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    I suffer with bad hypermobility syndrome which is at its worst when sitting down for a long duration of time. Therefore I was wondering if you can get 'rest breaks' during your exams or something to help ease the pain. If not then pain remedies?
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    (Original post by jxdemarie)
    I suffer with bad hypermobility syndrome which is at its worst when sitting down for a long duration of time. Therefore I was wondering if you can get 'rest breaks' during your exams or something to help ease the pain. If not then pain remedies?
    Speak to your schools senco about exam adjustments, rest breaks seem like an entirely reasonable request.
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    (Original post by jxdemarie)
    I suffer with bad hypermobility syndrome which is at its worst when sitting down for a long duration of time. Therefore I was wondering if you can get 'rest breaks' during your exams or something to help ease the pain. If not then pain remedies?
    Hey, i'm currently in yr13 and i have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome - Hypermobility Type. I get a lot of pain, especially during exams and my wrists tend to sublux a lot when writing.

    I would definitely talk to your SENCO coordinator, and your consultant (if you're under one) or physio, or even the GP.
    My rheumatologist, physio and OT compiled an email to school with all their suggestions for things i need at school. In order to get special arrangements in exams they quite often want to see evidence of a condition from a healthcare professional.
    In my exams i get rest breaks (where i can get up and walk around, i'm in a room on my own), laptop use (i find it easier for me) and extra time in the exams i choose to write in (my science exams).
    I also bring in a cushion and school have to provide me with a better chair (i use one of the ones the teachers use - with a long back and arm rests). Have you thought about using a cushion to pad the chair better, or even a rolled up towel at the base of your spine to improve support and posture, it's something my physio recommended but it's really useful in reducing back pain.

    I would really recommend talking to senco, or your head of year though. they'll know how to go about getting what you need in order to succeed in your exams!!
 
 
 
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