Doctors normally say Fibro is 'caused' by trauma. What do you think triggered your symptoms to appear?

Doctors normally say Fibro is 'caused' by trauma. What do you think triggered your symptoms to appear?

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)
-endometriosis
-tearing stomach muscle @15
-car accident last year 1 month before being… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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 about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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

posted 7 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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 about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Mine started after having a Migraine for a week. As soon as it broke I woke up with a painful thumb, weird. By the end of the week it had worked its way all around my body. I also had a traumatic childhood.

posted 8 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I think I had it from a very early age. I did suffer an extremely high fever when I was an infant. It seemed like while growing up, everything hurt me while it didn't bother anyone else. Also, clinical depression hit me in my teens, and I had extreme anxiety growing up. I was never comfortable in a bra. A Social Security doctor diagnosed me!

posted 8 months ago
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