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Doctors Normally Say Fibro Is 'caused' By Trauma. What Do You Think Triggered Your Symptoms To Appear?
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Doctors normally say Fibro is triggered by some sort of trauma (mental, physical, emotional etc)....

If this is true, what events do you think triggered yours?

For me could have been a number of things;
-open heart surgery @ 4years old,
-separating Vertabrae in back @12
-eating disorder-anerexia/binging/purging (still on going)
-tearing stomach muscle @15
-car accident last year 1 month before being diagnosed.

There are many more but for me these are my top ones I think… read more

posted September 12, 2015
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A MyFibroTeam Member

It is said that Fibro could be triggered by a trauma. Finding out what could have caused yours is a guessing game, at best. There is no known cause of Fibro, after all. However, one thing I can say for darned sure is that Fibro is definitely prone to people who have high stress jobs, or live with a lot (and I mean excessive) unmanaged stress in their life. I have also noted that fibro seems to occur to a lot of type A personalities. Go getter, busy people, workaholics. It's no wonder to me that women have it more than men. We *must* learn to multi-task, especially as mothers.

posted September 13, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Long term unrecognized stress. My first symptoms appeared during my third pregnancy.

posted March 31, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

No question, the H1N1 flu shot the 1st year it was offered. I had a severe reaction with both extreme pain and loss of feeling. The thought of getting to hospital was inconceivable. I laid in place wondering if I'd remain alive. I did but the fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms were a clear result. Doctors have only poo pooed the association.

I've always been diligent about an annual flu shot. A large group of ancestors were hit by the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918. Had been thankful we have modern medicine. Unfortunately something in this dose was not good for me and was my primary trigger.

posted September 15, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have Scoliosis and had a spinal fusion at the age of 12, then hit by a car at 14, then Hep C at 35. 13 surgeries. I think that's enough to trigger Fibro. I'm was an active person, now at 59 I can hardly do anything. Im weak, I'm tired all the time, I'm overweight and can't lose. Plus going through menopause. YIKES!! must laugh daily!

posted March 12, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

100% Fibro came on after I was under extreme stress and my childhood had repeated trauma. So yes I believe trauma from childhood can cause Fibro. My sister also has Fibro.

posted November 7, 2019

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