Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type III – Hypermobile

The Invisible Disease

It's Nothing Really What People Say: What It Feels Like:“If you would just walk for x minutes a day, ...” "You're just lazy! What a slug!" “If you would just move more, …” “You just want attention.” “If you would just lose weight, ...” “You’re such a pig!” “If you would just have a positive attitude, ...” “You’re bringing this on yourself!” “You did this, so you should be able to do that.” “It’s all in your head!” “You could do more if yo…

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Does Trying to Sleep Stress You Out?

Living in this fast-paced modern world comes with stress factors pressing in on us from every direction, and many people find sleep to be a much needed and still unattainable luxury. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a minimum of 40 million Americans suffers from chronic, long-term sleep disorders. Another 20 million acknowledge experiencing sleeping problems occasionally. So, what makes chasing sleep different for those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Typ…

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Symptoms Yet to Be Recognized

Throw Me A Line! Sometimes, because Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type III – Hypermobile (EDS3) effects so many body parts from head to toe, it can seem as though a list of what is not caused by EDS3 would be shorter than what is. Articles by scientists, medical professionals, and lay people are available in great quantity on the internet. Those articles list a large number of symptoms that are recognized as being a result of EDS3. In truth, there is not one solitary list of every symptom becaus…

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