It's something you come across a lot in the fibromyalgia patient community -- several people in one family who have the illness. It's quite common to have someone who's newly diagnosed say their mother, grandmother, an aunt and a cousin have had it for years.
So does that mean fibromyalgia is a genetic illness? Do we inherit it from our parents?
If you've been reading about fibromyalgia for awhile, you probably know there are few decisive answers, and this one is no exception. The short answer is, "Not exactly, but probably somewhat."
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