After 17 years of pain and fatigue my GP finally referred me to a Rheumatologist who has diagnosed me with EDS Type 3. I'd never even heard of it and was convinced that it was Fibromyalgia or something similar. Once she started explaining it all everything all made sense right back to my childhood. I used to be so flexible as a child and did a lot of ballet but I am stiff as a board most of the time now. I am just in the process of looking at what changes I can make in order to alleviate the pain. One of my concerns is that I am a little overweight and suffer greatly with lower back pain (amongst the other niggling pains). Obviously with the New Year I intend to diet and lose 3 stone whilst also doing Dry January which will hopefully kick start me.
I work full time and am living on my own with two teenage boys. I've just got the point that I no longer require sitters to look after my youngest but also realise that gym membership and classes are expensive and I cannot really afford them. I'm waiting for an appointment with a specialist physiotherapist but was wondering if anyone had any advice on life changes/exercises/diet that may help me?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, like I say I do not know much about EDS.