But if they are the same disease, how would this EDS develop overnight like ME/CFS does for many of us? I didn't develop sudden onset symptoms, but many people have been perfectly healthy and then one day woke up with what turned out to be ME/CFS after catching some infection. It doesn't make sense to me.
Further to that Bob Naviaux has suggested that cfs has similar genetic possibilities to autism. The austic people are damaged in the womb, the cfs people are damaged by life.
No one person is going to express eds the same.
Out of interest, did it come on all of a sudden? Mine did...sort of. I felt a vulnerability there all my life but i got through life ok, then very stressful job and bam!
Think of EDS as a spectrum disorder like autism. Thats why the disease gets expressed more easily in some than others. The actual merchanics of that remain a mystery.