Friday, October 28, 2016

You Know You Have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome When...

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You know you have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome when...

You Know You Have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome When...

---your joints go out more than you do.

---you snap, crackle, and pop just like your favorite breakfast cereal.

---you spend 15 minutes drooling over all the braces in the pharmacy department at Target.

---you visit the local nursing home and find yourself jealous of the residents' tricked out walkers.

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---you can dislocate or sublux a joint while just sitting there doing nothing.

---you dislocate your thumb by pulling up your sock.

---the ER doctor has to ask how to spell your disease and then googles it.

---your geneticist uses you to teach other doctors how to run the Beighton scale on patients and diagnose EDS.

 Beighton Score and Brighton Criteria: You know you have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome when...

---you have to pop a few joints back into place when you wake up in the morning.

---you have "brace lines" instead of regular tan lines.

---you can only regulate your body temperature about as well as a newborn.

---brain fog means that you have to write down EVERYTHING.

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---your two year old gently touching your leg can make your eyes well up with pain because your entire body feels like an intense bruise.

---an itch on your back is never a problem because no matter where it is, you can reach it.

You Know You Have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome When...
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---your friends look at you like you're speaking chinese when you rattle off big words like "Ehlers Danlos Syndrome" "Eosinophilic Esophagitis" and "Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome."

---you live in fear that you'll get pulled over and have to take a field sobriety test because there's no way you're capable of walking a straight line.

---you've ever heard "it's all in your head."

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---a trip to the dentist means your jaw will be at least partially dislocated and sore for a while.

---you're obsessed with anything that's zebra print!

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You know you have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome when...
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