What Increases Your Risk
Certain things may make you more likely to have fibromyalgia. Things that increase your risk (risk factors) include:
- Being female.
- Having certain health problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Reference Lyme disease Opens New Window, Reference mononucleosis Opens New Window, or depression.
- Having been through a traumatic event (such as a car accident).
- Having a family history of fibromyalgia.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology