Injuries sustained in an accident is enough to trigger FM. Carpel tunnel syndrome or any other kind of repetitive strain injury, a slip or fall, serious infection, surgery or diabetes can also ultimately cause FM. Often, women develop it after pregnancy.
According to studies, if one has been sexually or physically abused, he or she may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia symptoms. Fibromyalgia can also develop when one loses a loved one.