I am 47, I know that arthritis is common in EDS but I believe I have Gout in a knuckle and a toe joint. Is gout also common in people with EDS? I have not gone in to get it checked yet but the symptome seem to match.
Fascinating question! There is nothing in the literature about this, but I suspect more “pseudogout” in our population. Certainly, checking it out is in order, but for completeness, I would ask your doctors to rule out pseudogout, too. Are you taking magnesium? How’s your thyroid function? I’m sure they’ll check you out fully, but in today’s world of hurried medicine, sometimes we need to gently remind our doctors of other conditions to consider, too. Gently. 😉