Traumatic Experiences that Can Lead to Fibromyalgia
The traumatic experiences that are usually correlated with fibromyalgia are the following:
- Certain types of viruses like Hepatitis C and HIV
- Childhood separation from parents that lasts more than six months.
- Emotional Trauma
- Living through a war.
Linking Trauma to Relief
For some patients, knowing the traumatic triggers of their fibromyalgia can lead to a hope of relief. For instance, a patient who has had a traumatic experience of almost getting hit by a vehicle would often complain of body pains that seem to be coming from forearms and femurs. The pain would radiate through his bones, yet no doctor could explain rationally how the experience could lead to this pain. After a year however, the patient received a diagnosis.