Some of the latest research indicates that fibromyalgia is a physical response to Post Traumatic Stress,which would suggest that fibromyalgia is brought on by trauma. Before I retired I worked as a social worker. I started a support group for people with fibromyalgia. Every person that attended had experience different types of trauma. Domestic violence, sexual abuse, car accident, repeat surgeries, one client had been shot 3 times by an ex husband. I think the research bears out what most of us already know. As a fellow sufferer I understand your pain and you have my sympathy.