About Me

Hello! Thank you for viewing my blogs. I am a mother of two born in the early 80s. My boys were born 5/19/2006 and 5/5/2013. I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Classical in August 2013 after going to a rheumatologist suspected of having an autoimmune problem both by symptoms and blood work. I left the office with an Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome diagnosis. I frequent many Facebook groups including Ehlers-Danlos support sites. I have other diagnostics which will I will list in the archives of my site. I live in the forest area of Indiana. I grew up all over the state of Indiana. My other family shows no signs of hypermobility except for my father who sat in a yoga position with both feet up in his lap. He complained of hand and wrist pains when it came to writing. I am the first and only in my family with this diagnosis. You do not have to be hypermobile to have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. You do have to be in pain.

During this journey of life with a chronic illness, I hope to pick up friends to exchange support and encouragement.

I remember the appointment very well. The office staff gave me this long word that I had to have them write on a piece of paper for me. I went home and began to research "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome." I never expected what I found to fit me so incredibly well. I have joined many support groups. Within the support groups, I have learned that there are many more common issues that we have though they are not on the lists available to describe us. One example is that I have yet to find somebody with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that does not see halos around lights in the night. As time goes on, I am learning exactly how debilitating this condition is. Although the pain remains the same, the stiffness and lack of ability increases.

If you need to contact me and are not a spammer, you may also write an email to my lowercase yahoo address. See combination below:

The email is my first name. amanda

The first letter of my last name. hudson

The number 14


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Genetics Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Me

All of the laboratory testing for 23andMe is done in a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory in the United States.

I had my DNA ran by 23andme.com using saliva testing. I took the results and ran them through livewello. These are my results based on genes presumed to be linked to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (note: SNPs are all collectively found on my chip for each gene. There are more but they aren't showing on my chip at this time.)


My diagnosis is classical familial hypermobility type of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome by my rheumatologist. I have not seen a geneticist. I do not have insurance to go see one or seek treatment at this time. Thanks for reading! Please subscribe and share!


  1. Hi, I had 23 and me genetic test done and was wondering if you know of a site to upload the data to see if I also have EDS. I have many of the symptoms and so do my 2 boys - which were born around the same time yours were. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Susie

  2. Thank you for your comment. The results I show here are 23andme translated by livewello. I am told that there are thousands more snp related to EDS than what I show here because this test is specifically for ancestry and it picks up only a handful. A test specifically for EDS would be needed to know for sure.


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