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Janis Bell

I've had ME-CFS since 1987. Over the course of 22 years, I've tried numerous conventional and alternative therapies. I brought myself to near wellness three times (able to put in a full day and go biking and running), and each time had unusual stresses that sent me spiraling downhill into a more... Full Bio
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End of vacation and more by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The last two days at Manuel Antonio, I finally got to see monkeys. They were coming to the wet bar by the pool in the late afternoon for bananas.  I managed to ha ... Read on »
Steady improvements in Manuel Antonio by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We checked into the Mariposa Thursday evening. I had to go around sniffing everything in the room. It passed the test, barely, because it had been constructed with lots o ... Read on »
Mold and other biotoxin hits in Costa Rica by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In this beautiful 'paradise', dangers lurk for those of us with ME/CFS.  I've been here since Tuesday night and have been hit with multiple toxic exposures, the most devast ... Read on »
Update by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've thought of writing an update about 20 times, but always chose to do something else. The longer I wait, the more daunting the task becomes.  I finally decided, after th ... Read on »
A Dream Come True by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 5 1/2 months after meeting Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, my dream of a happy, fulfilling life is coming true. I have received so much from the Divine energy that Mr. Trivedi ... Read on »
Internal doubts, external confirmation by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Having been sick with ME-CFS for 23 years, I've had my share of ups and downs.  I've tried a gazillion treatments (well, maybe not quite that many!) and have benefited from ... Read on »
Forty improvements by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I still feel good. Hurray! Even though there have been some days when I was really tired, and a few nights when I could not fall asleep until 6 am, I still feel better ... Read on »
I'm feeling FABUILOUS! by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Trivedi retreat ended yesterday after 5 pm, and boy did it transform my state!  My excitement is as palpable as champagne bubbles!  And indeed, I even drank champagne y ... Read on »
Taking stock before and after strep by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "I'm not sure about a birthday party in September," I said to my sister this morning on a Skype call.  "I don't know if I'll have the energy." "I thought you were gett ... Read on »
Down on gluten by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last blog ended with a big error:  I ate lots and lots of gluten! It was about 1/3 of a bowl of whole wheat penne that, in my CFS brain-fog and end-of-the-day fatigue ... Read on »
Temporary Setback by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shortly after my June 26 post, I felt like moving around and decided to try taking a bike ride.  David put the bikes on the back of the car and we drove a mile to a lovely, ... Read on »
Unfolding Blessings leading to recovery by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Three weeks since the Trivedi retreat, I'm still bubbling with enthusiasm.  Every day I move closer to recovery, millimeter by millimeter.  Twenty two millimeters make an i ... Read on »
Blessed Healing by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Trivedi retreat last weekend in Chicago was an amazing experience.  I am still bubbling with joy and excitement about it.  It is transforming my life in a wonderful w ... Read on »
Coxsackie B: My Nemesis by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I sat at the computer gaping with amazement.  Dr. Martin Lerner, who I’ve heard about at my Columbus Doc’s office as “the guy who focuses on viruses and antivirals”, has be ... Read on »
A revolving door - part 2 - and more blessings by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It’s getting a bit old, this current relapse.  I documented its start with a fear/stress trigger on March 26, its development through April with cardiac symptoms like che ... Read on »
A revolving door (or the ME-CFS stress response) - part 1 by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I remember the automatic revolving door at the main entrance to Wanamakers, a big department store in center city Philadelphi where my grandmother took me when we came to ... Read on »
An unexpected blessing by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "My autonomic nervous system doesn't regulate properly," I said to the Indian man sitting across from me.  He looked like a normal man in his lavender oxford shirt an ... Read on »
Energy and Emotional Healing by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thanks to four energy-emotional healing sessions this week, I am feeling MUCH BETTER! Two were shamanic healings, one a hypnosis coaching session, one worked on relea ... Read on »
Support Dr. Myhill by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I learned today that Dr. Sarah Myhill, a UK physician who works with ME/CFS and to whom we are indebted for a fine clinical study demonstrating mitochondrial deficiencies i ... Read on »
Mind over matter: who's the boss anyway? by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I saw Doc this morning for N.T. and also did an i.v. without chelation agents.  Here's what he said: the trigger (the chemical burn in my eye that led to adrenaline rush) b ... Read on »