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wouldyakindly

710d

since fibromyalgia can have multiple root causes, do you think yours comes from any specific one? aside from physical health and genetics I can really believe trauma has also done such a number on my health it just adds to flare ups from fibro too.

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    • kingseijuro

      702d

      I've been hit by cars and I was physically abused, I had no symptoms until then, so mine was definitely from trauma. I have always wondered though of genetically maybe I was more vulnerable to it? according to my rheumatologist there are a lot of "versions" of fibro. they all feel the same in terms of symptoms, just have different causes.

    • kingseijuro

      702d

      I've been hit by cars and I was physically abused, I had no symptoms until then, so mine was definitely from trauma. I have always wondered though of genetically maybe I was more vulnerable to it? according to my rheumatologist there are a lot of "versions" of fibro. they all feel the same in terms of symptoms, just have different causes.

    • Kell

      707d

      Yes I do believe that trauma has a lot to do with it. But I’m pretty sure mine came from my back issues.

    • lparris

      709d

      mine is genetic, but i feel like my tonsils have something to do with the flares! mine always swell, and that’s when i get the soreness.

    • CaGoddess

      709d

      I agree with your theory of fibromyalgia being associated with trauma. The way it was explained to me is that because the constant fear reaction cycle is engaged it causes our central nervous system to become over active... like a domino effect.

    • ZappyRacc

      709d

      I've experienced two different periods in my life which I go between when thinking of when my fibro started. The original onset of constant fatigue and regular chronic pain was shortly following a stay in a mental hospital, then H1N1 (it was the year swine flu was big,) which snowballed into an ear infection so severe I have permanent hearing loss from nerve damage, pink eye, and finally mono. It was like when I got mono, it just never went away. I was tired and achy all the time. When I went off to college, I got more sunlight and fresh air, more exercise, better and more frequent meals, and a good support system for the first time in my life. Aside from when I injured my back (an injury which haunts me to this day,) most of my fatigue and pain weren't as severe then. Honestly, I got close enough to remission that I chalked up whatever symptoms remained to either my testosterone from transitioning (what teenager doesn't need a lot of sleep?) and my depression and anxiety (C-PTSD means I'll probably always have demons to battle.) Things were still ok for awhile after college, too. But then two years ago I got COVID and everything changed. The isolation triggered a worsening of my PTSD symptoms, some of the meds I tried made everything so much worse, and by the time I managed to start getting a handle on my mental health, I realized it was actually physical illness and my intense denial that I was sick which led to me losing 3 jobs from not being well enough to put in the work. Symptoms continued going downhill even as I've been trying to find answers. And the desperation of having no income has not done my symptoms any favors. So, it's hard for me to say if my fibro was triggered by infection or by stress/emotional trauma, but I'd say it's one of those.

    • Gidgetmom

      709d

      It's hard to know but I know mine started not long after I suffered a major trauma in my life. I've never been the same. I have CPTSD. I also have childhood traumas and repressed emotions.

    • QuestionQueen

      709d

      When I went to the Mayo Clinic they mentioned that a lot of people start having fibromyalgia pain a year to a year and a half after major events or trauma. I lost almost all my vision, my dad died in an accident, my father in law died and my mother died, all within a year of each other. All my life I’ve tended to stuff down stress and forge ahead. I think that year of stressors one after another is a real factor.

    • Jenn42Abel

      710d

      I'm pretty sure trauma plays a part on my health as well.

    • Bugaboo

      710d

      Mine (along with some other problems I suffer from) is probably 90% trauma and repressed emotions. I am in a few very intense therapies and the more I heal those traumas and repressed emotions and memories, the lighter I feel with all of my conditions including fibromyalgia.

    • shamprock

      710d

      I think mine has a trauma element to it. My mom has it, too. I don't have a specific root cause that I know of...

    • JustRachelle

      710d

      Idk where mine come from.. It’s a complete mystery to me..

    • LeeLee1913

      710d

      I’ve been researching candida and inflammation

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