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I'm in my 30's & have Fibromyalgia since I was 16 following a car wreck. I wanted to know if my mom doing drugs while pregnant would cause my fibro?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Not likely

34 yo female with fibromyalgia post-MVA questions whether mother's use of drugs during pregnancy caused her fibromyalgia.
A relationship is unlikely. There is marked association of fibromyalgia & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, an inherited trait often passed from mother to daughter. Loose ligaments potentiate the delicate female pelvis to bio-mechanical injury from injurious MVA forces.

In brief: Not likely

34 yo female with fibromyalgia post-MVA questions whether mother's use of drugs during pregnancy caused her fibromyalgia.
A relationship is unlikely. There is marked association of fibromyalgia & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, an inherited trait often passed from mother to daughter. Loose ligaments potentiate the delicate female pelvis to bio-mechanical injury from injurious MVA forces.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
although many people with fibro do have a history of psychological trauma, which having a drug using mother would count as, if her drug use persisted during your childhood.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
At Quora.com, under my name, and on my Pain Syndrome board of posts, I offer 100 essays devoted to the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia.  At Healthtap.com, I have answered dozens of questions about these subjects, and which can probably be accessed. 
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

Fibromyalgia is not your mother's fault.
And it cannot affect after this many years. Have you tried physical Therapy, stretching,Yoga, Anti Inflammatory diet,? Your Rheumatologist may have tried on certain medicine.

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia is not your mother's fault.
And it cannot affect after this many years. Have you tried physical Therapy, stretching,Yoga, Anti Inflammatory diet,? Your Rheumatologist may have tried on certain medicine.
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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