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Blinky

793d

I'm the only one in my family with fibromyalgia. The most common way to get it other than genetic is to have a physically or psychologically traumatizing event. I can think of a couple medium-sized things that that could possibly be, but I don't have one BIG mega-trauma that I remember clearly and am ABSOLUTELY SURE caused it. For those of you who think it may have been caused by trauma, can you recall the actual event?

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    • Blinky

      789d

      @Kierstyn I think we're very similar. I developed it when I was 10, got my diagnosis when I was 16. My home environment is also very toxic. It's a yucky feeling when the people who are supposed to love and protect you give you lifelong pain instead, and even worse if they refuse to take responsibility and/or help you. :c

    • hmmmm

      790d

      i had a really stressful college class one fall semester and i would get migraines (i'd never had migraines before, only headaches) every time i did homework for that class. like have to stop what i was doing and go sit in a dark room with no noise. and then that december my neck pain started and then it was on and off and then it started getting worse and then it just progressed.

    • Kierstyn

      790d

      I developed fibromyalgia when I was 14 years old but wasn’t diagnosed until I was 23 years old. I remember having bad knee pain when I tried running in track. I grew up in a toxic environment which caused fibromyalgia. No one in my family has the same condition as me. I have most likely have the most health conditions out of my family.

      • Blinky

        789d

        @Kierstyn I think we're very similar. I developed it when I was 10, got my diagnosis when I was 16. My home environment is also very toxic. It's a yucky feeling when the people who are supposed to love and protect you give you lifelong pain instead, and even worse if they refuse to take responsibility and/or help you. :c

    • Hikerlady

      791d

      I had a very bad case of mononucleosis at 17. I was never the same after. I’ve read that it can lead to other autoimmune diseases. My mother also had mono and has fibromyalgia as well. So I’ve wondered if it was mono or hereditary or both.

      • Blinky

        790d

        @Hikerlady oh damn! I ended up getting mono at the end of last year and it made my already existing pain worse. O_o now I'm not so sure it'll get better. Don't share water bottles kids 🤧

    • ChunkyMonkey

      791d

      I can actually recall the exact event that probably caused my fibromyalgia. I was hit by a car when I was 15, and my mother left me by myself to recover and took my medicine and my crutches til I had to go back to school. Along with another mega traumatizing experience, but I don't wish to disclose that one.

    • Sonder0723

      791d

      I actually have PTSD but I don’t personally think (my doctors might disagree) that my trauma caused my fibro. I think that because my pain didn’t start with my trauma or even with the onset of my PTSD symptoms, it was a full year after my PTSD diagnosis when I got really sick with the flu. I just never really bounced back. But like I said, that’s just my personal theory.

      • Blinky

        791d

        @Sonder0723 man, okay! both people who have shared their events so far on this post have mentioned an illness that made it worse. i think mine was probably from long term stress. thank you for sharing!

    • Bubba_Jones

      792d

      It could also be from long term stress

      • Blinky

        791d

        @Bubba_Jones ope. okay. i got it from stress 💀

    • Nat_Nat

      793d

      I think it stems from some medical trauma for me. My immune system and nervous styles got really thrown off when I caught a fever/illness once and I've literally never been the same.

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