When I was 6 yrs. (1967) old I went in for a tonsilectomy due to constant strep throat. They gave me Ether and curarie to put me asleep for the operation. My temperature went up to 105-106 and my heart stopped. Luckily, a off-duty doc. was walking down the hall that had been researching Malignant Hyperthermia's and he was called in to help. He got my heart started again and he immediatley packed me in a big thing of ice. That saved my life. I was in ICU for 3 days and I was hooked up to this machine that kept me alive and monitored my responses. My urine was black the whole time they said. I wonder if this might have caused the Fibro since they say trauma at a young age can cause it? I was just wondering since all this has come on me lately. I have always been very hot natured until the last year when this really hit hard. Thank you for your response!!! Pamela P.S. The malignant hyperthermia thing so far has not been identified on either side of my family either except MAYBE someone on my dad's side but he could not be sure of this.