Hello people, please forgive any non-standard language usage, I am yet another foreigner (Canadian).
I think that it is possible that my skin may be getting less translucent as I get older (or maybe as a result of other factors like having a child or dietary changes). I can remember looking in the mirror after a shower (maybe 10 years ago, I am almost 40 now) and thinking that I looked like a Star Trek alien. The upper chest skin looked somewhat like the EDS picture in one of Sue New's links. But I wonder if everyone's veins are visible after a hot shower. My feet don't look that bad though. My hands and inner arms show blue veins quite well even though I am dark-skinned. In my case, it may have something to do with being too thin and bony.
The whites of my eyes also look greyish (at least compared with my teeth). I am not sure if the amount of greyness is constant, I am wondering if it varies with hormonal cycles, but have not checked that out in any scientific fashion yet. I also don't know if they count as EDS blue-tinted, or how to check that out without getting laughed at.
I haven't been diagnosed with anything. My rheumatologist appointment isn't till the end of 2007, so it will be a while. My problems are nuisance rather than deadly so I shouldn't worry about it, but I do hope that the doctor has had experience with hypermobiles.
On a somewhat related topic, is it likely that skin stretchiness may vary over time? I have a memory of pulling on the skin on the back of a hand (over 10 years ago) and thinking that the skin stretches way too much (I think that this was about the time when the backs of my hands were numb). But now that I have read about such things being related to hypermobility, I tried pulling again, and they don't seem very stretchy at all, though they may have been damaged by eczema-like problems.
p.s. Sorry for rambling, there are so many things that I want to ask now that I finally have the appropriate vocabulary and audience. I think that I will be quiet now...oops, i probably should say somewhere that I would probably be considered hypermobile (fingers, elbows, palms to floor, can do the skipping rope trick but probably shouldn't)