Harvard Women's Health Watch
Is fibromyalgia hereditary?
Is fibromyalgia hereditary? Ask the doctors Q. My mother has fibromyalgia, and I think Iím starting to experience similar symptoms. Is fibromyalgia hereditary? A. Yes. Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that affects some six million or more Americans, can run in families. In fact, one of the most important risk factors for fibromyalgia is a family history of the disorder. Fibromyalgia is sometimes known to affect multiple members of the same family. Your risk rises if you have