-2018, 07:27 AM Go to last post
  9. Keep on Moving Club: November 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 11-01-2018 01:26 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    11-17-2018, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  10. (OT) Pantry game

    Started by agate, 08-02-2018 07:32 AM
    47 Pages
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    • Replies: 469
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    11-17-2018, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Shingles vaccine

    Started by agate, 11-13-2018 11:48 PM
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    11-15-2018, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  12. Parkinsonís starts in the appendix, gut

    Started by Sunshine, 10-31-2018 01:44 PM
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    11-12-2018, 02:40 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 318
    11-11-2018, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Stopping robocalls

    Started by agate, 11-09-2018 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 117
    11-09-2018, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  14. OT October Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 09-30-2018 10:38 PM
    35 Pages
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    • Replies: 348
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    11-01-2018, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  15. Research studies to sign up for

    Started by agate, 10-31-2018 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 187
    10-31-2018, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  16. Keep on Moving Thread: October 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 10-01-2018 06:55 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 3,456
    10-30-2018, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Howie?

    Started by agate, 10-14-2018 10:55 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,435
    10-25-2018, 01:51 PM Go to last post

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