My mother had fibrositis in the early 50's to mid 60's She was under alot of stress and abuse from my dad. When he left her fibro left as well. Then a month or more ago, she was having medical test done. She started losing her footing, not steady. Nerves or fibro still there? My aunt developed fibro about 25 years ago. She had fallen off a horse before that, but she says her fibro developed because of lack of thyroid hormone. I developed fibro in 1998 after strep throat, and stress from new job,plus car accident that I walked away from. Month down the road my feet and hands went numb, and everything else started happening. Is there any family testing being done for fibro research that anyone knows about?