My Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Part 2

Bringing a new perspective to Peer Health, Sabriyah Shahbandy has shared with us her experience with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Her pervious post, My Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Part 1, gave some background to herself and the condition. Today, she shares what it truly means to live with Ehlers-Danlos. Today, I’m 20 years old and EDS pretty much runs my…

My Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Part 1

I feel like I’m constantly about to come apart at the hinges. It’s too much for my brain to handle sometimes. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a collection of connective tissue disorders in which the body’s supply of collagen, a protein that holds tissues together, is defective in some way. It has too much laxity, causing…

A Lyme Disease Storm is a Brewin’

April signifies the start of many things. Spring break comes to a close and classes begin once more, flowers start to bloom as the weather warms up, and ecologists begin documenting the mice population and predicting the Lyme Disease forecast. While searching for a means to halt the Lyme Disease epidemic, two Cary Institute ecologists…

Top 5 Books for Chronic Illness Sufferers

Among our good days, we all have to suffer through a few bad days. One morning, you may wake up and find that your symptoms are particularly tough or you’re too tired to get out of bed. A new treatment option may make you feel like you’ve been herxing with The Rock. On these days, all…