I`m a female from Germany with EDS (hypermobile-type).
I read in the Theory of Dr. Diana
on Page 5 this sentence:
This may be why vasoconstrictors and abdominal binders ease symptoms for many EDS patients.
What kind of vasoconstrictors does Dr. Diana mean?
Later in this Theory she writes about Diamox. Is this the vasoconstrictor?
Greetings from Germany
Greetings from Texas. I am on of the weird EDSers that can’t use an abdominal binder because it makes me nauseous. My theory is that it puts pressure on my vagus nerve. I throw up more than anyone else I know. I have to cary barf bags with me. I, like the other EDSers in my family, rely on caffeine. I also use a strong cup of joe when I need to get my bowels to move. I have gastroparesis followed by diarrhea so it is a balance act. I also tend to salt load. It is not something I do on purpose, but it is something my body craves. I notice other family members do it as well. Our doctors are always surprised by how low our blood pressures are. I just recently was diagnosed with EDS and these things were just the adaptions that my family and I made with out knowing why. Recently I have noticed that caffeine does make me more anxious. I think I would try different things one at a time and see what works for you.