The symptoms began 4 days before my 48th birthday. Like so many, at first, I thought it was a reaction to pollen, arriving with the volatile weather and fragile greens trumpeting winter’s end. When the sore throat began and breathing became more and more difficult without any other sign of allergic reaction, I began to fear my isolation had come too late. Somehow I had caught the virus before it was even supposed to be in my area. Coronavirus, COVID-19.
The benefits of movement on hypermobility are many, including decreased pain, greater stability in our joints and our movements, improved posture, a reduction in dislocations and so much more. It's not always easy to do when you're in pain, but once you get started and experience the results, you realize you need to do whatever it takes to keep going.
I've heard for sometime that air purifiers can help improve airborne allergies and asthma, but I'd never experienced one personally and was concerned about spending so much money without having ever tested it. I decided to buy one during the holidays last year and I've been thrilled with the results. I'll share what I've learned about air purifiers and share a review of the affordable and effective model I chose and having been using for the last six months.
It's been a while since I stopped in just to say, "hey, how's life going for you? Here's what's happening with me." Mostly that's because my symptoms have been limiting the amount of time and energy I have to write, revise and update The Zebra Pit and I feel like I should concentrate my efforts on symptom relief over camaraderie. But I have very exciting news to share, so I thought I'd combine it with a bit of an update.
Exercise is essential for the healthiest body possible with EDS, but not all exercise is right for the condition. Find out what exercise works and how to do them safely in this post.