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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,746 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

270 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(546)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(554)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(536)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(449)
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)
(432)
Diet changes
(486)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(434)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(449)
B vitamins
(438)
Vitamin D
(407)
Avoid alcohol
(426)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(404)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(379)
Stretching
(401)
Probiotics
(383)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(382)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(350)
Magnesium (oral)
(358)
Caffeine
(364)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(369)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(349)
Massage
(360)
Coenzyme Q10
(318)
Meditation
(331)
Omega 3,6,9
(340)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(329)
Melatonin
(305)
Do absolutely Nothing
(156)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(186)
Relaxation techniques
(144)
Complete stillness & quiet
(142)
Regular exercise program
(198)
Gluten-free diet
(232)
Acupuncture
(271)
Sublingual B12
(198)
Avoid known allergens
(143)
Yoga
(250)
Antibiotics
(210)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(213)
Change job
(207)
Chiropractic
(223)
Alcohol
(221)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
B12 injections
(194)
L-Carnitine
(198)
Avoid mold
(164)
Adequate rest
(30)
Adequate sleep
(29)
Calcium
(56)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(199)
Homeopathy
(188)
Aspirin
(160)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(159)
Vitamin E
(92)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(83)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(165)
Iron
(47)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(172)
gardening/nature
(27)
D-Ribose
(98)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(169)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(130)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Flaxseed oil
(37)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(138)
Mindfulness
(137)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Thyroid hormone
(53)
Malic Acid
(151)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(156)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(158)
Vitamin A
(65)
Anti-yeast diet
(60)
carnitine
(2)
paleo/primal diet
(17)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Gingko Biloba
(85)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(144)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(61)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(7)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Azilect
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Horizant
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(144)
Chinese herbs
(117)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(2)
Pregabalin
(2)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(145)
vegetarian diet
(14)
DHEA
(55)
5-HTP
(77)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Yeast treatments
(123)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Lyrica
(21)
Lamictal
(8)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(105)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(130)
Trazodone
(85)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(64)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Azathioprine
(2)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(123)
bicycle with power options
(8)
NADH
(108)
ketogenic diet
(8)
ativan
(10)
vegan diet
(7)
Diflucan--antifungals
(32)
Avoid biotoxins
(80)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(88)
MCT oil
(1)
Ubiquinol
(39)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Undenatured whey protein
(75)
SAM-E
(98)
Savella
(3)
horseback therapy
(4)
MSM
(54)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
EPA-DHA
(56)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(33)
Theanine
(14)
Antivirals
(81)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(66)
Olive Leaf Extract
(40)
Nystatin
(19)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Taurine
(10)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(34)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Transfer Factors
(7)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(19)
Raw food diet
(26)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(82)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(13)
Methylation treatments
(69)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
Iodine
(57)
Siffrol
(1)
T3
(53)
Reiki
(38)
Tai Chi
(102)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
Doxycycline
(40)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Osteopathy
(73)
Skin brushing
(64)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Testosterone
(89)
Lymphatic Massage
(59)
Bowen Technique
(9)
NAET for allergies
(9)
ALA
(47)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Kavinace
(1)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Wheelchair
(63)
Betaine-HCl
(66)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(65)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(79)
NAC
(39)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(34)
Cordyceps
(13)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Afipran
(1)
Reishi mushrooms
(25)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Ritalin
(38)
Kinesiology
(43)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Valtrex
(12)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(63)
Crystal Light Therapy
(4)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Co-codamol
(26)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Theta Healing
(5)
Qigong
(53)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Mobic
(12)
Zeolith
(4)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Ayurveda
(36)
Liposomal Glutathione
(28)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Valcyte
(2)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
MAF 314
(1)
Famvir
(3)
Sophora root
(4)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Oxytocin
(19)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Rebounder
(31)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Baclofen
(29)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Ionized Water
(54)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Earthing
(16)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(11)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(34)
UltraClear products
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Betahistine
(3)
Inosine
(29)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Moclobemide
(1)
Rolfing
(27)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(23)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
Phenocane
(1)
Marshall protocol
(10)
Formula 3030
(2)
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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