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… read more
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.
Long term unrecognized stress. My first symptoms appeared during my third pregnancy.
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.
If only researchers could gather everyone’s info of all these points and narrow it down with real live research from real Fibro patients.
I had a traumatic childhood, my dad physically abused my mom and both were alcoholics. So that’s one link, another is having Epstein-Barr (mono) when I was round 16-17. Then there is being put in a very stressful situation. Then after a few years of fibromyalgia I had to have a neck dissection for a rare cancer and my fibromyalgia got extensively worse and no longer had good days they are all consistently bad pain days. So is it one thing? A combination of things? My belief is that it is progressive. I have so many worse symptoms than I did at the beginning of my journey. I am trying ULDN (ultra low dose naltrexone which helped in the beginning). There is also LDN 4.5 mg. for those who do not take opioids for their pain. There is also micro dosing. I have started on ketamine and the hope is the higher I go up on both of those the lower I can go on opioids. There is one thing, I can not function physically without opioids. I know there is such controversy but if I did not have them to take the edge off (I still have a great deal of pain with but without it is unbearable). So until there is a cure or a better solution this is what I need to do.