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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,626 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

262 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(539)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(548)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(530)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(444)
Personal development (e.g. learn to say 'no', care less about opinion others, letting go of shoulds and musts, acceptance, become more relaxed and balanced)
(425)
Diet changes
(479)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(444)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(427)
B vitamins
(433)
Vitamin D
(402)
Avoid alcohol
(419)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(399)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(374)
Stretching
(396)
Probiotics
(378)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(378)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(346)
Magnesium (oral)
(354)
Caffeine
(358)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(363)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(347)
Massage
(356)
Coenzyme Q10
(315)
Meditation
(326)
Omega 3,6,9
(336)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(324)
Melatonin
(301)
Do absolutely Nothing
(153)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(179)
Relaxation techniques
(140)
Regular exercise program
(195)
Complete stillness & quiet
(136)
Gluten-free diet
(228)
Acupuncture
(269)
Avoid known allergens
(142)
Sublingual B12
(194)
Yoga
(246)
Antibiotics
(208)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(209)
Change job
(204)
Chiropractic
(222)
Alcohol
(219)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(219)
B12 injections
(192)
L-Carnitine
(194)
Avoid mold
(162)
Calcium
(55)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(198)
Homeopathy
(186)
Aspirin
(158)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(157)
Vitamin E
(90)
Adequate rest
(23)
Adequate sleep
(22)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(80)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(163)
Iron
(45)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(170)
gardening/nature
(24)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(169)
D-Ribose
(95)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(129)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(160)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(137)
Flaxseed oil
(35)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Mindfulness
(135)
Thyroid hormone
(52)
Malic Acid
(150)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(157)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(151)
Anti-yeast diet
(60)
Vitamin A
(62)
Gingko Biloba
(83)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(2)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(143)
Pregabalin
(2)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(5)
Chinese herbs
(116)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(142)
paleo/primal diet
(14)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(144)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(59)
DHEA
(54)
5-HTP
(76)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Yeast treatments
(122)
vegetarian diet
(10)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Lamictal
(8)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Lyrica
(20)
Azathioprine
(2)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(104)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(129)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Trazodone
(84)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(62)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(121)
ativan
(10)
bicycle with power options
(7)
NADH
(107)
vegan diet
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Avoid biotoxins
(80)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Provigil (modafinil)
(117)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(112)
Interferential TENS
(11)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(87)
MCT oil
(1)
Ubiquinol
(38)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Savella
(3)
horseback therapy
(4)
SAM-E
(97)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
MSM
(54)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
EPA-DHA
(54)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
Nystatin
(19)
Antivirals
(80)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Theanine
(12)
Olive Leaf Extract
(39)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Taurine
(9)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(32)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(64)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Adrenal Stress End
(15)
Raw food diet
(25)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Siffrol
(1)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Reiki
(38)
Iodine
(55)
T3
(52)
Doxycycline
(40)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(62)
Tai Chi
(99)
Cool shower following exertion
(88)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Osteopathy
(73)
Skin brushing
(63)
Bowen Technique
(9)
Lymphatic Massage
(59)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Testosterone
(89)
Kavinace
(1)
NAET for allergies
(7)
ALA
(46)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Wheelchair
(62)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(64)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(34)
Afipran
(1)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
NAC
(37)
Cordyceps
(12)
Ritalin
(38)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Kinesiology
(42)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Valtrex
(11)
Crystal Light Therapy
(4)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(63)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Theta Healing
(5)
Co-codamol
(25)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Zeolith
(4)
Mobic
(12)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Qigong
(51)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Ayurveda
(36)
Valcyte
(2)
MAF 314
(1)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Famvir
(3)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Sophora root
(3)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Oxytocin
(19)
Rebounder
(31)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Baclofen
(29)
Ionized Water
(53)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(46)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Earthing
(15)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(11)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Betahistine
(3)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Inosine
(28)
Moclobemide
(1)
Rolfing
(27)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(23)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
Phenocane
(1)
Formula 3030
(2)
Marshall protocol
(10)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Ampligen
(8)
Lightning Process
(16)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
EECP
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Isagenix
(6)

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