I am a 52-year-old female and have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis in the spine. I have hypermobile joints and have always had poor muscle tone. In your opinion, should I be worked up for EDS?
The diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) may not make much difference in terms of your treatment plan, but in general, I am of the opinion that a definitive diagnosis may help in terms of evaluating new problems and establishing prognosis. However in our crazy medical insurance system, I always worry about insurance discrimination when labeling someone with a genetic illness.