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Is Fibromyalgia Connected To Childhood Trauma??

Is Fibromyalgia Connected To Childhood Trauma??

Just wondering if scientifically, that childhood trauma is linked to fibromyalgia and adulthood. Thank you

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've heard that it can be, fibromyalgia is strongly linked to stress and while being screened for fibromyalgia one of the questions asked was if I have PTSD, which I do. Trauma can rewrite your brain and constantly being on guard can cause your body/brain to think that it's always in pain to the point where it can actually cause chronic pain.

posted 22 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi

Mine it is genetic because my brother also has it, my grandpa and great grand mother. Also a cousin. All of them from my mother’s family. I found an article from Harvard that explain about Fibromyalgia related to immune system….
Which I believe. They say it is genetically transferred. If you need more info ? Let me know. 💖

posted about 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was emotionally and physically abused as a child growing up. After my marriage, I was abused during that. Finally, I had a breakdown during my divorce. Then a few years later I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My psychiatrist told me that all the emotional and physical abuse ledme to get the fibromyalgia diagnosis. He said my body broke down because of it. So yes, I think abuse and trauma can lead to fibromyalgia

posted 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member @A MyFibroTeam Member
The following article is from JCI.org "THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION" for me it has more credibility than Harvard because the articles are more extensive and accessible.
https://www.jci.org/articles/view/150382
-This is shorter. :)

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Oh scientifically speaking, sorry, yes I do believe they've found that there are many patients that did suffer childhood trauma, some studies focusing in on sexual abuse specifically...altho that is just one form of trauma out of many that could have been a factor -- and I guess maybe its considered a correlation and not a direct cause, because not everyone who has suffered childhood trauma WILL get fibro ykwim? But so it could be any kind of traumatic event in ones life i.e. car accident, surgery, bad breakup, surviving a death...but then some ppl develop w/o having any obvious trigger - so trauma isn't the only reason - they think genetics may play a part, and having other conditions might spur it on, I think... like I just read that even having insomnia could maybe be more than a symptom, it could actually be what causes it in some cases...it weakens you and leaves you susceptible to pain that you might not normally be affected by so if you're chronically sleep deprived FM could manifest...
But bottom line is they still don't know, its all a guessing game, they're still stabbing in the dark until more research takes place -- which at least I think FM Drs and patients are hopeful could be happening now, that is, sooner rather than later, all due to the similarities of thousands suffering now from "Long Covid."

posted 2 months ago
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