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If you have hypermobility, pillow struggle is a real thing
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

July 9th, 2024

If you have hypermobility, pillow struggle is a real thing

Pillow struggle is a thing. Is there the perfect pillow to hypermobile necks that will help prevent neck and shoulder pain? This is the number one non-movement related question I get emails and questions about.

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The EDS Diet by Lorna Ryan
Lifestyle

May 19th, 2024

The EDS Diet by Lorna Ryan

We all consume food and exist in a world where opinion and advice on diet is freely shared. The public is pleased to share tips. Family wishes to impart wisdom. Professional patients keen to share their n=1. Healthcare professionals sometimes slide out of scope to offer recommendations. And no more so than in the niche arena of Hypermobility & Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

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Sleeping with hypermobility: A comprehensive guide
Chronic pain, Hypermobility, Lifestyle

May 10th, 2024

Sleeping with hypermobility: A comprehensive guide

Whilst much of the discussion around hypermobility and EDS focuses on movement, a common source of anxiety, frustration and stress for those living with such conditions comes from the other half of our lives – sleep.

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What is Self-Compassion and why is it so important?
Chronic pain, Hypermobility, Lifestyle, Mindbody

April 4th, 2024

What is Self-Compassion and why is it so important?

Self-compassion has been studied in various contexts in a wide range of populations and is linked with positive mental health consistently.

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Headaches in Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes
Chronic pain, Hypermobility, Lifestyle

March 28th, 2024

Headaches in Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Discover the link between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and headaches. Learn about causes, such as upper cervical instability, and find effective treatment strategies.

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POTS and Exercise with Emily Rich, OT
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

March 7th, 2024

POTS and Exercise with Emily Rich, OT

Occupational therapist and researcher Emily Rich shares her expertise and advice when it comes to exercising with POTS.

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Navigating Menopause with Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

December 22nd, 2023

Navigating Menopause with Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

When I hit the menopause or rather it hit me, my life changed dramatically. I had been managing my hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos symptoms pretty well until then.

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Hypermobility Holiday Gift Guide
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

December 7th, 2023

Hypermobility Holiday Gift Guide

We have compiled this massive Hypermobility gift guide! Hopefully, you can find something for yourself or the hypermobile people in your life. These suggestions have been recommended by The Zebra Club Community members and team.

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Relationships and Chronic Pain
Chronic pain, Lifestyle

October 11th, 2022

Relationships and Chronic Pain

I recently did a post about pain management. Someone raised the question on the post of ‘how can I communicate my pain to my partner effectively?’

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Chronic Illness Exercise – Do you mourn your previous regime?
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

July 13th, 2022

Chronic Illness Exercise – Do you mourn your previous regime?

What’s your relationship with exercise? Has it changed over the years? Did a chronic illness diagnosis change your approach?

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The Lonely Chronic Illness Life
Chronic pain, Lifestyle

May 19th, 2022

The Lonely Chronic Illness Life

Living with a chronic illness can sometimes be lonely. It can be difficult for friends and family to really understand how we are feeling and why we don’t ‘get better’. It drives me crazy when people say ‘you just need a good night sleep’ – like it’s a miracle cure.

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What people don’t see when you live with a chronic illness
Chronic pain, Lifestyle

April 18th, 2022

What people don’t see when you live with a chronic illness

What’s it like when you go out out – if you do go out out? Is there a lot of preparation and organisation involved? I have friends who don’t have EDS or chronic illness. They fill their weekends with activities from morning till night – doing multiple things in one day. And they don’t seem that tired.

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