I No Longer Feel Guilty About Going to the ER

I No Longer Feel Guilty About Going to the ER

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I No Longer Feel Guilty About Going to the ER

One frustrating aspect of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the number of systems it can affect and the multiple disorders it can mimic. I say “can” because everyone experiences EDS differently due to genetic penetrance and expressivity. Reduced penetrance (not developing features of the disorder) and variable expressivity (the different signs and symptoms that people with the same disorder present) can make diagnosis difficult. EDS symptoms may mimic serious problems. Chest pain, for example, calls for…

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