Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Prolotherapy Through My Eyes

Written by Katie. Posted in Ehlers-Danlos Appointments, Ehlers-Danlos Awareness, Medical Team, Prolotherapy

I started prolotherapy treatments in 2011.  I have lost count as to how many I’ve had. I have learned along the way that prolotherapy is controversial in the world of EDS. The first EDS doctor I saw after I was diagnosed actually did not recommend it, although he admitted he did not know much about it. At that time, I was having a horrible time keeping my back and head supported without a neck or back brace. That doctor actually diagnosed me with cranial instability and sent me on my way with a referral to a spine surgeon, telling me he suspected the surgeon would determine that I needed a skull to C-3 fusion.

This One Goes Out to My Docs #NHBPM Carnival

Written by Katie. Posted in Diagnosis Path, Ehlers-Danlos Appointments, Medical Team, Other Appointments, POTS Appointments

Topic: What’s something your doctor taught you?

Well, as I am sure it is true for many of you, I have many doctors.  Each one has taught me so much along the way as I have learned to manage both EDS and POTS.  Finding such a great team of doctors did not happen overnight.  It took a lot of travel, a lot of help, and a lot of patience.

It Takes a Village

Written by Katie. Posted in Medical Team

Recently I’ve had a few people ask questions about the doctors and therapists I currently see to keep my POTS and EDS manageable.  Whenever I type a list like this, I thank my lucky stars