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sexual abuse causes fibromyalgia?
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topa - August 25

I have suffered from F for 10 years now. No one has been able to help me. The last neurologist I saw told me fibromyalgia was caused by being sexually molested as a child. The patient's brain buries the traumatic incidents and later shows up as pain in the body. Has anyone ever heard of this????? I personally feel this guy may need some professional help himself.

 

No name - August 25

Well, I can see where he may be part "right" and part "wrong". I personally believe along the same lines that our human body will most of the time alert us to our mental/emotional anguish as a result of something that may have happened in our lifes that was very traumatic or stressfuf. However, I don't feel or think that it comes just from sexual abuse.
Think of it like this... if you at this very moment experienced something so traumatic or stressful that caused you tense up and not be able to relax; then by the time you were twenty years or so older, of course your body would be 'rigid', but it would be that way DUE TO the PRIMARY problem of the 'trauma' or 'stress'. I hope that makes some sense?

 

topa - August 25

To No Name: Yes, what you explained makes sense. However,I don't think I made it clear that I was never sexually molested. I have never had flashbacks or any behavior indicating abuse. Also, I have seen several phsyciatrists/therapists to be evaluated for depression and/or mental disorders or problems because my primary care physician does not believe fibromyalgia exists. All evaluations done were conclusive that there was no mental disorder or signs of depression. Certainly, IF I was a victim, this would have reared it's ugly head by now - time, age, therapy sessions, or even some memory of my own.

 

No name - August 25

Hi Topa... yeah, I agree. I think if something like this had happened to you, you would be the FIRST to know it. Many though that suffer with Fibromyalgia suffer with Depression and Anxiety. I think Depression and Anxiety can bring on FM, and the other way around. Goodness knows that a person that feels tired and remains in pain for long periods is bound to get depressed over time. My hope is that we find a way to bring the mind, body and spirit together truly as a whole unit and in doing so, be made not only well, but completely healed. May you be blessed and thank you for this topic. I find it most interesting.

 

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