I was wondering how many of you believe fibromyalgia was primarily triggered by trauma or anxiety disorder? I know I have had many episodes of trauma in my life, and the real ringer was after teaching inner city students in Chicago. Saw, heard, and was the victim of many forms of emotional, mental, and even physical abuse while there. I still have nocturnal panic attacks involving many of those episodes. Looking into getting help for PTSD now. Thanks.
Definitely agree that physical or mental trauma or abuse is the cause of fibro!!
I think it can cause fibro. In my case I have had anxiety for years before diagnosis. I had that under control. Then the big whammy was had falling out with oldest daughter she decided not to speak to me for a year this was very! very devastating for me. I could not believe she did this to me we were very close and she is the mother of my only grandson who was about 18 at the time. He also stopped talking to me for 3 months was taking his mom's side. This also involved my youngest daughter on the opposing side. For a year I didn't do anything got very depressed. Which made me start having back pain. I could on. Then almost two years ago had shingles. Had terrible nerve pain. Since then have had fibro pain which as we know is completely different. So much for my story I could go on and on. Yes I think that trauma, anxiety, and an illness (shingles). Sorry was going on and on
I think they are . I have panic disorder with GAD as well as PTSD
I don't think a link has been confirmed, but some doctors I've seen over the past two years stated it can be related. I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and PTSD related to complex trauma.
It would be nice if they could confirm this theory.