- Sep 1, 2017
Hi Flannery, and welcome to the forum.
the thing with FM is that no one knows what the actual causes of it are. the doctors don't know, the researchers don't know, and no one here knows. That's the whole crux of fibromyalgia. They don't know.
The good news is that you don't need to know the whys and the causes. In fact, I suggest that you not spend very much time or energy trying to find that out because you will not be likely to find anything, and your time and energy can be better spent working to manage your symptoms as best you can so that you can have a good life within your limitations.
I suggest you read the post I wrote full of advice on doing this. Several people have said it was helpful to them, and I hope it is for you.
I am not a doctor or anything, just a person who has lived with fibromyalgia for several years now and has done a lot of research and trial and error experimentation. What follows is just basics. There are a lot of variations. You will find your own versions of everything I say, as this is not a...www.fibromyalgiaforums.org
I mirror this thought. Even the experts don't have a clear understanding of the whys, so all we can do is manage it as well as we can. Live a happy life in spite of the illness. Sometimes, it's lighter when we just stop trying to understand complicated things and simply accept and deal with as much grace as we can.