Hi all, I know the cause of fm is still something of a mystery, I've read theories about it being triggered by a single traumatic incident, a bacteria or a virus, it seems the theories are endless. This has got me to wondering how many of you think you know what caused yours? I believe I know exactly what caused mine, 8 years ago I separated from my husband and I started going on dates (as you do). To cut a long story short I'd been dating this guy a few weeks but it wasn't working for me but when I tried to finish it he turned on me completely. He ended up hitting me around the back of the head with such force I had whiplash and migraine for 2 weeks afterwards. Needless to say I never saw him again but the trauma of it caused stress and insomnia like I'd never known before. My health deteriorated daily from that moment on and for the first time in my life I felt unable to cope. My symptoms worsened and eventually I sought the help of my GP. My Dad has fm and arthritis so lucky for me because of the family history I was taken seriously straight away and referred to a rheumatologist. It's my personal theory that there is a genetic link with fm but that something then triggers it as in my case. I genuinely don't think that I would be suffering as I do now if it hadn't been for that incident. Similarly my Dad thinks his was triggered by a motorbike accident when he was younger. So I'd really love to hear your stories and your theories as to what caused yours - who knows there may be a common theme that emerges. x
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