The only thing I wondered about is about 21 years before I was diagnosed with an AN, I had a miscarriage. It was my third one. I also had fibroid tumors (hmmmm) and I had a hysterectomy. It has passed through my thoughts to wonder about that, but I doubt, however, it had anything to do with causing me to have an AN. I really do believe it's a gene that goes insane. This is what HEI says:
The exact cause of acoustic neuroma is not currently known. There is ongoing research at House Ear Clinic and other centers to try to determine the genetic defects that occur in the tumor cells. However, no specific environmental agents have been identified which cause the development of acoustic neuroma.
Having said all of this, I do agree that stress can cause and contribute to many things. Which is why sometimes I want to crawl into bed, assume the fetal position, and turn the electric blanket up to 9! ( I think The Limlighters (an early Folk group) said that on the recording I have of them.)
Sue in Vancouver WA