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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,806 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

281 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(559)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(563)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(548)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(458)
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)
(440)
Diet changes
(496)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(441)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(458)
B vitamins
(447)
Vitamin D
(414)
Avoid alcohol
(432)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(410)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(386)
Probiotics
(393)
Stretching
(405)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(390)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(358)
Magnesium (oral)
(367)
Caffeine
(369)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(374)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(356)
Massage
(365)
Coenzyme Q10
(327)
Meditation
(336)
Omega 3,6,9
(346)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(334)
Melatonin
(314)
Do absolutely Nothing
(162)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(191)
Relaxation techniques
(147)
Complete stillness & quiet
(148)
Regular exercise program
(203)
Gluten-free diet
(240)
Acupuncture
(274)
Sublingual B12
(205)
Avoid known allergens
(145)
Yoga
(258)
Antibiotics
(215)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(217)
Change job
(210)
Chiropractic
(229)
Alcohol
(224)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(222)
B12 injections
(200)
Adequate rest
(39)
Adequate sleep
(39)
L-Carnitine
(200)
Avoid mold
(167)
Calcium
(61)
Aspirin
(164)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(163)
Homeopathy
(190)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(200)
Vitamin E
(96)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(87)
Iron
(51)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(166)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(177)
gardening/nature
(29)
D-Ribose
(100)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(111)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(171)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(136)
Flaxseed oil
(41)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(139)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Mindfulness
(140)
Thyroid hormone
(57)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(162)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(157)
Malic Acid
(152)
Vitamin A
(67)
carnitine
(4)
Hot baths
(4)
paleo/primal diet
(20)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Marijuana
(3)
Gingko Biloba
(87)
Hot showers
(4)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(10)
Armour Thyroid
(2)
ketotifen
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(145)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(64)
Chinese herbs
(120)
alpha - gpc
(1)
vegetarian diet
(17)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(147)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
DHEA
(58)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Mirapex
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Sauna
(1)
5-HTP
(80)
thyroid operation
(1)
Horizant
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Azilect
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Pregabalin
(2)
Yeast treatments
(124)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(134)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Lyrica
(22)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(106)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Lamictal
(9)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
Trazodone
(86)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(124)
Sinus Surgery
(5)
NADH
(110)
Azathioprine
(2)
vegan diet
(8)
ketogenic diet
(9)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
ativan
(10)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
"Recuperation"
(53)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(90)
Interferential TENS
(13)
SAM-E
(102)
Undenatured whey protein
(78)
Ubiquinol
(41)
MCT oil
(1)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
MSM
(54)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(69)
EPA-DHA
(56)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(35)
Antivirals
(83)
Olive Leaf Extract
(43)
Savella
(3)
horseback therapy
(4)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Theanine
(15)
Nystatin
(21)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(37)
MAF 878
(1)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Robaxin
(3)
Magnesium (topical)
(73)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Taurine
(10)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(21)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(84)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Raw food diet
(27)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Methylation treatments
(72)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Iodine
(59)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
T3
(55)
Reiki
(40)
Doxycycline
(43)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
Tai Chi
(102)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(13)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Siffrol
(1)
Osteopathy
(76)
Skin brushing
(68)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Testosterone
(90)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Bowen Technique
(10)
ALA
(48)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Wheelchair
(64)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(66)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(81)
Kavinace
(1)
NAC
(39)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Ritalin
(40)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Kinesiology
(45)
Cordyceps
(13)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Afipran
(1)
Valtrex
(13)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Chelation treatments
(48)
Co-codamol
(27)
Theta Healing
(6)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Mobic
(13)
Qigong
(53)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Zeolith
(4)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Ayurveda
(37)
Liposomal Glutathione
(29)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Valcyte
(2)
MAF 314
(1)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Famvir
(3)
Sophora root
(4)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Oxytocin
(19)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Rebounder
(32)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Ionized Water
(55)
Baclofen
(29)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Myer's Cocktail
(41)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Earthing
(17)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(35)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Inosine
(29)
Betahistine
(3)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Moclobemide
(1)
Rolfing
(27)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(23)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
Marshall protocol
(11)
Phenocane
(1)
Formula 3030
(2)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Lightning Process
(16)
Ampligen
(8)
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
(7)

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