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Joint hyper mobility

Hi all. I read some comments here a while ago about joint hyper mobility syndrome verses fibromyalgia. I did some research and I defo have JHS. And I now realise from the weird questions the rheumatologist asked that he thought that too. He chose to diagnose fibro. Is there any benefit to adding JHS to my list? Will it make a difference to my treatment? I can see a benefit from not having to argue about local anaesthetics not working properly, would it make a difference to my hernia treatment or my IBS treatment or my Physio treatment? I would really appreciate learning about anybody else's experience. Thank you

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I was born with HMS so lived with it all my life until I also developed Fibro. My Rheumy and GP say they often go hand in hand and share many symptoms. Your Physiotherapist will be of great help here.





How lovely to see you :-) how are you doing ? Check your mail this aft :-)

Foggy x


Hi Dollypolly,

There are quite a few friends here who have HMS and I'm sure like dear jilly will come and talk to you, sian, one of our administrators has it and I'm sure she will be of help to you when she pops in very soon.

Sending lots of positive healing vibes your way :-)

Foggy x


Hi Dollypolly

I sincerely hope that you are feeling well today? I do not have this so I cannot really answer your question, but I would like to wish you all the best of luck, and I genuinely hope that you can find the answers that you so desire and deserve.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x


Physio is likely to be different for hypermobility syndrome, also called JHS, HMS or EDS-H. I keep being given new splints and braces to try, particularly for my hands.


I've researched both, I think with Fibro you have more symptoms at least over time. Hope this helps sweetheart!!! xxx Mitzi


Thank you. C x


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