-- Question: What Factors Might Increase My Risk Of Developing Fibromyalgia?
Answer: Fibromyalgia can, but is not always, the result of some sort of trauma like a traffic accident, a disease, or surgery. However, more recent studies on twins indicate that there is some genetic predisposition to getting fibromyalgia. About nine times as many women as men develop fibromyalgia, and it's also increased by stress. So, if you're a woman between the ages of 20 and 50, and have someone in your family with fibromyalgia, you're at increased risk.