Hello, I wonder whether anyone could tell me whether it sounds as though my 9 1/2 year old son might have EDS, or something similar?
Clumsy / poor coordination
Tires easily (physically) / seems very unfit
Unable to ride a bike
Vertigo (struggles to walk down gentle slopes & panics on jetties, near heights etc.)
Bloating and bowel problems
Always twisting ankles etc.
Very sensitive to pain
Struggles to recognise people he knows when seen out of context
Lumbering walking / running gait
Constant mild phlegmy cough
He doesn't seem particularly flexible in his joints, but his little sister is.
He's doing really well at school and has a wonderful memory. He is terrible at all sports (unless chess counts ).
He's basically well in himself and no one else has ever expressed any concerns about him. The only thing I've taken him to the doctor about are his bowel issues.
I know that no one can diagnose him over the internet, but I thought maybe someone familiar with the symptoms could help me decide whether I'm worrying unnecessarily or not!