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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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More Tired Less Wired by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I had a few wonderful days last week.My cold lingered, but it wasn’t getting me down.I was sleeping long hours – usually 9 and sometimes 10 each night.Walking around with ... Read on »
Toxic emotions and a long lasting cold by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I didn't make it to Cancun.  I had so much anxiety after packing my suitcase because the cold that I'd been dealing with since the end of January got much worse.  By the ti ... Read on »
Bowel indicators and biofilms by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have a long history of bowel issues starting from childhood, but the first time I actually got tested was in 1997.   A doctor who ran a business called Intestinal Success ... Read on »
Still improving, slowly by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Low motivation since my last post....part due to distractions, part due to fatigue.  Sleep has been crazy.  Uneven.  Erratic.  One night not even 15 minutes; another from 5 ... Read on »
My Best Week Yet by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I had a few extraordinary days this week.  Can you see the big smile on my face?  It is exhilarating to realize that I am REALLY making progress! Last Saturday I did m ... Read on »
Metals, Minerals, and Bowel Detox by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last Friday, I started a regimen of colonics and immediately started feeling better.  I have since done one almost every day, skipping only those days that I've travelled ... Read on »
A Radical Decision by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In the wee hours of the morning, I lay in bed unable to fall back asleep.  This is crazy, I thought.  Something must be disturbing my sleep -- something I'm taking. ... Read on »
The scale tips further, but it still wobbles by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday the roads were white with black patches, and today it is still snowing.  Twenty minutes away from home, I turned around -- missing my doctors appointment and my N ... Read on »
Weighing In as 2010 begins by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Roman God Janus, for whom January is named, is shown with two faces.  One looks back, the other forward.   I don’t know if my name ‘Janis’ has an etymologic ... Read on »
Laser Energetic Detox in Florida by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's taken me more than a week to recover from my trip to Florida and find the energy to write.  I didn't expect LED (laser energetic detox) to be such an intense experienc ... Read on »
More on metals by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Very signficant news today!  My hair analysis results arrived and showed that I am dumping lots of metals -- more than I've ever done in 10 years of testing!  I have ... Read on »
Emotional roller coaster of chelation by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I used to love roller coasters.  The slow chug up the hill, packed with anticipation, the teetering pause at the top, the rapid plunge down.  I loved them until my daughter ... Read on »
XMRV after CSFAC, and pearls of wisdom. by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The CSFAC (Chronic fatigue syndrome adivsory committee) meeting was fun!  I met people whose pictures I'd seen and some new people too.  I was pleased that Dan Peterson came ... Read on »
Neural Therapy and Naltrexone -- not for the faint of heart by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "Ouch!"  My neural therapy doc really knows where the find the tender spots.  Each time I see him I get about 30 needle pricks, sometimes more.  He finds points on the hands ... Read on »
Testimony at HHS, CSF Advisory Committee by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am going to Washington DC to testify at the CFS Advisory Committee division of Health and Human Services.  My mother (who lives in the Maryland suburbs) also agreed to com ... Read on »
Testimony at HHS, CSF Advisory Committee by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am going to Washington DC to testify at the CFS Advisory Committee division of Health and Human Services.  My mother (who lives in the Maryland suburbs) also agreed to com ... Read on »
Are metals making us sick? by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "We'll prepare the injection while you void," he said and directed me to the rest room. I closed the door, and was immediately assaulted by the whirr of the vent fan an ... Read on »
Overcoming discouragement by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Just because it's normal to have ups and downs on a healing journey doesn't make it easy! I had a positive response when the Doctor started me on I.V. amino acids.  It ... Read on »