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Dr David Bell joins Open Medicine Foundation board

Sasha

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Just had this in an email:

OMF said:
We are pleased to announce David S. Bell, MD, a widely respected medical doctor with extensive ME/CFS experience, has joined our ME/CFS Scientific Advisory Board.


"I am thrilled to become part of Open Medicine Foundation for several reasons," said Dr. Bell. "First and foremost is that in the many years I have been studying the illness there has not been the comittment to it by the state of the art science, and that has been mainly because of scientific apathy and/or lack of funds. But the Open Medicine Foundation is starting with the understanding that ME/CFS is not going to reveal its mysteries without real science. It is my hope that I can add to the overall effort with my clinical perspective."

We invite you to see what distinctive benefits Dr. Bell will bring as we move closer to Ending ME/CFS and listen to his latest public discourse on the disease. See more about Dr. Bell.

WELCOME DR. BELL!
 

Sing

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I found the sound quality somewhat difficult but the content is so outstanding I would rate this talk as top of the line!
OMF is very fortunate to have him, or I could put it the other way around: the fact that they invited him onto their Advisory Board shows how smart they really are and how intent on success.
 

rosie26

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:thumbsup:

I'm halfway through watching the vid. At 23:15m Dr. Bell said that 80% of ME patients can have a circulating blood volume of 50% of normal. He added that people who lose 15-20% circulating blood at one time in car crashes, it's fatal.

No wonder we feel like we are dying at times.
 

Justin30

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This is fantastic news. I would love to see more of our experts join the OMF yet am grateful that for all the support and researchers that have joined.

Now NIH step up and give them some money!!!!!!!!! Makes me sick how the NIH won't fund these experts; what does the NIH and Wallit want to say "see look we found whats wrong first????"

If we should be signing or fighting something as well we should be calling out the NIH on the OMF Study as well as Dr Lipkins work.....

You know I want to believe that the NIH wants to help and I think Drs and people their do...but.....somewhere behind the scenes some group keeps pulling on that rope....that rope that is preventing the ones at the NIH and CDC from breaking this thing wide open so we can get funding and more researchers and Drs involved....
 

Sasha

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Interesting - Dr Bell says (at 32:40 or so) that severe ME patients don't respond to IV saline and don't have reduced blood volume.
 

Justin30

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Interesting - Dr Bell says (at 32:40 or so) that severe ME patients don't respond to IV saline and don't have reduced blood volume.

He did say that....weird.

How could this be considering the most severely affected have barely been studied from what I understand?
 

Sasha

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He did say that....weird.

How could this be considering the most severely affected have barely been studied from what I understand?

He said he did a lot of work studying blood volume so I guess he's done it but it hasn't been followed up.
 

rosie26

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Interesting - Dr Bell says (at 32:40 or so) that severe ME patients don't respond to IV saline and don't have reduced blood volume.
I don't understand that. My first two severe years were the very worst for POTS.
 
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beaker

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He did say that....weird.

How could this be considering the most severely affected have barely been studied from what I understand?

True. He did quite a few. When mine came back normal he said he wasn't surprised and why. ( I wasn't in his study) It has a couple theories about it.... long time ago can't remember exactly. One conjecture was that it was so low that the blood vessels adjusted and so gave false reading. Wish I could explain like he did ;)
Some of those he repeated and registered low later.
 

Justin30

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True. He did quite a few. When mine came back normal he said he wasn't surprised and why. ( I wasn't in his study) It has a couple theories about it.... long time ago can't remember exactly. One conjecture was that it was so low that the blood vessels adjusted and so gave false reading. Wish I could explain like he did ;)
Some of those he repeated and registered low later.

So he was able to study the blood volume of the severely ill? I am havin a rough day..brain and eyes are just a mess

You were tested by him?

It would be interesting to put some of these severely ill patients through current mayo clinic tests for Dyautonomia/POTS and some of the dysregulated receptor type tests?
 

rosie26

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But can't people have POTS without low blood volume? I don't know - just asking!
You might be right I'm not sure either now. I have always thought POTS was due to low blood volume. I'll watch the rest of the video today.
 

LiveAgain

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I have POTS and normal or slightly high blood volume. My POTS is due to small fiber neuropathy.
 

Justin30

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@LiveAgain

Thats very interesting. I was told that SFN causes POTS.

Did you have a biopsy to confirm the SFN?

What test did they use to TEST blood volume?

Isnt SFN caused by an autoimmune response?

I am really interested and hope you dont mind sharing.

Thanks