Hi, suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, have done all my life but have been suffering with the pain for nearly 15 years. I also suffer from severe gastroparesis. I have been told that I propbably have fibromyalgia also. The pain in my joints is so severe now that in the mornings I can't use my hands. They are so painful. They burn and feel swollen during the night. My feet, knees and ankles also throb and it is painful to walk on them. Now my ebows and shoulder is causing increasing problems. Whenever I read about arthritis, it mentions swollen joints, but my joints aren't malformed, so how soon does that occur. When you first have the condition what are the symptoms and how did you get diagnosed? I would appreciate any help as I am worried about what is the cause of my joint pain.