Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
A recent study suggests that, contrary to received wisdom, most FM patients cannot identify a precipitating factor that kicks off their illness. About 25% of people with FM could identify a single stressful event but most couldn't.
How did your fibromyalgia start for you? Did it appear to be triggered by anything (accident, infection, surgery, pregnancy, emotional stressor?) or did it occur out of the blue? Were you under more stress than usual at the time or were things going along normally?