I was looking up causes of stretch marks again tonight. I went to this site on striae and saw one of the causes was EDS. I’m passingly familiar with EDS due to many people on the DINET boards having it. Blame my decreased cognitive functioning, but it didn’t click until tonight. EDS is one of the causes of POTS.
POTS patients with EDS III are often hypermoblie/hyperflexable, double jointed, pale, female and tend to have blond hair and blue eyes (Grubb, 2002)
And so, there we go. A cause for my stretch marks, joint pain, tachycardia, high blood pressure, and numerous other symptoms. I’ll be calling my doctor tomorrow to make an appointment.
And you know, shouldn’t it have been my doctor making this connection and not me?