"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."
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.
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.