I was wondering how many people had some type of traumatic injuries before they were diagnosed?
I heard that could cause Fibro.
@A MyFibroTeam Member It doesn't have to be a traumatic injury. It can come from emotional stress. Mine started with a bad marriage and divorce. Have you had a loss of a loved one that you had a hard time getting over, a bad breakup you couldn't deal with, parents divorce, a bad job that caused emotional stress. If you think and find something you had trouble getting out of or trouble going through the mourning process over, you might find your first trigger.
One of the first people I met with fibro had a daughter in a bad car accident. She survived it, but not without a life long back injury. My friend had to be the family rock and it took a bad toll on her. That was her trigger. So it may not be something you had, but something you had to deal with.
@A MyFibroTeam Member Yes, that absolutely could be what brought your fibro on.
My doctor told me that we already have fibro, it is usually just dormant until that traumatic experience happens. Some people get it genetically too. And it is not always something traumatic in your life. But more often than not it is. And everyone is different. I have an aunt that can walk and take supplements and she hardly ever has a flare. Then there is me, I can't always walk. Some days it causes a flare and I am lucky to get back in the house and climb into bed. I often get foot injuries from walking too. And I keep going through new traumatic events that just worsens my FM. My cancer treatments have pretty much turn me into a walking and talking flare.
Car wreck's and falling down stairs more than once.
@A MyFibroTeam Member yours is probably just hereditary. The trauma is really just a trigger that makes it show it's ugly face. And it is the more common way it shows up. But not everyone has some sort of trauma. If you were already a nurse when you were diagnosed it could have been your trigger since it is often a high stress job. Mine was triggered by trauma and made worse by more trauma, but mine is also likely hereditary from my mother's side of the family.
I'm not really sure. It can be from a lack of oxygen for a little too long and I had a c-sec w/ my 2nd son and problems w/anesthesia. I also had Gastric bypass surgery in 2000 which was a long surgery. I've slammed my head against the car door frame as have most other ppl and I was a nurse for over 30+ yrs and could have come by this Fibrocrap virally. BUT...I'm almost 53 and have had this since my late 20's before they even had a name for it. Back then it was Polymyalgia AND my sister who worked from home was diagnosed with it a few yrs ago.Shes going to be 44 in July. HER daughter who just turned 18 was diagnosed last yr with it. I have an Aunt and cousin that also have it. We think that my sweet Grandmother had it as well as she complained of "rheumatism" in her hands, arms, neck, and shoulders. All on my Daddy's side. Not all of us experienced trauma but we've all experienced extreme stress so...idk!!