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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Group

This group is for members with any form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.We have this group to share info and support for each other. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders characterized by articular hypermobility, skin extensibility and tissue fragility. Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue. It is this tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles, ligaments and organs. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are due to faulty collagen. Collagen is a protein that acts like glue in the body adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.

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What can we do to bring more awareness to this invisible condition? Ne ideas?
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Hi all, I am a 23 yr old female, I have been struggling with GERD for about 6 years... Lots of meds, but the symptoms never seem to go away. I have had test that show inflamed stomach lining and delay gastric emptying, but I still fee...
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I saw the orthopedic surgeon today and YAY no cast for now. First we did XRAYS mostly standing (that was a first) which made me feel like we were doing something different. A little fun when the xray tech would say turn your feet in/out ...
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My teen daughter was at a friends walking and looking at her phone and ran into the wall fracturing her radius. Her wrist was in an odd position that she could not move out of when I picked her up. I am sure due to EDS tendons got stret...
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those with type 3 EDS (vascular) should not be given plavix as treatment. Has neone else heard about this? Please check into this med if it is RX'd for u and u have EDS vascular....we have to double check all meds given as many do not...
selmaS | Posted
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Hello- Does anyone else with EDS/Marfan have a Social Anxiety disorder? I dropped out of college because i am having such a hard time with it. i guess i am just wondering if the two are related?
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Hi there, I am a 27 yo mom of two and I was diagnosed with EDS recently and it was so nice to finally understand why I was physically falling apart. I have had non-reconstructive TMJ surgery and have severe uterine prolapse for ...
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I have Hypermobilty Syndrome (9/9) and several other issues that let my doctor believe I might have EDS. He ordered a cardiology referral and a dermatology referral for skin biopsy. What other tests are there? My doctor never had a patie...
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Hi, i am 22 years old and have recently been diagnosed with EDS. i have always had aches and pains, stomach aches, and head aches. i am in some sort of pain everyday and it is difficult to do the things i need to do. i also belive i thin...
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Hi. have always suffered aches and pain, but only last week, at the grand age of 42 i was diagnosed by the geneticist with EDS. just after a bit more info really, if anyone can help. Have good days, and of course bad days. my knees sli...
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I am posting on here so that my information may be of help to others. My DD 14 years old was recently diagnosed with EDS type 3. I have EDS and was diagnosed by my NS when I was being seen for pending chiari surgery. He diagnosed me b...
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I just went to see my rheum Dr. I haven't seen him since January and it was preop for Chiari Surgery. Really I left the appointment feeling hopeless and thought he was mean. He had said that the chiari surgery would not fix everything...
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Hi all, just wondering how a doctor differentiates between hypermobility and EDS? I was diagnosed several years ago with hypermobility (7/9 on Beighton scale) but I now have excruciating joint and muscle pain for which I take Lyrica. ...
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my nl is pretty sure that i have eds type 3. im seeing a rheumatologist this mon and if he confirms it than i will be refrerred to a geneticist. any suggestions for my appt mon on what exactly to say to the rheumatologist? i also have ch...
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My daughter was diagnosed with cranial instability and we get to see the spine Dr at the Children's Hospital next week. She is no longer able to play sports. Then we wait for the geneticist and cardiologist end of November. I will pos...
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The New York Times reported on this disturbing account of deaths from this energy drink also citing a 14 yr olds health may have had some impact on her death..... "The type of 24-ounce can of Monster Energy that the Maryland teenage...
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Hmmm.... Just another I did not know that was EDS. I was doing some more reading about EDS because in my NL appointment I was made aware that my muscles that hold my eye in place hurt when I move it to the extreme left or right. So of ...
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Well my research led me to think maybe epsom salt would help.... I don't think it does yet I think I should be a mermaid. I can feel all the body "stress and pain" come back as the water drains. I think I will live in the tub.
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The children's hospital was good today! They were very thorough and even knew what EDS was:) They even commented on her loose kneecaps. They do suspect cranial instability for Ry. They sent her for neck and complete spine X-rays. Th...
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