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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,940 members)

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287 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(575)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(581)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(561)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(473)
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)
(453)
Diet changes
(513)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(471)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(450)
B vitamins
(460)
Vitamin D
(427)
Avoid alcohol
(444)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(419)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(394)
Probiotics
(405)
Stretching
(416)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(402)
Caffeine
(381)
Magnesium (oral)
(374)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(365)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(385)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(368)
Massage
(374)
Coenzyme Q10
(332)
Meditation
(345)
Omega 3,6,9
(353)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(345)
Melatonin
(320)
Do absolutely Nothing
(170)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(200)
Relaxation techniques
(157)
Complete stillness & quiet
(156)
Gluten-free diet
(253)
Regular exercise program
(210)
Acupuncture
(280)
Sublingual B12
(212)
Avoid known allergens
(151)
Yoga
(264)
Antibiotics
(218)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(222)
Change job
(214)
Chiropractic
(236)
Alcohol
(230)
B12 injections
(205)
Adequate rest
(51)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(225)
Adequate sleep
(51)
L-Carnitine
(204)
Avoid mold
(168)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(208)
Aspirin
(169)
Calcium
(63)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(167)
Homeopathy
(194)
Vitamin E
(97)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(90)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(171)
Iron
(55)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(180)
gardening/nature
(35)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(177)
D-Ribose
(103)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(113)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(137)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(148)
Flaxseed oil
(45)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Hot showers
(14)
Thyroid hormone
(60)
Mindfulness
(141)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(167)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(161)
Hot baths
(12)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(85)
Malic Acid
(153)
Vitamin A
(68)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(151)
Marijuana
(7)
paleo/primal diet
(24)
Anti-yeast diet
(65)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(70)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(3)
progressive fasting (1 day, later 2 days, later 3 days, etc.)
(1)
carnitine
(7)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Chinese herbs
(123)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(150)
Nimodipine
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(5)
DHEA
(62)
Piracetam
(1)
Heparin
(1)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(149)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
ketotifen
(2)
5-HTP
(84)
vegetarian diet
(19)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(140)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(6)
desmopressin
(1)
Pregabalin
(5)
Yeast treatments
(125)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Trazodone
(93)
Mirapex
(1)
Lyrica
(27)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(136)
Sauna
(1)
Azilect
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Horizant
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(68)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(129)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(8)
Ultram (tramadol)
(98)
Lamictal
(11)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Lithium orotate
(4)
NADH
(112)
Sinus Surgery
(7)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Azathioprine
(2)
ketogenic diet
(12)
"Recuperation"
(56)
vegan diet
(9)
ativan
(11)
Ubiquinol
(47)
Diflucan--antifungals
(34)
bicycle with power options
(10)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
SAM-E
(104)
Undenatured whey protein
(80)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(119)
Interferential TENS
(14)
EPA-DHA
(60)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(72)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
Antivirals
(84)
MCT oil
(1)
Theanine
(18)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(36)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(39)
Magnesium (topical)
(76)
MSM
(53)
Nystatin
(22)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Savella
(3)
horseback therapy
(4)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Guainfenesin
(59)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Taurine
(11)
T3
(58)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Raw food diet
(27)
Adrenal Stress End
(17)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(98)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Skin brushing
(72)
Tai Chi
(104)
Iodine
(58)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
Doxycycline
(43)
Reiki
(40)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Osteopathy
(77)
Testosterone
(94)
Siffrol
(1)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
ALA
(50)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(84)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(55)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
Wheelchair
(66)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
NAC
(42)
Kavinace
(1)
Ritalin
(43)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Kinesiology
(46)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Cordyceps
(13)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Afipran
(1)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Valtrex
(14)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Co-codamol
(27)
Mobic
(15)
Theta Healing
(6)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Qigong
(54)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(17)
Liposomal Glutathione
(31)
Oxymatrine
(8)
Zeolith
(4)
Ayurveda
(37)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Famvir
(4)
Valcyte
(2)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Sophora root
(5)
MAF 314
(1)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Oxytocin
(20)
Rebounder
(32)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Myer's Cocktail
(44)
Ionized Water
(56)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
Baclofen
(29)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Earthing
(18)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Neurofeedback
(28)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Inosine
(30)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Betahistine
(3)
Rolfing
(27)
Moclobemide
(1)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(25)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Nexavir
(9)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Phenocane
(1)
Formula 3030
(2)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Lightning Process
(16)
Ampligen
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(10)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
EECP
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Isagenix
(7)

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