Regarding Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. If you haven't already, go to the website for the Ehlers Danlos National Foundation (EDNF). Many people i know who have EDs dont do well with common treatments for joint laxity. There is also a member message board section of the website where you can see what others have shared that work for them. Each person is different though so what happens to one EDS person isnt always going to happen to another. www.ednf.org
Also note that its still difficult to find doctors that understand EDS enough to diagnosis it. On the website for EDNF there is a diagnosising tool. You need to register to have access though.
The other option to search information from others is to go to yahoogroups and type in EDS in the search.
I have a form of EDS, which is the vascular form, but I still have some problems with my joints. Such as the reason I am here now. I just had a meniscectomy.
Good luck on finding the answer to your connective tissue disorder.