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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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PARTICIPATE IN A CFS study with questionnaire & GET PAID by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just participated in the following study.  It took about 10 minutes to fill out the questionnaire, a small pamphlet that came with a postage paid envelope.  I have to ... Read on »
Eureka! by Janis Bell Facebook 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Eureka!  I finally have movement in the right direction on my Oxidata and Reams home urine tests. Despite a week of fevers every afternoon, headaches every morning, slu ... Read on »
After the first treatment by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome At 5 am, I lie in bed doing viloma pranayama listening to the crickets and a lone bird. Viloma pranayama is a yoga breathing practice that deepens and steadies the breath. I ... Read on »
Intake Appointment by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "You look healthy on the outside, but you're a mess on the inside," said my new doctor.  He had just examined me and looked at my test results. His words reverberate in ... Read on »
Change: Welcome and Unwelcome by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Change.  Yes, I resist it sometimes (even though I want things to change, and BTW, I voted for 'change.')  Lots of things are a-changing these days and I find myself judging ... Read on »
Oops! I am increasing the variables by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last week I promised myself I'd make a change.  One change.  Instead of taking huge amounts of hydroxo B12, I'd substitute adenosyl B12, sold as Dibencozide through Source N ... Read on »
To sleep, perchance to dream.... by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A few days ago, I dreamt I skidded around a sharp turn in a curving road at the edge of a cliff. I didn't wait to learn if I would have an accident and die. I woke myself ... Read on »
More ramblings of a detox skeptic by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My blood tests are in, and guess what? Just about everything is normal, and the physician doesn’t have any recommendations. Déjà vu. Again and again and again. P ... Read on »
The politics of obsession by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What is it like to be totally obsessed with your health? I never thought I'd succumb to this. And yet, like so many others with ME-CFS, I have become obsessed. I want ... Read on »
Ramblings of a Detox Skeptic by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Okay, folks. So my current rash of symptoms could be detox. That's the optimist speaking. But my mind still keeps thinking other explanations are more likely. Sure I ... Read on »