Physics Girl LIVE with long Covid

From Physics Girl.

Dianna is Live streaming a day in her life as someone suffering from long COVID and ME/CFS.

The purpose of the Livestream is to raise money and awareness for those suffering from the disease. All funds will be going to the Open Medicine Foundation (OMF), a non-profit research organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for ME/CFS. (https://www.omf.ngo/)

The live stream will take place from 6:45 AM to 6PM. Pacific Time (PT). Hosts Kyle, Simone Giertz, and Ian Hecox will be answering your questions throughout the day. And we have scheduled pre-recorded interviews from experts in the field helping us better understand the disease as well.

Dianna will not be talking during the Livestream, she will be in bed, mostly awake, but resting all day – as she does everyday. Viewers can learn from the interviews and discussions, hear the hosts answer your questions, and of course see Dianna.

All donations can be made straight to the Open Medicine Foundation by hitting the donate button on this page.

— SCHEDULE —

ALL DAY – Dianna live streaming

– Pre-recorded interviews from experts —
– 8:30 AM – Dr. David Kaufman, an ME/CFS specialist.
Interviewed by Vanessa Hill from BrainCraft.
– 11:00 AM – Dr. Raven Baxter, a science communicator.
Interviewed by Kyle Kitzmiller.
– 1:30 AM – Linda Tannenbaum, founder of the Open Medicine Foundation.
– Interviewed by Derek Muller from Veritasium.
– 3:30 PM – Dr. David Putrino, director of CoRE Center for Complex Illnesses
Interviewed by Kyle Kitzmiller.

Resources

Open Medicine Foundation — https://www.omf.ngo/
Open Medicine Foundation registry — https://www.omf.ngo/studyme/
Long COVID guide to pacing — https://longcovid.physio/pacing
Dr. David Kauffman’s patreon — https://www.patreon.com/unraveledpod
Dianna’s Patreon — patreon.com/physicsgirl

Terms/Definitions

ME/CFS — Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex multi-system disease with many symptoms that may change over time and differ from patient to patient. The most common symptoms of ME/CFS are post-exertional malaise (worsening of symptoms upon even minimal exertion), unrefreshing sleep

Long COVID — Contains a wide array of symptoms after first being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, including fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, dysautonomia, sleep disturbances, and what people refer to as brain fog.

Post Exertional Malaise(PEM) — A hallmark symptom of ME/CFS. People with ME/CFS often experience a worsening of symptoms after even small amounts of mental or physical exertion, resulting into what’s called a crash.