POTSDAM -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting for Jan. 28 has been cancelled. The group will meet again, as scheduled, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of Clarkson Hall, Center for Health Sciences, 59 Main St.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic condition that causes diffuse pain in muscles and connective (fibrous) tissues of the body.
People with FMS not only ache all over, but they tend to have sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, ‘pins and needle’ sensations, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression. The pain and symptoms tend to vary not only from day to day, but also from hour to hour.
People with FMS have very low tolerance to activity and exercise-the slightest activity can cause a flare-up. Individuals with FMS, their families and friends are encouraged to attend the support group meeting.
Parking is available in the patient parking lot. The facility is accessible to people with disabilities.
For more information about the support group, contact Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department at 261-5460 or visit people.clarkson.edu/~lrussek/FMSG.html.