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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,456 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

254 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(509)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(517)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(496)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(421)
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)
(402)
Diet changes
(456)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(419)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(403)
B vitamins
(406)
Avoid alcohol
(397)
Vitamin D
(373)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(373)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(354)
Stretching
(372)
Probiotics
(359)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(361)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(327)
Magnesium (oral)
(331)
Caffeine
(340)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(329)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(342)
Massage
(338)
Coenzyme Q10
(296)
Meditation
(303)
Omega 3,6,9
(314)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(308)
Melatonin
(289)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(162)
Do absolutely Nothing
(131)
Relaxation techniques
(119)
Regular exercise program
(180)
Gluten-free diet
(214)
Acupuncture
(255)
Complete stillness & quiet
(114)
Avoid known allergens
(130)
Sublingual B12
(180)
Antibiotics
(196)
Yoga
(231)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(196)
Change job
(195)
Chiropractic
(211)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(210)
Alcohol
(208)
B12 injections
(181)
L-Carnitine
(186)
Avoid mold
(151)
Aspirin
(151)
Homeopathy
(178)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(149)
Calcium
(45)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(184)
Vitamin E
(82)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(155)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(100)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(68)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(158)
D-Ribose
(87)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(159)
Iron
(33)
Flaxseed oil
(29)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(155)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(131)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(122)
Malic Acid
(146)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(76)
Thyroid hormone
(45)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(153)
Mindfulness
(123)
gardening/nature
(9)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(145)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(139)
paleo/primal diet
(7)
Anti-yeast diet
(52)
Vitamin A
(55)
Chinese herbs
(112)
DHEA
(51)
Gingko Biloba
(74)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(1)
Sinus Surgery
(2)
Lamictal
(3)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(133)
5-HTP
(70)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(128)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(135)
Yeast treatments
(118)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(49)
Trazodone
(82)
vegetarian diet
(3)
bicycle with power options
(3)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(99)
Ultram (tramadol)
(92)
ketogenic diet
(3)
Lyrica
(12)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(124)
vegan diet
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
ativan
(4)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(53)
NADH
(102)
Diflucan--antifungals
(28)
Avoid biotoxins
(76)
horseback therapy
(4)
Savella
(2)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(111)
MAF 878
(1)
Interferential TENS
(7)
"Recuperation"
(46)
Provigil (modafinil)
(113)
Robaxin
(2)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(106)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(82)
SAM-E
(93)
Undenatured whey protein
(71)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(112)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(12)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(88)
Ubiquinol
(30)
MSM
(47)
Taurine
(7)
Theanine
(10)
Nystatin
(15)
Antivirals
(78)
EPA-DHA
(49)
Siffrol
(1)
Olive Leaf Extract
(35)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Transfer Factors
(4)
Bioidentical estrogen
(15)
Guainfenesin
(56)
Adrenal Stress End
(13)
Cortisol (compounded)
(13)
Licorice Root Extract
(33)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(28)
Raw food diet
(21)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(79)
Hypnotherapy
(20)
Magnesium (topical)
(64)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Iodine
(53)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(8)
Methylation treatments
(63)
T3
(50)
Reiki
(33)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(52)
Kavinace
(1)
Bowen Technique
(7)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(57)
Doxycycline
(36)
NAET for allergies
(6)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(31)
Tai Chi
(91)
Osteopathy
(69)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(87)
Cool shower following exertion
(81)
Testosterone
(88)
Skin brushing
(59)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(50)
Lymphatic Massage
(53)
ALA
(42)
Betaine-HCl
(63)
Wheelchair
(58)
Afipran
(1)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(77)
Brainwave audio CD's
(61)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(60)
Cordyceps
(11)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(31)
Ritalin
(37)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(15)
Valtrex
(10)
Reishi mushrooms
(20)
NAC
(31)
Kinesiology
(38)
Crystal Light Therapy
(2)
Zeolith
(3)
Theta Healing
(3)
Chelation treatments
(44)
Fentanyl patch
(13)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Mobic
(11)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(55)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Valcyte
(2)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
IVIg infusions
(3)
MAF 314
(1)
Famvir
(3)
Co-codamol
(18)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Sophora root
(3)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Qigong
(46)
Ayurveda
(32)
Liposomal Glutathione
(25)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(2)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(53)
Oxytocin
(18)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(50)
UVA-URSI
(10)
Rebounder
(29)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
Baclofen
(27)
Ganciclovir
(7)
NK stim supplements
(6)
Soak feet in cold water
(40)
Ionized Water
(50)
Myer's Cocktail
(38)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(43)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Earthing
(12)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Lansoprazole
(8)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Sodium Valproate
(6)
UltraClear products
(12)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(23)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Betahistine
(3)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(31)
Moclobemide
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Inosine
(26)
Rolfing
(26)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(22)
Nexavir
(9)
Pall Protocol
(11)
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
(5)
Isagenix
(5)

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