Zebra Strong Caitlin for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month
This month is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) awareness month and thanks to yuyu bottle, my last few months have been easier.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes are a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue,’ there are 13 types known of the syndrome, I have the hypermobile type. Sadly, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome comes with a lot of side effects and comorbidities.
I personally struggle with chronic pain in all of my joints and muscles, extreme fatigue, nausea, unstable joints that dislocate, bladder issues, digestive system problems, scoliosis, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, breathlessness, neck problems, allergic reactions, all which are believed to be caused by EDS. Ehlers-Danlos comes with a lot of symptoms that are difficult to cope with but it’s so important to stay positive & find solutions that make the symptoms easier to manage!
Before discovering YuYu Bottle I struggled a lot with controlling my pain, but when I say this bottle has been a life saver, it really has! I previously used hot water bottles to help with pain but they were never the right shape or size to cover the places that needed heat. The difference with the YuYu Bottle is that it’s long and slim so is the perfect shape for to place WHEREVER needed on the body.
My favourite places to use it are around my neck, around my stomach, along my spine, around my ribs and across my knees, it works amazing! I get pains in multiple places at the same time so I purchased two bottles which works so well for me. Only a few minutes after starting to use my YuYu Bottle’s do I start to feel relief and the soft, cosy covers they come with make them really comfortable to wear. One of my favourite features of the bottles are that it has the ability for the ends to be tied together! So when wearing the bottle you don’t have to hold it and can get on with your daily tasks, which is so helpful if you don’t want to be restricted to just sitting down holding your bottle against you.
Since having my YuYu Bottle my pain has been so much easier to control and has allowed me to take less pain relief for my chronic pain. Another one of my favourite things about YuYu Bottles are their range of designs! They actually have a zebra striped cover which is known to be the symbol for rare illnesses, Ehlers Danlos being one of them, which I think is a very nice touch.
Due to Ehlers Danlos syndrome I also experience a lot of bloating and nausea which I have also found yuyu bottle to be helpful for, the heat really helps ease the pressure in my stomach when I’m bloated and feeling nauseous. Furthermore, I also suffer from anxiety and find that the warmth and weight of the bottle really help me calm down and feel grounded when I use it.
Overall, I can wholeheartedly say that my YuYu Bottle was 100% worth the purchase and I would recommend it to anyone.
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