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Category: Comorbid EDS Conditions

Gupta Brain Retraining Program for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Multisystemic Chronic Illnesses

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” There were two main reasons I was drawn to the Gupta Programme: 1. The primary condition that the Gupta Programme was founded on is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). My personal struggle with CFS has been written about several times on this website and mentioned countless times in presentations and classes that I’ve taught for EDS Wellness. For...

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Migraines, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Birth Control Pills, and Light Sensitivity 

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I’ve suffered from chronic headaches my whole life — including migraines. My first experience with migraines was watching my mom try to cope in any way that she could with the horrid headaches she would often get. These headaches left her sick to her stomach and in bed, unless she had closed herself in the bathroom or...

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What is POTS? — Understanding the Importance of Dysautonomia Awareness Month

POTS is a type of Dysautonomia or Autonomic Dysfunction. It’s estimated that 1/3 of patients with POTS have EDS. Both POTS and Dysautonomia are comorbid with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Amyloidosis, Sarcoidosis, Diabetes (Type 1 & 2), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, deconditioning and more. There seems to be an underlying link especially for those of us who have these several of these conditions in our families — which is why awareness and proper diagnosis is critical. October is Dysautonomia awareness month, and today, there’s a charity ride at Zengo Cycle in Bethesda benefiting Dysautonomia International – one of my favorite...

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Mast Cells, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and GI Disorders

  “We’ve changed our living environment…If it was cold you put on a sweater; you didn’t turn up the heat to 72º. The foods that we eat are no longer locally raised. So…this mast cell that’s used to a certain type of micro-environment is just completely confused and now completely over-active.” — Anne Maitland, MD, Ph.D., Allergy & Immunology (via MastCellAware.com) Ever wonder how and why ‎mast cell dysfunction seems to be so prevalent and overlapping with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)? Mast Cells, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and GI Disorders appear to all go hand-in-hand as well. This image below should be...

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