An article came out this week http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/9/2.... It speculates fibro is caused by childhood trauma. The doctors speculate that it is a "third type of pain". What do you think?
After reading the other responses, I have to agree that stress and trauma as well as childhood experiences are a factor in diagnosing fibro. What I take issue with is that we would forget a car accident with neck trauma and that is the explanation for having fibro.
I agree with you- it is concerning every time I talk to someone about fibro. They dismiss us as mentally ill hypocondriacs. I do think there is some legit concerns though that abuse does negatively impact out bodies, minds and souls. It would be awesome if medicine could consider this legitimately in the research without dismissing it as a garbage can reason. Medicine is messed up!
I read the article and found it to be dismissive of real fibromyalgia patients. It is for the "non-believing" physicians to understand and try to assign some kind of childhood trauma as a reason for fibro. It even says that fibro patients typically have a history of neck pain and that it probably can be attributed to a forgotten car accident with earlier trauma to the neck and the pain is recurring from that situation. I think it is the medical community who don't believe there is any such thing as fibro trying to affix "real" symptoms to fibro patients in an effort to assign and believe that they can treat these patients. I was personally offended by their insinuations and found the entire article to be full of BS which I have found that drs who choose not to understand fibro are also full of. Sorry for the rant.....just saying they are full of s---.
I think this is true, stress can cause many things and each person deals with trauma and stress differently. I was tormented and made fun of because of my height - but then my doctor says that my rapid growth spurts caused lack of oxygen to my growing muscles, so theres that.
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