“Why do we have Fibromyalgia?”

Pain/Fibro, Childhood/Adult PTSD, Depression, Anxiety…
Here is the short version, for most of us…
When we are quite young and have traumatic events occur in our lives, our brains are still developing at that point. So anything like physical/mental/sexual abuse, surgeries, accidents, etc., causes a change in the way our brain develops. Once altered, it is unable to function normally as it should. So we are often left with ongoing issues like childhood/adult PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and Fibro; and for some of us, much more.
Me: at around 3 or 4yrs old, I’m guessing… about the time my abuse began.
We go through life after that, often questioning and/or blaming ourselves for everything that we go through or that happens to us. In reality, we are left to feel inadequate because of the traumas we’ve endured through no fault of our own. But because this has all been SO misunderstood, we took it ALL on ALONE, in most cases; which comes with its own set of guilt rendering issues. Those around us can not ever truly understand what that is like. We can only hope that they will empathize with and love us for who WE ARE, not what illnesses we have.

Love yourself first. The rest will fall into place.
Because of all that we’ve been through…
I know that you are stronger and more loving for it! It is people like us that make our former selves (others now going through what we have) feel less alone, understood, and loved because we have truly been where they are.
*This post was inspired by a conversation I just had with a fellow Fibro Warrior named Rosa Elena. I love it when someone asks the questions that inspire me to write posts like this. Thank you!
You are not alone! Love you all 💜💋MJ
*This is what I’ve discovered and purely my opinion, after tireless researching, medical articles, medical videos, as well as my own questions proposed to others in my FIBRO groups.
*I neglected to add this when I originally wrote my blog, and it is important that I do. That is, a trauma in any form; physical, mental, viral, can happen to you at any time in your life, and cause this illness. The younger you are (5yrs old or younger if I’m not mistaken), the more issues you will likely have to endure. If you have a family member that has Fibro, it’s more likely that a trauma you suffer may cause you to also have Fibro. Examples: A car accident, having a baby whether naturally or by c-section, having a bad viral infection, an accident that caused damage to any part of your body, losing a loved one, loss of a job that caused you to lose or almost lose everything else, verbal abuse, physical abuse, molestation, rape; these are all types of trauma, and I believe it is the trauma that originates the symptoms. Doctors need to look deeper, into our Brians and Spines (Vagus Nerve), because most of the damage we endure is effected by those two areas, and because they are connected to every tissue/organ from our skin inward, it is where I think the key to our illness lies. And I will search tirelessly to find it, even if my own body has to be the guinea pig. If you’ve suffered any of these types of trauma and need help, talk to your Dr and see a therapist. I know not everyone cares for that idea, but talking about what you’ve been through can help if you allow them to, and most of all, be completely honest with them. They need the truth to help you heal. 🦋

The purple haired FIBRO WARRIOR

Author: FIBRO WARRIOR, My New Normal

Hello, I'm MJ the purple haired Fibro Warrior. I am a Podcast Host, Facebook Admin, Blogger, and Vlogger for 'FIBRO WARRIOR, My New Normal' My producers and I are here to help spread Fibromyalgia Awareness and information to you, as well as to those around us. I have had Fibromyalgia nearly my entire life, so I have a lot to share and say on the subject. Please join me in this journey, by allowing me to share your journeys, and simply by following, reading, liking and sharing my blogs/podcasts/vlogs so that we may reach others as well. All of which can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FIBROWarriorMNN/ You are not alone... and neither am I! Love you all 💜💋MJ

7 thoughts on ““Why do we have Fibromyalgia?””

  1. This is a truly sad but heart warming post. I have to caution that the reason for fibromyalgia is still a mystery, and if you have experienced child hood trauma – please seek help. We do not understand why it happened, how it happens, and as you said we end up going through it all alone. Childhood trauma, abuse, neglet does not neccessarily cause fibromyalgia but can darn well contribute to it for absolute certain! I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t let the fibromyalgia diagnsis circumvent from you realizing you are a survivor of that trauma! YOU ARE A SURVIVOR! My fibro was caused by one traumatic event, a car accident, up until then I had no chronic pain issues. But I do have trauma in my past … we are all so very different! Thanks again for the post, I am jumping off my soapbox now. ‘Jumping’ and now I’m off! xxoo~K.


    1. Hi Kim darling! I love you, and always welcome your comnents!!! 💜

      It’s actually the case, about 90% of the time. I’m not saying it’s only for this reason, but it is a huge piece of the puzzle for sure! I’ve been tirelessly doing research, reading medical articles and watching medical videos, as well as asking my own questions on FIBRO pages, to get a feel for what my fellow Fibro Warriors have been through. And this is absolutely the most prevalent causation that I’ve come across. Of course you can get Fibro in your later years, but I think that… And this is purely opinion… that if you have had trauma of any kind as a child, you are more likely to get Fibro from an accident at a later time in life. The earlier trauma, leaves our brains undeveloped, which means we are more open to nerve disorders from tragic accidents, etc., later in our lives. It could be something singular that happened, and we don’t even recall it, but it has left an “imprint” so to speak, on our brains. So, My though process is this… we are wired differently, whether we are aware of it or not, and just one incident, could bring about our lovely “friend” Fibromyalgia.
      Love and hugs 💜💋MJ

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      1. It is a good theory, and I am sure you are researching as I know you are very thorough. I wasn’t saying that wasn’t the case. I was trying to express being gentle with yourself as you acknowledge and take care of those childhood traumas you experienced, don’t brush them off. And never forget how strong you are… you are very strong! XOXO~Kim


      2. Aww, thank you Kim. I’m actually in a very good place with myself right now. But, that’s not always the case, as you know. You are so strong as well, and I’m so happy to be surrounded with such amazing women and men, during this journey! I always appreciate your wisdom, as I learn new things each day 💜💋MJ

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