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Why Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Is Much More Than Being 'Bendy'

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I’ve always had something going wrong with my body. Whether it was repeatedly getting injured as a child, being the clumsiest dancer, running on less energy than other kids, ear infections, or tummy aches, I was always experiencing some sort of medical inconvenience.

Despite having a laundry list of random symptoms as a child, I was still able to relatively function like the rest of the students my age.

Everything changed the second I turned 18. After starting university with a full-ride scholarship, I started experiencing a dramatic increase in chronic pain, dizziness, fainting, gastrointestinal issues, nausea, depression, severe allergies, and debilitating fatigue.

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