Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Classic Type, is a rare genetic disorder caused by a defect in collagen synthesis.
I'm still on he waiting list for surgery. No one has responded to my questions about corrective shoulder surgery. I just want to know if it's waste of time. My surgeon, Dr, Scott Mandel in hamilton, ON said that there are no guarantees that it would improve my pain & function, or how long any improvement would be. That's why I'm curious as to what other people have experienced with he surgery-the good. the bad & the ugly. So please if you've had corrective shoulder surgery write me a note telling me about the out come. I know it's different for every one but to simply have an idea would be nice, Also I'm curious to know how many people have lost their teeth early in life because of EDS. I read that it is a rare side effect of the condition. About a month ago i had to have all but 2 of my teeth taken out. The molars had all broken off & it was starting in the front so I decided now was the time to take care of it since I had the money. I'd be interested to know how many other people with EDS have had problems with their teeth. Please get back to me. Thank you :)
I'm on the waiting list for corrective shoulder surgery & I would like to hear from others who have had this done. Did it work out? How long was the recovery period? I know that everyone heals differently but I just want a basic idea. Thanks, nancy henrech :)
I have type 3 EDS & I seem to be tired all the time but i put it down to the pain wearing me out, I've never investigated it with a doctor. It would be interesting to dee if more people with EDS have chronic fatigue problems as well.
Adenardi: Do you also have a related bleeding disorder? Fatigue had been a big challenge for me, w EDS 3, but I also had a related disorder--we haven't confirmed but it may be von Willebrand's. Iron levels were way too low and correcting that helped immensely with the fatigue. With lousy collagen, it can be hard to form clots which proves to be a big problem for many women w EDS. So you don't have to have EDS IV to land up w bleeding issues. If it is not a bleeding related fatigue, I think you will still find that there are many folk out there w EDS who do have fatigue as well as significant unexplained pain.
Hi I have a soft type of EDS and don't feel fatigue. Are you sure it is due to EDS? J
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