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Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby muppetdog on December 5th, 2013, 8:00 pm

Does anyone else have super stretchy skin? I have been researching connective tissue diseases, and their connection to my symptoms. So, just curious.

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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby johnnythejet on December 5th, 2013, 11:32 pm

Skin is pretty darn stretchy by nature. I'm not sure mine would qualify for "Super stretchiness" though.
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby muppetdog on December 5th, 2013, 11:54 pm

Haha, I told you it was a dumb question.

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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby johnnythejet on December 6th, 2013, 12:02 am

lol Its not a dumb question so much as its a question that probably won't yield very useful responses. Someone might think they have super stretchy skin but in reality they have normal skin. You probably need to provide some objective ways to determine what qualifies as super stretchy.
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby muppetdog on December 6th, 2013, 12:08 am

Ok, because that would take too much work, and I think I am losing interest in my original question, I think I will just encourage the rest of of the folks who want to respond to tell me how stretchy they think their skin is compared to.....hmmm.... I got nothing.
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby Yuliasir on December 6th, 2013, 12:16 am

Super stretchy skin is a part of typical Ellers Danloss syndrome, so possibly this is anoter link to connective tissue diseases and BFS comorboidity:)
EDS might have various subtypes, some involve skin stretching over the normal (and usually such skin is very proner to form scars even at relatively slight cuts), some — joints hypermobility, and some might be combined.
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby mwagner on December 6th, 2013, 1:20 pm

Mine is pretty stretchy, especially across my elbows. But like Yuliasir said, I link it to my hypermobility. I'm sure I'd be diagnosed with EDS, some type of it. EDS is a connective tissues disorder (lack of connective tissue). I freaked myself out so much reading about the deadly types of EDS that I try to stay away from EDS-related information anymore, but overall EDS hypermobility type shouldn't cause any major health problems.

Along with my stretchy skin, I bruise very easily, have Raynaud's, TMJ, frequent neck problems (crick in the neck), etc., which all seem to be very common with EDS.

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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby muppetdog on December 26th, 2013, 6:21 pm

What about stretchy skin/a lot of joint popping? Any thoughts?
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby Yuliasir on December 27th, 2013, 1:36 am

Weak ligaments, weak collagen = stretchy skin and hypermobility = Ellesr syndrome in light form, very often in our fellows.
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby muppetdog on December 27th, 2013, 2:06 am

Thanks Yuliasir, hope you are doing well.
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby Yuliasir on December 27th, 2013, 4:45 am

thanks muppetdog, not so bad :)))
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby BFSBurger on December 27th, 2013, 8:26 pm

muppetdog wrote:What about stretchy skin/a lot of joint popping? Any thoughts?


Had tons and tons and tons of joint popping when this started. Couldn't walk around the room without sounding like I was walking on bubble wrap.

Skin isn't more stretchy than normal.

There are no stupid questions. The only stupid thing is not bothering to inquire at all. Its natural to want to know whats happening to your body, though this can be an extremely difficult forum to get any constructive conversation or brainstorming going on the topic. Many view the very concept learning and exploring ideas and possibilities to be a trigger for worsening symptoms. And for many that is the case. For those who actually feel better by researching however, because it gives them a sense of control over their situation, I highly encourage it. You just may run into some answers eventually. I did.

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How I resolved my BFS within 1 year of onset:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19128
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby muppetdog on December 29th, 2013, 2:18 pm

Hey Burger - did a lot of the popping and cracking go away?
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Re: Here's a Super Dumb Question

Postby BFSBurger on December 29th, 2013, 2:27 pm

muppetdog wrote:Hey Burger - did a lot of the popping and cracking go away?


I don't have any symptoms anymore at all, so this was one of the things that came and went, yes.

Some mornings I would wake up and couldn't walk because my foot hurt so much. Felt like tendons / joints. The cracking snapping and popping lasted weeks as I recall. One of the longer things.

As I began to focus on every possible anti inflammatory trick I could get my hands on, this went away. There are a lot of anti inflammatory supplements, foods, and lifestyle changes that I think helped rid me of a lot of this.
How I resolved my BFS within 1 year of onset:

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