And it’s exactly what I thought it was! My suspicions were correct, TeenSparrow and I have EDS. Not like she’s the freaking poster child for it or anything. Once the dots connected for the doctor, she actually said “oh my gosh, you are just the archetype”. This is so validating. It explains EVERYTHING we have both dealt with our entire lives, and I have you amazing folks to thank for pointing me in this direction. I had never heard of EDS until someone here shared their experiences with it and it sounded so familiar. Now we know that this has been passed down on my mother’s paternal line for generations. My great-grandmother was debilitated by a mystery illness, and now we know what it was. My mom has had diagnoses thrown at her for decades. Now we can actually move forward. Thank you.