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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,963 members)

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288 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(582)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(589)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(566)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(479)
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)
(458)
Diet changes
(521)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(477)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(455)
B vitamins
(466)
Vitamin D
(432)
Avoid alcohol
(449)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(422)
Probiotics
(411)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(397)
Stretching
(419)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(407)
Magnesium (oral)
(380)
Caffeine
(386)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(369)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(390)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(371)
Massage
(379)
Coenzyme Q10
(334)
Meditation
(348)
Omega 3,6,9
(358)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(348)
Do absolutely Nothing
(175)
Melatonin
(322)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(204)
Relaxation techniques
(159)
Complete stillness & quiet
(161)
Gluten-free diet
(258)
Regular exercise program
(214)
Acupuncture
(286)
Sublingual B12
(214)
Avoid known allergens
(156)
Yoga
(268)
Antibiotics
(220)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(224)
Change job
(217)
Chiropractic
(240)
Adequate rest
(58)
Adequate sleep
(58)
B12 injections
(209)
Alcohol
(231)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(225)
L-Carnitine
(204)
Avoid mold
(171)
Aspirin
(172)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(210)
Calcium
(65)
Homeopathy
(197)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(167)
Vitamin E
(99)
gardening/nature
(41)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(92)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(172)
Iron
(57)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(181)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(179)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(116)
D-Ribose
(104)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(138)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(149)
Flaxseed oil
(45)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(166)
Hot baths
(17)
Hot showers
(16)
Thyroid hormone
(62)
Mindfulness
(143)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(169)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(87)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(161)
Malic Acid
(154)
Marijuana
(10)
Vitamin A
(70)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(153)
paleo/primal diet
(26)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(72)
Gingko Biloba
(91)
Anti-yeast diet
(66)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(152)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(4)
progressive fasting (1 day, later 2 days, later 3 days, etc.)
(2)
Chinese herbs
(124)
Fecal Microbiota Transplant
(1)
carnitine
(7)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(152)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(6)
DHEA
(63)
Piracetam
(1)
Nimodipine
(1)
5-HTP
(86)
vegetarian diet
(21)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(7)
Heparin
(1)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(140)
ketotifen
(2)
desmopressin
(2)
Lyrica
(30)
Sauna
(4)
Yeast treatments
(125)
Pregabalin
(5)
Trazodone
(94)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(138)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(110)
Mirapex
(1)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(69)
ice baths
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Azilect
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(129)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(9)
Ultram (tramadol)
(98)
Lamictal
(12)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
NADH
(112)
Sinus Surgery
(8)
Lithium orotate
(4)
Provigil (modafinil)
(125)
Avoid biotoxins
(83)
ketogenic diet
(14)
ativan
(13)
Diflucan--antifungals
(36)
"Recuperation"
(57)
Azathioprine
(2)
vegan diet
(10)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Ubiquinol
(47)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
bicycle with power options
(10)
SAM-E
(105)
Undenatured whey protein
(80)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(120)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(75)
Interferential TENS
(14)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(96)
EPA-DHA
(60)
Magnesium (topical)
(80)
Antivirals
(85)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(37)
Theanine
(19)
MSM
(55)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(91)
MCT oil
(1)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(39)
Nystatin
(22)
Licorice Root Extract
(41)
Savella
(3)
Guainfenesin
(59)
horseback therapy
(4)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Robaxin
(3)
Taurine
(12)
MAF 878
(1)
T3
(59)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Bioidentical estrogen
(20)
Hypnotherapy
(27)
Skin brushing
(75)
Adrenal Stress End
(18)
Raw food diet
(28)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(98)
Cortisol (compounded)
(17)
Iodine
(59)
Tai Chi
(105)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Doxycycline
(44)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
Osteopathy
(78)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Reiki
(40)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Testosterone
(94)
Siffrol
(1)
Lymphatic Massage
(62)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
ALA
(50)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(34)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(56)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(70)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(84)
Brainwave audio CD's
(70)
Bowen Technique
(11)
Wheelchair
(66)
Betaine-HCl
(68)
NAET for allergies
(9)
NAC
(44)
Ritalin
(43)
Kavinace
(1)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Kinesiology
(47)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Cordyceps
(13)
Valtrex
(15)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Afipran
(1)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Chelation treatments
(50)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Co-codamol
(27)
Mobic
(15)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Theta Healing
(6)
Qigong
(54)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(18)
Liposomal Glutathione
(32)
Ayurveda
(38)
Oxymatrine
(8)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(59)
Zeolith
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Valcyte
(2)
Famvir
(4)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Sophora root
(5)
MAF 314
(1)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Oxytocin
(20)
Rebounder
(33)
Myer's Cocktail
(46)
Ionized Water
(57)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Soak feet in cold water
(45)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
Baclofen
(29)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Earthing
(18)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Neurofeedback
(30)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(37)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Inosine
(30)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Betahistine
(3)
Rolfing
(29)
Moclobemide
(1)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(11)
DMG
(26)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Nexavir
(9)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Phenocane
(1)
Formula 3030
(2)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Ampligen
(8)
Lightning Process
(16)
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
(8)
Isagenix
(7)

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