Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia Symptoms  

While nothing is proven, there are several risk factors that can predispose an individual to fibromyalgia symptoms:

•    While fibromyalgia can occur in both sexes, women are more prone to fibromyalgia than men.

•    Younger individuals between the ages of 20-50 are more likely to experience fibromyalgia.

•     Individuals who have trouble sleeping seem predisposed to this illness.

•    Individuals with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are also more likely to experience fibromyalgia symptoms.