Hi everyone! I've been reading up on FM and CFS alot since I made my first post. I still don't know if I have FM, but as I said before my mom does and I'm going soon to her DR. My question now is I've read that it can be brought on by something like a physical or emotional injury. Whether yourself were in a car accident or the loss of a loved one. I've had sore achey legs all my life. When I was a child my mom said it was growing pains then thought it was arthritis. I've had aches and pains throughout my body for a while now, but can't help but wonder if the reason why I'm more sore and tired is because of a car accident my father had. About 1 1/2 years ago I was working one day and my father had a job working construction about 1 mile up the road from me. We usually got done around the same time. Well one day I was headed to daycare to pick up my 3 children when I came onto his accident. He was traveling on the interstate about 75mph when he had a seizure. He's epileptic. He was partially ejected from his truck. I got to the site just seconds after they got him out. He spent 6 days at our local hospital and then finally transferred to a better hospital about 1 hour away. He had alot of injuries. He spent a total of 6 weeks in the hospital. This was very stressful for me not only did I have a father in the hospital (not knowing if he was going to make it or not) I had an 8 hour day job and 3 kids to take care of and also my grandmother(his mother) which they live together. She couldn't be left alone. I ended up losing alot of weight and eventually, 2 days before he was to come home from the hospital, I had and anxiety attack that brought on a hyperventilation attack. My oldest daughter who was 8 1/2 at the time had to call my sister-in-law to come and pick us up at the hairdresser to bring me to the hospital. After alot of Dr. visits and 2 Dr.s to see what was wrong with me I was told I had post traumatic stress disorder and was put on clonazepam. That has helped with the anxiety but I have the aches and pains. Sorry this is a long post...just wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience. Thank you!