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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, 10/06)

    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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    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) Eclipse?

    Started by agate, 08-07-2017 09:48 PM
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    • Views: 519
    Today, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Thinking of you, Jendie.

    Started by nuthatch, 08-13-2017 08:07 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 270
    Today, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  3. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2017 10:42 PM
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 166
    • Views: 3,646
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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    • Replies: 1,146
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Keep on Moving Club: August 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 08-01-2017 01:35 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 1,800
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Brooks Falls - Bears & salmon live now!

    Started by nuthatch, 08-16-2017 08:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 231
    08-19-2017, 05:49 PM Go to last post
  7. Infusion IVIG

    Started by BBS1951, 10-27-2016 03:03 AM
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    • Replies: 86
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    08-18-2017, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  8. US House looking into MS drug pricing

    Started by agate, 08-18-2017 06:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 84
    08-18-2017, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  9. OT: The Garfield...my first

    Started by Cat Dancer, 07-08-2017 02:47 PM
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    08-17-2017, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  10. Cognition-enhancing drugs?

    Started by agate, 08-16-2017 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 123
    08-17-2017, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  11. Older MS drugs increase cancer risk

    Started by BBS1951, 08-15-2017 03:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-16-2017, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Swallowing problem

    Started by BBS1951, 07-20-2017 01:15 PM
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    08-11-2017, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  13. Happy Birthday, nuthatch (Joan), August 9!

    Started by agate, 08-10-2017 06:44 AM
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    08-11-2017, 05:12 AM Go to last post
  14. Novel treatment for ms

    Started by BBS1951, 08-07-2017 08:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 371
    08-09-2017, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  15. I fell today...

    Started by jendie, 08-07-2017 03:36 PM
    2 Pages
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    fall, laceration, stitches
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 384
    08-08-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  16. Ever had shingles ? - share your experience, please.

    Started by nuthatch, 07-22-2017 01:36 PM
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    • Replies: 24
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    08-07-2017, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  17. Pomegranate oil?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 12-10-2015 07:28 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    08-07-2017, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Keep on Moving Club: July 1, 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 07-01-2017 01:18 PM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 4,927
    08-05-2017, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Ocrevus redux

    Started by ssusan, 07-12-2017 09:12 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 2,660
    08-01-2017, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  20. OT July Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-01-2017 10:00 AM
    32 Pages
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    • Replies: 311
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    07-31-2017, 05:11 PM Go to last post

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