Fibromyalgia support group to meet in Pasco
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01/29/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Fibromyalgia is often called an “invisible” illness because the people who have it typically do not look sick. But for them, something as simple as a hug or a handshake can be excruciatingly painful.

It’s the most common chronic widespread pain condition in the U.S., affecting more than six million Americans. It can have devastating effects on a sufferer’s life, impacting people’s ability to work and engage in everyday activities, as well as their relationships with family, friends and employers.

This Saturday in Pasco County, there will be an educational seminar and support group session for those who suffer from fibromyalgia.

Leading that effort will be Dr. Robert Levin, who we spoke with this morning. Levin, who will speaking on Saturday in front of the West Pasco Fibromyalgia Support Group at 1 p.m. at the Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson.

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