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Fibromyalgia may be caused by emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one, or physical trauma like a motor vehicle accident, a sudden fall, or even following surgery with a general anesthetic. It can also manifest after an illness like the flu and women can experience the effects of fibromyalgia due to hormonal changes after a hysterectomy or at the beginning of menopause.
* Source: The Durham Region Fibromyalgia Support Group, Ontario