Fibromyalgia Genetics

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by znewby, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. znewby

    znewby Member

    I was reading an article that said that studying 40 families that had fibromyalgia, they found it was "highly prevalent" in the families. Are you an isolated case in your family or would you say there are others in your family that have it? Of the females what percentage appear to have it?
  2. findmind

    findmind New Member

    My mother suffered for 30 long, painful, undiagnosed years.

    I got it at age 47.

  3. andreake

    andreake New Member

    I suspect my maternal Grandmother had it as well.
  4. Debdelo

    Debdelo New Member

    My Dad has it (64), I'm 39. We go to the gym together...
  5. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    I'm the only one in my family.
  6. kat-E

    kat-E New Member

    Dad, his mother, me, dad's sisters child and her son that we are aware of... another cousin on Dad's dads side, but hers may be Myofascial pain syndrome
  7. jaba520

    jaba520 New Member

    It is just me in my family. My mothe might have it but hates going to doctors so she will probably stay undiagnosed.
  8. layla1954

    layla1954 New Member

    I have it, and my mom, and we're pretty sure now that my maternal grandmother had it too... people just thought Grandma was a hypochrondriac but looking back now she had many of the same symptoms as Mom and me. Both my adult sons have had IBS and myofascial pain, but I'm hoping they'll take good care of themselves so they won't develop any other symptoms