Anyone ever wondered if psychological trauma and stress are strongly linked to fibromyalgia? My family and I have had the most awful news a week ago and my symptoms are a lot worse. My uncle who lives in South Africa was killed by intruders in his home during the night last Thursday. My poor dad has had to get himself off to the funeral over there and is in pieces over this. I am supporting him as much as I can but it's been incredibly hard. I certainly don't want to play the violins here but our family have had more than their fair share of bad times. I did read that psychological trauma is thought to be one of the reasons why fibromyalgia takes hold. What are your views on this?