Okay so I saw the other post on here asking people if they could pinpoint what started their FM. I did not know that an actual event could be responsible for FM. I'm wondering now about mine. I have a pretty strong feeling that it could have been triggered by some events that took place in 2002-2003. In August of 2002, I was drugged by a guy I had known since the 2nd grade and was raped by one of his friends that I went to high school with. A month later in Sept 2002, I lost my job. In Oct 2002, my boyfriend at the time decided to tell me he had cheated on me 3 times in our relationship - twice with paid escorts (we had been together 4 1/2 years at the time he told me). After a year of his heavy drinking and physical abuse that followed, we broke up in Sept 2003.
I guess I'm wondering if this develops more from a physical trauma or an emotional one. I guess I'm more inclined to think that it was probably the rape that triggered this because I haven't been the same since then.
Does this sound about right to anyone? I guess I'm just looking for a little insight to understand what's going on a little better. I know I have PTSD from the rape as well, if that matters.
Any thoughts or info would be appreciated.
Endometriosis since 2002 diagnosis via laparoscopy
5 laparoscopies for Endometriosis from 2002 - present
Anxiety since 2004
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2005
GERD since 2008
Fibromyalgia since 2008
Colonoscopy - 2008
Endoscopy (EGD) - 2008
Currently in Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor spasms. Also for lower back, hip & thigh muscular problems.
* Xanax for Anxiety
* Fish Oil Capsules
* Iron Pills
!!! At my wit's end with being "broken" !!!