Multiple Sclerosis

"Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged. Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms. There's no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms."
 

~by Mayo Clinic

Maine Resources​

Treatment Locations- Choose your State from the list:
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIVE_treatment_locations

 

Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

http://mem.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MEM_homepage

Provides programs and services to people affected by MS, their families, friends, co-workers, health care practitioners, and the general public through equipment loans, information and referrals, short-term counseling, in-home visits, lending library, self-help groups, advocacy, professional education, wellness programs, educational programs.
170 US Route One
Falmouth, ME 04105
1-800- FIGHT-MS

National Resources​

National MS Society: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs - including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.

Rehabilitation:
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIVE_rehabilitation

 

Treatment Locations- Choose your State from the list:
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIVE_treatment_locations

Jooly's Joint: http://www.joolysjoint.com/
Are you living with Multiple Sclerosis? Would you like to meet new friends with MS? Jooly's Joint is an international online community of people who live with Multiple Sclerosis.

MS World: http://www.msworld.org/html/index.htm
You can communicate with people who have Multiple Sclerosis from around the world, right in your own home!

Friends With MS Website: http://www.friendswithms.com/
Section for Women: http://www.friendswithms.com/mswomensissues.htm
A website with a variety of services: a chat room, a forum, info links, buddy list, and more.

MedLine Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/multiplesclerosis.html
From the National Library of Medicine, this government site is a source of information on MS.

All About Multiple Sclerosis: http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/
Aims to provide accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people with the disease.

 

Web Casts: http://www.msfacts.org/
A site sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation that provides web casts

UnderstandingMS.Com: http://www.understandingms.com/
Understanding MS is another source of information about multiple sclerosis. Join medical experts, celebrities, and patients for candid conversation about treatment options, lifestyle issues and new research concerning multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis Information for Consumers: http://www.msnet.org/
A variety of educational links on MS.

MS Crossroads: http://mscrossroads.org/
This website is in Finland, but written in English; it is a powerful resource of info on an extensive array of MS topics.

MS Links: http://www.disabilityresources.org/MS.html

InteliHealth MS Page: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8320/8320.html
InteliHealth's mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives.

The Myelin Project: http://www.myelin.org/
An international grassroots organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair.

International MS Societies: http://www.mssociety.ca/en/default.htm

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.