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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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    12-31-2018, 10:40 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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    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
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2019 10:47 PM
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 231
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  2. New MRI macnine .

    Started by Lazarus, Today 02:43 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    Today, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Wishing Catdancer well

    Started by agate, 04-15-2019 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 195
    Today, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  4. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    18 Pages
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    medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, tourette’s tics
    • Replies: 172
    • Views: 26,957
    Today, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  5. Red face OT - Humor

    Started by nuthatch, Yesterday 10:42 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 32
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  6. Wishing Jeanie well

    Started by agate, 03-04-2019 11:52 AM
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    • Replies: 96
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Keep on Moving Thread: April 2019

    Started by Sunshine, 04-01-2019 09:13 AM
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    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 997
    Yesterday, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  8. IVIg ...question

    Started by Lazarus, Yesterday 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 58
    Yesterday, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  9. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
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    • Replies: 297
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    Yesterday, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    259 Pages
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  11. Gardening and Nature

    Started by Sunshine, 04-18-2019 06:58 AM
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    04-22-2019, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  12. Online grocery delivery services

    Started by agate, 04-18-2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 128
    04-19-2019, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  13. Incontinence

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-18-2019 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 157
    04-18-2019, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  14. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
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    04-18-2019, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Condolences for Rose

    Started by agate, 04-15-2019 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-16-2019, 01:53 AM Go to last post
  16. Bird Watching

    Started by nuthatch, 01-31-2019 10:29 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 1,937
    04-15-2019, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  17. MSAA survey on how MS has affected your life

    Started by agate, 04-13-2019 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 101
    04-13-2019, 09:02 AM Go to last post
  18. Mayzent

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-29-2019 07:37 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 357
    04-12-2019, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  19. A New Concern, Especially for Those With a Port

    Started by nuthatch, 04-11-2019 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-11-2019, 04:13 PM Go to last post

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