I've been offline for awhile and probably will be again. I just wanted to mention that.
Okay, so I've noticed that I have now trained my mind to subconsciously limit the range of motion in my shoulders. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? The way I look at it, I am not injuring or subluxating my shoulders all the time anymore (now it's just daily, not 7 times a day!) but I might eventually lose muscle in my shoulders. DH and I discussed it and he thinks I should use full range of motion every couple of days. The problem I have with his solution is that once every couple days will be enough to keep my shoulders inflamed and in really bad pain all of the time. It takes three days for my shoulders to feel better again after using full range of motion once. It isn't that simple, though, because once I subluxate it the pain increases and the subluxations increase. More subluxations will eventually lead to shoulder dislocations.
I need a guidebook to this EDS thing!
Amy's Journey with...
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) ~ Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) ~ Focal Impaired Awareness (Complex Partial) Seizures ~ Fibromyalgia ~ Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP) ~ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) ~ TMJ Dysfunction ~ Bipolar Disorder Type I ~ Migraines ~ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ~ Keratosis Pilaris (KP) ~ Complex-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) ~ Panic Disorder ~ Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) ~ Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) ~ Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI or SI) ~ Painful Piezogenic Pedal Papules ~ Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ~ Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ~ Multiple Phobias ~ Chronic Headaches