Tag: chronic illness

When Else to Suspect Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Author’s note March 16, 2017: Since the brand new updated criteria and nosology for all forms of the now plural Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (13 of them as of 2017) and the brand new category of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders JUST came out, please bear with me as I get my site updated to reflect this. Accordingly, please take

Our Stories of Strength coming out May 2015

I’m thrilled to share that my short “story of strength” was included in the first edition anthology of Our Stories of Strength: Living With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that came out on Kindle May 8th, 2015 for EDS Awareness Month! And as of June 1, it is now also in Print on Amazon too! It is co-edited

MCAD linked to Autism Spectrum April 2015

I’m late to the World Autism Awareness Day party which was yesterday, April 2, 2015 as I type this. (Though not late for Autism Awareness Month, which is April, by the way.) But… the good news is, while I failed to get a post out on time for the occasion, I was made privy to

Fatigue and EDS

Those who have any form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) like me (with hEDS) or the new diagnosis of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (since March 2017) can tell you there is definitely some fatigue involved from the strain on weak muscles, torn tendons and ligaments and all forms of our connective tissue. Those of us with the very

Flares happen

This post is brought to you by Peanut, my faithful therapy rattie and napping partner as I find myself going splat a lot more with my 2nd worst flare since my initial 2012 onset “storm” or “cascade” that first got me diagnosed with Hypermobile type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I’m strongly suspecting a hormonal cause to this

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness month, and I bring this to your attention at this time because a majority of the patietns I’ve met in person with any form of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders since 2017) seems to also show signs of SOME form of thyroid imbalance. But quite frequently hypothyroidism or under-active

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. Although I’m no where near as popular and well read (nor prolific) as some of my fellow spoonie bloggers yet (I’m struggling to stay fed and watered still), I’m quite happy with my initial foray this past year, reaching 47 countries and 7100

Dr. Diana’s New Book The Driscoll Theory® is Now Available!

So happy to share that the New Driscoll Theory is now available in time for Christmas! Get your copy now! Written by fellow patient and therapeutic optometrist Dr. Diana Driscoll, it addresses the latest research and understanding on what drives so many of our issues and conditions with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and POTS and MCAD. Yay