Although there is no proof of what actually causes Fibromyalgia. There are a number of theories and speculations which may trigger it off.
Firstly, stress,they say that if you suffer stress for a prolonged length of time then you cannot function normally and over a long period it can weaken the bodies immune system.
Depression they found only affected about 30% of Fibromyalgia sufferers but could be another trigger.
Chronic Fatigue is another possible factor and I have read on a number of occasions how people who suffered from acute Glandular Fever as a child or early teens then went on to develop Chronic Fatigue which could then develop into Fibromyalgia.
Apparently almost ALL who suffer from Fibromyalgia have some type of sleep disorder.
Growth Hormone Deficiency has also been listed as a possible trigger as has low levels of magnesium, phosphate and oxygen. High levels of those three means that the body can continue healthy cell respiration and the production of biological energy which if you withdraw these elements can result in fatigue and depression.
Serotonin which is a chemical in the brain which helps with anxiety, depression and anger has also been shown to be lower than normal in Fibromyalgia sufferers.
Finally the inheritance factor is being mentioned more and more as a trigger for Fibromyalgia. Back in my Mum’s Day (1960’s) she suffered a lot with what they then called Fibrositis and would be quite debilitated by it and unable to even get out of bed so I can’t help but believe that it could also be a trigger.
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