For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
– H.L. Mencken
This short quote epitomizes the struggle of diagnosing and understanding Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. A puzzle of seemingly disconnected symptoms, it is often misdiagnosed as an easier solution such as arthritis, growing pains, lupus, fibromyalgia, or the ever-popular “it’s all in your head.”
Look for a blog in the coming days where I define EDS based on my own experiences and explain why the simple answer is often the wrong one.