Hi. I wanted to start find a place to share my experiences of going through a PhD with depression and anxiety. However, the same month as I started my PhD, I was also told that I have Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder/Ehlers-Danlos (they can’t entirely say with the new criteria), which is a chronic and hereditary disease that basically means that nothing in my body works as it should and fatigue and pain are things I will always have to deal with. This obviously isn’t a great combination with a PhD, but here’s hoping.