Tag Archive: hypermobility

The Ehlers-Danlos Society responds to BSR statement on hypermobility guidelines

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) published a statement this week, concluding that they are of the opinion that the ‘evidence base is insufficient to support the development of guidelines for hypermobility’.  We are disappointed that the BSR has made this decision. We are also disappointed that the BSR never invited The Ehlers-Danlos Society and […]
View page


My diagnosis was the light at the end of the tunnel

TW: Contains discussion of suicide. I’m Charlotte, I’m 23 and I was diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, IBS, chronic reflux, costochondritis, vitamin B12 deficiency, and possible pernicious anemia. I was originally diagnosed with ‘probable fibromyalgia’ when I was 16 years old. At the time I was told ‘you will probably grow out of it’ and […]
View page


I was told I had anxiety, and there was nothing they could do

How many times have you been told you’re crazy? Getting diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is difficult enough, but EDS brings along a bunch of other issues that can make your life hell. Throughout most of my life I was always told nothing was wrong with me when I had an injury. Something would hurt, I […]
View page


EDS was my “aha! moment”

I am 61 years old, and a little less than two years ago I was diagnosed with hypermobile EDS (hEDS.) I am grateful for all the research on EDS, the informative resources available on The Ehlers Danlos Society’s website, and the prompt answers to all of my questions. It’s tremendous to not feel alone. I […]
View page


My University Goal

I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome [hEDS]. This was an extremely difficult period for me as I was also in my second year of university studying for my BA Honours in Early-Childhood Studies. I was fortunate to have a smooth diagnosis; I was examined by a rheumatologist who […]
View page


I did not get answers until I advocated for myself

Over 10 years of “rest”… Over 10 years of “take it easy”… Over 10 years of “do some yoga and meditate”… Over 10 years of “maybe you should talk to someone”… Over 20 years of doctors shrugging me off with comments like “you’re too young and healthy to have issues”…”it’s just tendonitis”….”you’re a dancer, it’s […]
View page


The Ehlers-Danlos Society Center opens at Indiana University Health

INDIANAPOLIS, USA — The Ehlers-Danlos Society is pleased to announce the opening of The Ehlers-Danlos Society Center at IU Health, committed to advancing research, education, and patient care for those living with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and associated symptoms and conditions. A Center for Change The Ehlers-Danlos Society has donated $500,000 […]
View page


My journey with EDS and Chiari

“You just have to learn to live with the headaches.” The doctor looked at me with a complete lack of interest, clearly not caring about what that sentence might mean for a 20-something trying to adjust to adulthood as a firefighter/paramedic. I had spent months trying to ignore the pain, overcome the balance problems, and […]
View page


Response to British Society for Rheumatology

Response to British Society for Rheumatology “Guidance for Management of Symptomatic Hypermobility in Children and Young People – A Guide for Professionals managing Children and Young People with this condition” June 2019 In June 2019 the British Society for Rheumatology published an update of its 2013 document entitled “Guidance for Management of Symptomatic Hypermobility in […]
View page