I want to know if anyone else has read or heard their doctor state that you fibromyalgia is caused by something traumatic before the age of 12?
I have been told this was recent research, but not given a copy. The dr. is my pain specialist, and I believe him. I don't need to explain WHY but WHAT makes me believe this.
We lived in the same home for 32 years. I was moving and had a 3 week notice. I had lots of help, but cleaning 3400 sq. feet on 2 levels was very hard for I had a neck condition caused by a car wreck. I did great until the day of the move. We worked from 7:40 AM until after 11:00 and that was when I went to lunch with my husband and son for a sandwich. While there, the fibro attacked.......sleepiness, fatigue, rubbery legs.....the whole 9 yards.
I found a walk-in closet in the new house and laid down. I slept on this floor for 3 hours........so hard to believe, but when I reflect on childhood, we moved so much, and I attended 8 schools in 12 years. YES, it was real for me.
EPISODE 2: One night a conflict arose and I was yelled at loudly before bedtime. That night I wet the bed, just as I had until my teens (physician said it had to be emotional for it was not a physical impairment, when checked);
This yelling had reminded me of two caregivers I had grown up with, at differing times in my childhood who YELLED at me to get what they wanted me to understand, to do, or as punishment for ? - Sometimes I never knew.
EPISODE 3: Long ago, my husband and I bought a trailer to go camping. We were so excited. Beds for all of us, and it was a pull behind, 22 ft. long. The first night in the campground, I wet the bed. WHY? Well, I had to think long and hard, but then I recalled that when my mother left my dad for a party type lifestyle he did not want, we had moved into a trailer near my grandparents.........my dad would come at night sometimes and knock, crying out for my mother to come to the door. And she didn't.
EPISODE 4: This happened just last week. My neighbor has dogs, and I have a cat. Where we rent, we cannot have pets, but they allow my cat to live in a cage on a screened porch. My neighbor walked over one night when we were having dinner and growled at my cat. My husband went and took care of the discussion, but as I stood there, I was very frightened........it scared me that someone would try to intimidate my pet. The next day was fibroland.......alll day and night. WHY? I had about 5 dogs when I was little and they were all stolen or run over.
I didn't get a cat until I was 13, and this is what I wanted for a pet. I now have pet #4, and I have found the sweetest, most loving, playful cat and buddy.........and then someone tries to scare him? It hurt me just to hear it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Am I crazy, like half the drs. who do not believe in fibro? Let me know IF you have ever heard of this......NO, I do not mean a "PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPONENT" OF fibro.........I mean TRAUMA AS A CHILD which stays in your subconscious the rest of your life. Just email me: ***@****, if this is best.