My mom has Fibromyalgia,could I have it too?I am 19yrs old and have alot of her symptoms.?

Ever since I was little my body aches when it rains.My family doctor said it was growing pains,but it still happens and I think I'm done growing.(my brother and sister 8 and 16 both get these "growing pains") Recently my neck and shoulders swell up randomly.It feels like i'm turning to stone, it gets so bad sometimes I cant move my whole upper body.I dont like to take pills so I use hot and cold compresses.If I really have Fibromyalgia is there anything I can do now to prevent a life of hell and being addicted to pain killers?

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  • nora22000 March 23, 2009, 4:34 am

    Yes. Become more active. You've got 'sympathy illness' which happens frequently when you spend a great deal of time with a sick caregiver, such as your mom.

    Do a little at a time, but get into activities appropriate for your age group, and some of the symptoms are sure to go away.