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I Have Hyper Mobility Syndrome

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    Hypermobility

    That's me. I never realised that a lot of the things I do (dislocating my shoulders, wrists, hips, fingers & thumb, even extra flexibility in nearly every joint) was unusual or that it even had a name. When I finally found out about hypermobility a year ago, and about every...
    Ky306 Ky306 18-21, F Oct 29, 2012

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    Hyper Mobility Syndrome

    I'm Katie, I'm 17 years old and i was diagnosed with hyper mobility syndrome when i was 14-15 years old, at first i thought there couldn't be a downside to being flexible? and who would have thought there would be? anyway, a couple of months later my knees, spine, ankles...
    katiebaddams katiebaddams 16-17 May 14, 2012

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    I was told about 8 years ago

    that I have hyper mobility syndrome. It came about because I had pulled my back by merely vacuuming on the job. My entire life I have been able to stretch and move in odd ways, giving no second thought as to what this might mean for my body in the long run. My understanding is...
    Soultryst Soultryst 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    My Everyday Life Was Chronic Pain, And I'M Only 14!

    For as long as I can remember (probably since I was around 7-8), I had deep horrible pain in my limbs. The pain could last for hours, and often left me crying. No form of pain relief (pain killers, heat/cold packs, massage) would help me. My parents took me to the doctor multiple...
    genevieveg3216 genevieveg3216 13-15 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    I Wish I Was Normal Sometimes

    i am not sure how two do this as i am new two this but i have hypermobility syndrome and osteo arthritis i have found out the earlier hms is diagnosed the better but i was over 18 when i was diagnosed i cant remeber how old i was i start physio next week as my right knee is...
    CATLOVER36 CATLOVER36 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    In My Shoulders.

    I have hypermobility in most of my joints. I was properly diagnosed with hypermobility when I was about 17 or 18, but wasn't told how bad it was. I always get a very uncomfortable pain in my shoulders. Across the top of the shoulders and across the back at the shoulderblades...
    CrazyNinjaPirate CrazyNinjaPirate 22-25 1 Response Mar 12, 2011

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    Hypermobility All Over My Body.

    Well where do i start i am 20 years old and i have hypermobility in all my joints my hips and knees lock all the time i got diagnosed when i was 12 years old my knees,writs,fingers,ankles, and eldows swell i suffer more in cold damp rainy weather i have pain 24/7 never get a day...
    gbarlow92 gbarlow92 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    What Is This Syndrome

    Hi i have just been diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome at the age of 40 after years of back pain and now all over joint pain for the past year, i was given no info of it by the rheumatoid consultant as they had no leaflets, can anyone shed a light on it
    holmscroft1 holmscroft1 36-40 Mar 2, 2012

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    Hypermobility - Awkward Condition Or What!

    Hi, I've had Hypermobility Syndrome for years now, and it really plays havoc with daily life, although I find that the summer with the warmth and extra Vit D is easier. Although it may be that the sunny days make us happier! I work in a school and am on my feet most of the day...
    9Red 9Red 36-40 May 29, 2012

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    It's Almost Killed Me

    I know the title sounds like an overstatement but it has, I'm hypermobile all over but when I was younger my ankles were really weak and I would collapse for no reason because my ankles would just give way. I fell over in front of cars, lorries, buses almost anything whenever I...
    Gimmyboy Gimmyboy 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    I think. I'm no doctor, but I was reading the symptoms and I know I know that's no way tell tell if you have it. I'm emotionless, I don't make eye contact, I'm clumsy and awkward...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So many people without it have no idea of the pain it brings along. Today, I'm meeting with the Lender for our new house, and I can't control the neck tics and I'm hurting on a 8...
    jeepers92 jeepers92 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Its harmed me a lot. I was bullied mercilessly up until the end of high school, and I'm still worried that people would want to exclude me socially. Although I now appear to be...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    Had it for around six hours now :(
    TreeHuggingHippie000 TreeHuggingHippie000 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Honestly, learning I had it destroyed my hopes of being able to belong in society. Sorry i'm not being positive about my experience but that doesn't make it any less real. Let me...
    Darknessisgrowing Darknessisgrowing 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    Do any of get to do anything alone?
    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11

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    I've suffered with RLS most of my 55 years. Found out gluten is a huge trigger. Especially at night. Take Requip 4mgs at night also. Definitely helps avoiding gluten.
    Sirkutter Sirkutter 51-55 Nov 15

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    It turns out I have polycystic ovary syndrome and that causes my testosterone levels to be dangerously high, estrogen to be dangerously low, insulin to be really screwed up...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F Nov 14

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    I have a twin brother that survived Guillain-Barré Syndrome or GBS. He was diagnosed at the age of six and it took a year for him to get treatment and get over the disorder. GBS...
    tinytornado95 tinytornado95 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with CIDP when I was 12 (year 7) and I laughed when they told me because even though I had no idea what it was and the name was such a mouthful, I was relieved to...
    AlexPeyton AlexPeyton 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I have been self-diagnosed with rumnation syndrome and am 100% sure that I have diagnosed correctly. This syndrome is making me refuse to eat. I am disgusted with my subconscious...
    sassyanus sassyanus 18-21 Nov 3

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    ** I do not have Timothy Syndrome, my baby sister does, but she's too little to share her story ** My little sister was born a year and a month ago, premature. She was tiny and...
    allydoe allydoe 18-21, F a week ago

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    Or somebody took it. Or it grew legs. And got mobility.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I don't know how to say or express my feelings right ... But Every single day , there is always at least one thing I'm nervous or anxious about ... It's awful ... Whenever someone...
    CherokeeWarrior12 CherokeeWarrior12 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Hi, I was diagnosed with Limited Crest Syndrome around twelve years ago, having asked what it was I was told, too complicated, look it up on the internet....Anyway have the usual...
    gillybee77 gillybee77 66-70, F Nov 1

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    Greetings. I'm a 49 year old male and I was diagnosed with EF just under 3 years ago. I started on 60mg of Prednisone and am now down to 20mgs a day. I'm not sure which is worse...
    Gobione Gobione 46-50 Nov 5

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    last night I had a very bad nightmare, I wear elbow supports when in bed which in real life are quite painful as are my elbows, anyways the horrid person I saw in my dream had...
    081275fizz 081275fizz 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    In year 1992, I came down with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome. Its been a long battle. My face first paralyzed on one side and three months later, the other. This has affected my vision...
    Gustavp Gustavp 70+, M Nov 16

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    My life will never be the same. In 2011, an extremely traumatic event happened to me and since then my life had never been the same. It's easiest to just list the thingsthat were...
    XxAlphaCentaurixX XxAlphaCentaurixX 26-30, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I am going through depression right now, and it's affecting everything in my life. From my appetite, to my social life-everything. And the reason for this is: Acne. I had no...
    carolina37 carolina37 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    It really sucks! For years I just thought i was to hyper or something to go to sleep.It takes me hours to fall asleep and some nights i dont sleep at all.My parents never belived...
    xxMusicisbaexx xxMusicisbaexx 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I hate it when people say they're depressed, or they think they have depression, because their partner split with them, or they have extra homework. Just because you get a problem...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    yeah it's called being better than you. B.T.Y. syndrome
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M Oct 29

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    I have lived my whole adult life battling overwhelming daytime sleepiness and nighttime sleeplessness and for years doctors told me I was just depressed, until I feel asleep at the...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M Oct 29

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    lord jesus be with me, my story sounds so familiar to many that i've read on this forum, I have a 7 year old that was resently diagnose as adhd. right now my world have been turn...
    ldydreamer83 ldydreamer83 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I was only diagnosed at 16. It's been really hard for me though. I nearly failed out of high school. I can't focus. And pretty much have all the symptoms that show I have it...
    yourbrowneye yourbrowneye 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    Shock is obviously the first reaction but having then seen and spoke to her in a strange way I feel relief for her. This might help people who know anyone that is suffering with...
    NihilImpetus NihilImpetus 31-35, F Nov 2

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    Load sounds are like people jamming a screw driver into my ear drum. Bright light is disorientating. And then there's the nervous system empathic thing around magnetic fields...
    LLOYDX LLOYDX 31-35, M Nov 2

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    I have two dogs- Lassie and Wade. Lassie's a huge Great Pyrenees who is really sweet but drools a lot. Wade is a newer addition to our family. He's a hyperactive little puppy who's...
    WinterSoldierBucky WinterSoldierBucky 13-15, F Nov 2

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    I have had a college soccer career ending concussion. It's frustrating yes. Days are hard and few understand. But I am blessed and when I get frustrated I take a deep breath and...
    am0116 am0116 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I got a really bad call from the school yesterday. He's been supposedly acting out in class. He says his teacher never believes when he says another student is picking on him. My...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Looking forward to school..because however sad I am, and I am today:3, my friends manage to make it all better. So three cheers to hyperness and my friends!!!!
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    My whole life, I've been attracted to dry, dusty things. As a child, I used to volunteer to clean erasers at school so I could inhale the dust, but I never had a craving to...
    FaceFaceFace2 FaceFaceFace2 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I had a nervous breakdown 20 years ago and wasn't hospitalized. I lost my children to rich people and was homeless for 20 years. I have OCD< ADD, Fatherless Daughter Syndrome...
    growth60 growth60 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 9

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