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18 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If You Have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Between the subluxations/dislocations, chronic pain and fatigue, life with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can feel overwhelming some days.

• What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
• What Are Common Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Symptoms?

While there’s nothing funny about chronic illness, humor can be a powerful coping mechanism. Sharing funny and relatable jokes and memes can help bring a smile to your face, even on the toughest flare days, and let you know you’re not alone.

If you use humor to cope with illness, here’s a roundup of some memes that might make you chuckle.


large chalkboard filled with writing and text that says '...and this explains ehlers-danlos syndrome'
via People With Dysautonomia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Facebook page



via Fallapartz Reddit
via Fallapartz Reddit


*sits for too long, joints lock up* *moves too much, joints give out*
via eds-stripes Tumblr


you can't spell my disease but you're sure happy thoughts would make it go away?
via spooniestrong Tumblr


this is the prime of my life. I'm young, hot, and full of.... moderate to severe joint pain
via edsisnofun Reddit


how different people view ehlers-danlos syndrome
via bullsaint Imgur


not sure if in less pain or higher tolerance
via eds-stripes Tumblr



when one of your joints pops out during a massage and you gotta pretend it's still relaxing
via alosercalledsusie Reddit


chronic illness checking out flare-up and 'me' looking shocked
via bambinabambina Tumblr


when someone asks how i'm doing... existence is pain
via whenlifegivesyouspoons Tumblr



via chronicallyamy Tumblr



when somebody asks where all the bruises came from
via classyrevelry Tumblr


I was born with glass bones and paper skin. every morning I break my legs, and every afternoon I break my arms. at night, I lie awake in agony until my heart attacks put me to sleep.
via Reddit


have to use stairs, Bear Grylls mode activated
via Jessie Apodaca on Young/adults, Teens with Ehlers Danlos Facebook page

Can you relate?

Originally published: November 2, 2017
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