Tag Archives: EDS

Handling Change

I’m writing this post ahead of what is likely to be a day of great change for many if not all in the greater Ehlers-Danlos community, if not the world (whether they all know it or not, smile). It is … Continue reading

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Wherefor art thou Dysautonomia?

“Homeo(stasis)… oh homeo(stasis)… wherefor out thou dysautonomia?” to mangle a phrase with apologies to all you brilliant Shakespeare scholars. And mix some medical metaphors to boot. Anyone who’s been exploring either Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or the highly comorbid Mast Cell Activation … Continue reading

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What is Normal

I know, “what is normal” is a really loaded question or statement, but I’m not intending it to be. I’m just trying to help highlight how many ways we have “normalized” the milder manifestations of at least the most common … Continue reading

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Finding Your MCAD Triggers

As many of you know, we’re unfortunately finding Mast Cell Activation Diseases aka “MCAD” of all kinds (forms of masto or the newly recognized MCAS) to be relatively common in Ehlers-Danlos patients, which is why I’ve written about them at … Continue reading

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Reframing autism and more

I know, you came┬áhere originally to learn about a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I originally came here to write about a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome after experiencing a massive onset “cascade” or storm of symptoms that … Continue reading

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50,000 Shades of Grey

Sorry to disappoint you erotica fans, but this post is not going to be nearly as sexy as the recently viral romance novel whose title it is reminiscent of. But I hope having lured you in, it will keep your … Continue reading

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Anxiety and EDS

I’m writing this post while listening to the replay of The Anxiety Summit produced by Food and Mood Gal Trudy Scott this week (June 16, 2016). And I am not surprised to find myself falling down yet another rabbit-hole, with … Continue reading

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Heads up change is coming May 2016

Update February 7, 2017: Via The Ehlers-Danlos Society (aka “The EDS”) on Facebook the full new EDS nosology will be published on March 15, 2017. Meanwhile, some preliminary documents have been shared ahead of time, including one that talks about … Continue reading

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The Chronic Constellation

Fasten your seatbelts and settle in with a snack again, you’re in for another long ride, smile. (I’ll try not to make it too bumpy!) Hopefully you’ve heard of “The Trifecta” by now – that is, the relatively common trio … Continue reading

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Depression and EDS and MCAD

I really need to include anxiety in this post as well, as the two – depression and anxiety – seem to go very hand-in-hand for a large number of us. No surprise, this is true for the commonly comorbid autism … Continue reading

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