Of course, there's several things that doctor's have tied to developing fibromyalgia, but there were 2 things that my Rheumatologist mentioned to me that I didn't have a clue about upping the chances of getting Fibro.
She asked me if I was premature. I was. I was born about 6 weeks early, weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces. She also asked me if I had bad growing pains growing up. Boy did I ever! I remember laying in bed, or on the floor at time, crying and rolling around with the pain in my legs and knees.
Dr. Gota said that the premature birth is looked at as a traumatic experience in life...which we've all heard how fibromyalgia can usually be traced back to a traumatic life event. I actually found this very interesting. I never would've thought of being born early, as a traumatic experience. I guess in a sense, this does make sense though.
I wasn't given the theory of how bad growing pains factor into fibromyalgia. To be honest, I didn't even think to ask. I was too busy with my mind turning, trying to process all I was being told. Is this maybe an indication that I had fibro from an early childhood age? Maybe since birth? All my life, I've felt that something was wrong with me. Even though I was in band, and a cheerleader, I still always felt that I didn't have the energy that I should have. Even my mother would make comments to me such as "you're too young to be tired all the time, and have all these aches and pains you complain about". If so, it's definately progressed and gotten worse over the years. Hmmm....something to ponder, I guess.