My Disease, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with type 3 Hypermobility does not produce collagen in my body.
I have been on Vicoden for over 10 yrs now and have tried over 20 different medicines that did not work due to not helping or allergies to them.
I wear knee braces, back braces, wrist braces and one for my thumbs because they also pop out along with my toes when I walk.
I have to wear a waist cincher when it's not bad enough for the back brace. I have popped out my pelvic bones, hip bones, elbows, shoulders and my neck. Anything that can pop out it has - even my ribs.
I also suffer from Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Spondololisis, Vertigo and Arthritis, IBS and now have Small Posterior Osteophytes growing on c5 and c6 of my neck.
I deal with pain every single day. Three years ago, I had to close my business of 10 years because of the pain and dislocations. I will say the older I get the worse I hurt.
Patient & Caregiver Stories
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