Coping with Feelings of Guilt Associated with Fibromyalgia
While there may have been a traumatic event that triggered your fibromyalgia, it is NOT your fault. You didn’t bring it on yourself. Your body may have been predisposed to FM, which probably is why you were symptomatic long before your diagnosis. Feeling guilty and thinking you may have been able to do something to avoid it is futile, and a waste of your valuable energy.
You may feel guilty because you’re unable to do even the simplest things for yourself or your family. Perhaps the guilt comes from no longer being able to hold down a job.