Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that causes widespread aching, stiffness and burning pain that spreads to other local areas of the body.
The symptoms, though severe, are often so generalized that it can take up to 5 years  for a doctor to properly diagnosis the condition.
On your next visit, share this list of 10 causes of fibromyalgia with your doctor. It just may help expedite the treatment process. After all, the sooner you’re diagnosed, the sooner you can get the proper treatment you need to alleviate your pain.
According to research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the development of fibromyalgia has been linked to incidents of post-traumatic stress disorder . If you have suffered from PTSD, or are currently experiencing symptoms, talk to your doctor right away.
2. Autoimmune Diseases
Fibromyalgia is in the family of rheumatoid conditions, but it is not an autoimmune disease, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . However, people with rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease, can be more susceptible to developing fibromyalgia.
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Specific genetic mutations can make us more prone to developing fibromyalgia. So, if your family’s medical history includes fibromyalgia, or people with symptoms of the condition, tell your doctor.
Some illnesses can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. Let your doctor know about any infections or other physical ailments you may have experienced that you have not previously shared with him.