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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,499 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(515)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(525)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(504)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(426)
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)
(408)
Diet changes
(463)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(427)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(408)
B vitamins
(414)
Vitamin D
(381)
Avoid alcohol
(401)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(380)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(359)
Stretching
(378)
Probiotics
(365)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(367)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(334)
Magnesium (oral)
(339)
Caffeine
(344)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(335)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(347)
Massage
(342)
Coenzyme Q10
(302)
Meditation
(309)
Omega 3,6,9
(321)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(312)
Melatonin
(293)
Do absolutely Nothing
(135)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(165)
Relaxation techniques
(123)
Regular exercise program
(185)
Gluten-free diet
(220)
Acupuncture
(257)
Complete stillness & quiet
(118)
Avoid known allergens
(134)
Sublingual B12
(187)
Antibiotics
(200)
Yoga
(237)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(199)
Change job
(197)
Chiropractic
(216)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(214)
Alcohol
(211)
B12 injections
(186)
L-Carnitine
(188)
Avoid mold
(152)
Calcium
(48)
Aspirin
(154)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(152)
Homeopathy
(179)
Vitamin E
(85)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(186)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(157)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(72)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(102)
Iron
(37)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(160)
D-Ribose
(89)
Flaxseed oil
(32)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(134)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(124)
Thyroid hormone
(48)
gardening/nature
(14)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(78)
Malic Acid
(147)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
Mindfulness
(126)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(147)
Anti-yeast diet
(54)
paleo/primal diet
(9)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(141)
Vitamin A
(57)
Adequate rest
(1)
DHEA
(52)
Adequate sleep
(1)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(1)
Chinese herbs
(112)
Azathioprine
(1)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(3)
Gingko Biloba
(76)
5-HTP
(74)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(136)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(53)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(139)
Lamictal
(4)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(130)
Yeast treatments
(119)
vegetarian diet
(5)
Trazodone
(83)
bicycle with power options
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Ultram (tramadol)
(95)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(125)
Lyrica
(13)
vegan diet
(3)
ativan
(6)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(55)
NADH
(104)
MCT oil
(1)
Diflucan--antifungals
(29)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(113)
Savella
(3)
Interferential TENS
(9)
horseback therapy
(4)
"Recuperation"
(47)
MAF 878
(1)
Provigil (modafinil)
(114)
Robaxin
(3)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(108)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(15)
SAM-E
(95)
Undenatured whey protein
(72)
Ubiquinol
(34)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
Taurine
(9)
Theanine
(12)
Nystatin
(18)
MSM
(51)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(89)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Antivirals
(79)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Olive Leaf Extract
(36)
Licorice Root Extract
(35)
Guainfenesin
(57)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Siffrol
(1)
Bioidentical estrogen
(15)
Adrenal Stress End
(13)
Cortisol (compounded)
(13)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Raw food diet
(23)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(28)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
T3
(52)
Iodine
(54)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(55)
Reiki
(33)
Doxycycline
(37)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(58)
Kavinace
(1)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(89)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Tai Chi
(92)
Cool shower following exertion
(83)
Skin brushing
(61)
Osteopathy
(69)
Testosterone
(88)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
ALA
(44)
Betaine-HCl
(64)
Wheelchair
(59)
Brainwave audio CD's
(63)
Afipran
(1)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(61)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
Cordyceps
(11)
Ritalin
(38)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(16)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
NAC
(34)
Reishi mushrooms
(23)
Valtrex
(11)
Crystal Light Therapy
(3)
Kinesiology
(39)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(59)
Zeolith
(3)
Theta Healing
(3)
Mobic
(12)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Valcyte
(2)
MAF 314
(1)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Famvir
(3)
Co-codamol
(19)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Sophora root
(3)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(56)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Qigong
(46)
Ayurveda
(32)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Oxytocin
(18)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Rebounder
(30)
Baclofen
(29)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
Ionized Water
(51)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Earthing
(13)
Lansoprazole
(9)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Betahistine
(3)
Moclobemide
(1)
Inosine
(27)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Rolfing
(27)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(23)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
Phenocane
(1)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Formula 3030
(1)
Ampligen
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Lightning Process
(15)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
EECP
(1)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
GcMAF
(6)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Isagenix
(6)

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