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Studies suggest that FM has a familial component. How has FM affected your family?

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    • Chesbro99

      617d

      I've always had "growing pains" and they just said oh she probably arthritis. Even though my mother had fibro. It took till I was 20 before my doctor finally said it. I definitely think I got it from her and have had it my whole life

    • Chesbro99

      617d

      I've always had "growing pains" and they just said oh she probably arthritis. Even though my mother had fibro. It took till I was 20 before my doctor finally said it. I definitely think I got it from her and have had it my whole life

    • cardeg

      677d

      I've had fibro for 27 years...my mom used to call me just lazy....until she started with pain in her arms...her Dr told her she had fibro...for years she had IBS and sleep issues. When she was given elavil her sleep and IBS corrected...those were her fibro symptoms...she doesn't call me lazy anymore...

    • GothicButterfly

      919d

      I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia bout 8 yrs ago anthen my mom was told last yrshe has it. But momtold me i was always sick asa child an parents used to tease me i would sleep my life away but 6 yrs ago found out i have Narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Thats a good reson now

    • Ginger

      919d

      My Mom was never diagnosed but I know she had Fibro. I was in my sixties before being diagnosed.

    • Raven76

      920d

      I have fibro ,so does my 2 older sisters as well as my mother.

    • horselover1937

      923d

      I have fibromyalgia so does my daughter and her son

    • Chi

      926d

      My mom has it and I was diagnosed a couple years later.

    • Cindy33

      929d

      I'm the first In my family with fibromyalgia. But as Quinee said I also think it's because the awareness has risen only in the last decade. I remember that my grandmother had chronic pain, maybe now she would have been diagnosed with FM.

    • Quinee

      930d

      Although I am the only one in my family who is diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I recognize very similar characteristics in my mother and her sister .. I think in recent years awareness has risen about the disease so more of us are diagnosed compared to the previous generation who simply came to terms with chronic pain without a medical 'title' …

    • Lora

      930d

      My mom had chronic pain but she was never diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After I learned more about the disease and her manifestations I now think she also has fibromyalgia but she said it doesn't matter to her what the diagnosis is since it won't really help how she feels.

    • hammy1217

      932d

      My grandmother was manic depressive and experienced episodes where "I hurt all over and I'm too tired to care". My mom had a stroke in her 40s and was misdiagnosed with MS while pregnant. Has weird fatigue spells. The short time she was actually taking meds well she was on cymbalta and pleasant to be around. Too many similarities for me to ignore.

    • Lolita

      942d

      My mom has suffered from undiagnosed pain. I remember my entire childhood her laying in bed after having another severe pain episode.

    • Chargie

      944d

      My mother and sister also have chronic pain and many symptoms. Neither of them have been diagnosed though.

    • Nelly

      944d

      I am the first in my family to have fibromyalgia. Lucky me!

    • Clancy

      946d

      I know what you mean Fibrteacher1107... I had to take an early medical retirement from an excellent local government job because I was no longer reliable. I wouldn't have hired me!

    • Wally

      946d

      Both my sister and I have it

    • Fibroteacher1107

      947d

      I feel I’m unpredictable. One minute I’m all in to watch a movie. The next I have to lie down because of pain or exhausuo

    • Painsucks320

      949d

      I raised my now young adult children alone most their life, and having a mom living with fibromyalgia is something I wouldn’t know how it feels. My kid’s have definitely had to help out a lot more than most I assume.

    • Clancy

      950d

      My 20-something daughter is showing signs of Fibromyalgia. I wish I could spare her from a life of pain!

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