Blog entries from JanisB

JanisB has a total of 8 entries.

  1. JanisB
    You probably dont have enough VIP. 98% of people with CFS dont. The MCS crowd hasnt yet been testing, but when you learn what this neuropeptide does, youll probably surmise that low levels play a big role in that syndrome as well. Ive been thinking of going to Dr. Rea for allergy testing and environmental evaluation since Im only about 3 hours from Dallas. When I read that VIP,...
    JanisB, Oct 29, 2011
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    Four hours ago today I returned home from Chicago. I left home last Thursday night, went to the retreat with Guruji Mahendra Trivedi, stayed for 3 days with friends, and drove home today. This blog describes my excitement at how good I feel tonight! Every retreat I've attended (there have been four total, and I've gone to every one of them) has raised my energy a great big notch. I've...
    JanisB, Jun 30, 2011
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    Have you ever wished for a book you could give to something so theyd REALLY understand what you are going through? Nasim Jafry's The State of Me does just that in the form of an entertaining novel. The author did an amazing job of turning the horrible experience of living with chronic, disabling ME into a story that is funny, yet sensitive. The story takes place in Scotland, where our...
    JanisB, May 4, 2011
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    We have yet another acronym for the disease which David S. Bell called The Disease of A Thousand Names (1991) in one of the first books published on this illness. Bell is a well known medical doctor in Lyndonville NY, the site of one of the first CFS epidemics in the 1980's. Since Bell's publication, little has been done to define the etiology (cause), pathophysiology (what's not working...
    JanisB, May 2, 2011
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    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 to the doctor in Columbus. I decided to do this to reduce the stress on my liver, since the unfriendly microorganisms living in my bowel are making acids that poison the body. It was a GREAT decision, for I even started FEELING...
    JanisB, Jan 16, 2010
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    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 NT treatment, but getting instead a much-needed 2 hour nap under a cozy down sleeping bag. The results of my blood tests drawn at the end of December are in, and they point to body organs having a damned hard time with...
    JanisB, Jan 5, 2010
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    The Roman God Janus, for whom January is named, is shown with two faces. One looks back, the other forward. I dont know if my name Janis has an etymological connection to this God, but I find myself similarly looking back at where Ive come and thinking how the lessons of 2009 might direct me in making choices in 2010. Yesterday morning I was down. I went on this Forum and began reading...
    JanisB, Jan 2, 2010
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    I participated in a study run by the lab, Cooperative Diagnostics, located in Greenwood SC. They received blood samples from about 50 individuals with severe to moderate CFS/ME. The criteria for inclusion were PEM (post exertional malaise) and being at 50% or less capacity on the Bell scale of functioning for at least six months at some time during your illness. The lab report wrote: The...
    JanisB, Dec 27, 2009