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Jacqueline R W
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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
So This might be a stupid Question To ask but I really dont know that answer.. So I have read that many of you got fibro by a trama or by a car crash or by giving child birth.. Like is that true because if it is Then i really dont know if I have Fibro then. Because looking back im only 19 and I didnt get in a car crash and no one died in my family and Im too Young to have a baby.. So I wonder what Caused me To get Fibro then.. I always was very active in playing sports. Sure when i was younger i fell a lot and broke my arm and foot but who didnt when they were younger.. So I started having problem when i was Like 11 or 12  and they said i had fibro they found it like 4 years later.. So what Is the cause for me to have this??? I really dont know.. 

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Jackie, I got fibro when I was 28. It just started. No accident or anything. It was a year after my son was born, so I don't think that started it either. There really are not very many answers when it comes to fibro. Diane
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Jackie, I was watching television when it hit me 21 years ago.  I hadn't been in an accident either.  Some things can trigger it but it doesn't always happen that way.  Make sure your doctor runs tests to rule out other illnesses.  By having that done, along with a tender point test, is how the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given.
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   Posted 10/22/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had symptoms of fibro for my entire life (as far back as age 3) that I can remember. I wasn't diagnosed until about four years ago at age 53. Scientists are beginning to believe it may be some form of infection of our cells by a type of micro bacteria that actually get inside our white blood cells. Another school of thought believes that it may be some type of retro or stealth virus... Whatever the cause, right now all we can do is try to help the symptoms and KOKO! (Keep on keepin' on!)
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   Posted 10/23/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   


  I feel the same way too. I am 23, and I feel soo young as well. I am finding that many people are much older than I am and many more people have had a much more tramatic thing happen to them than I have. Nothing has happened to me, but yet I have EVERY SINGLE SYMPTOM of FIBRO that exists it seems like and have for a long time, and have been through every test and nothing else is wrong with me. I am getting so fed up with tests and doctors, and fibro is the only thing that seems to be the right track for me, and this is what seems to be the best "fit." And this last doctor I went to has made the most sense to me. So, I am like to latter responses, I dont think you have to have trauma done, I just think in some cases, it has happened.


Terrie B
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   Posted 10/23/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I began to have the symptoms that prompted me to seek medical attention about three months ago. I have had many other symptoms (that I didn't realize were associated with fibro) for a few years. I had a hysterectomy four years ago, which was about four months after losing my mother after she unexpectedly got sick and she passed away. I injured my back while working eleven years ago. Any of things could have got the ball rolling... I just don't know. I try to think about different things that I have done and that has happened to me, wondering if it could be what brought it all on.

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   Posted 10/24/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Same here, I have had stuff happen to me, that I haven't thought to tell the doctor, that I didn't think would have brought something like this on, but once I did tell her, that is when we figured it all out...


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   Posted 10/24/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't pinpoint what started my fibro either. Maybe it it was my first C-section, but it only started about 6 mths after dd was born, so I don't think so.

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