Certain factors may increase your risk of developing fibromyalgia.
Being female greatly increases your chance of developing this syndrome. It is
possible that having a rheumatic disorder (such as rheumatoid
arthritis), an infectious disease (such as Lyme
disease or mononucleosis),
a psychiatric condition (such as major depression),
or a traumatic event (such as a car accident) may increase your chance of
developing fibromyalgia. There is some evidence that having a family history of
fibromyalgia may increase your risk.
If you already have fibromyalgia, you may be more likely to have recurring
symptoms or persistent pain if you are a woman and:4