Dislocations Caused By Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Author: Debbie W.
Word Count: 243
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 9583-OR
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I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which is a hereditary disease caused by a defective gene that produces collagen. Collagen is in all connective tissue.
Therefore, my knees, 5 out of 10 fingers, my left hip, and the top 3 vertebrae in my neck dislocate. I wear splints and braces to help prevent further dislocations, but these joints and others are constantly aching and throbbing, especially with weather changes or moving.
Since I found Young Living essential oils and have begun using them on a daily basis, I have much less pain... and on some days no pain! I even have fewer dislocations occurring. My joints are feeling more stable too.
I use PanAway, Lemongrass, and Wintergreen topically. I also carry a Deep Relief roll-on with me at all times. At first I used them every couple of hours. As time went on and the pain decreased, I was able to stretch out time between applications.
I still will use them more often when the weather is bad or after a dislocation has happened, like the night my husband rolled over in bed and his elbow landed on my hands, dislocating both of my thumbs. I use a "Morphine Bomb" combination of oils for extreme pain. I used it that night for sure!
I am so thankful I learned about these oils because pain meds do not really help pain for EDS patients. The oils are the only thing I have found that has made a difference.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: hypermobility, luxation.
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