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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,577 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(524)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(534)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(514)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(433)
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)
(413)
Diet changes
(467)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(416)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(432)
B vitamins
(421)
Vitamin D
(389)
Avoid alcohol
(407)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(387)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(363)
Probiotics
(370)
Stretching
(384)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(339)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(370)
Magnesium (oral)
(345)
Caffeine
(350)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(354)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(337)
Massage
(346)
Coenzyme Q10
(305)
Meditation
(314)
Omega 3,6,9
(325)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(316)
Melatonin
(297)
Do absolutely Nothing
(141)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(168)
Relaxation techniques
(127)
Regular exercise program
(188)
Gluten-free diet
(221)
Acupuncture
(261)
Complete stillness & quiet
(122)
Sublingual B12
(192)
Avoid known allergens
(135)
Yoga
(241)
Antibiotics
(201)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(203)
Change job
(199)
Chiropractic
(218)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(215)
Alcohol
(213)
B12 injections
(189)
L-Carnitine
(189)
Avoid mold
(155)
Calcium
(50)
Aspirin
(155)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(153)
Homeopathy
(180)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(188)
Vitamin E
(87)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(158)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(75)
Iron
(40)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(166)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(104)
D-Ribose
(92)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
Flaxseed oil
(34)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(135)
gardening/nature
(18)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(125)
Adequate sleep
(10)
Thyroid hormone
(51)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(80)
Malic Acid
(149)
Adequate rest
(9)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
Mindfulness
(127)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(149)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(142)
Anti-yeast diet
(56)
Vitamin A
(59)
paleo/primal diet
(11)
Chinese herbs
(114)
DHEA
(53)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(2)
Gingko Biloba
(78)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(140)
5-HTP
(76)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(56)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(140)
Azathioprine
(2)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(132)
Yeast treatments
(120)
Lamictal
(5)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
vegetarian diet
(7)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(127)
Trazodone
(83)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
Lyrica
(15)
ativan
(8)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(58)
bicycle with power options
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
NADH
(105)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(115)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
vegan diet
(3)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
MCT oil
(1)
Interferential TENS
(10)
"Recuperation"
(49)
Provigil (modafinil)
(115)
Savella
(3)
horseback therapy
(4)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(109)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Ubiquinol
(37)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
SAM-E
(95)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
MSM
(53)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(15)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(91)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
Theanine
(12)
Nystatin
(18)
Antivirals
(80)
Olive Leaf Extract
(39)
Taurine
(9)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Licorice Root Extract
(37)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(30)
Cortisol (compounded)
(14)
Siffrol
(1)
Adrenal Stress End
(14)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Raw food diet
(23)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(57)
Iodine
(55)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
T3
(52)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Reiki
(35)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Doxycycline
(37)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(59)
Cool shower following exertion
(86)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(90)
Tai Chi
(94)
Osteopathy
(71)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Skin brushing
(62)
Kavinace
(1)
Bowen Technique
(7)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Testosterone
(88)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
ALA
(45)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Brainwave audio CD's
(65)
Wheelchair
(60)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(62)
Afipran
(1)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
Cordyceps
(12)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Ritalin
(38)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
NAC
(36)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kinesiology
(40)
Valtrex
(11)
Crystal Light Therapy
(3)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(59)
Theta Healing
(3)
Zeolith
(3)
Mobic
(12)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Co-codamol
(21)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Valcyte
(2)
MAF 314
(1)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Famvir
(3)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Qigong
(48)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Sophora root
(3)
Ayurveda
(33)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Oxytocin
(18)
Rebounder
(31)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Baclofen
(29)
Ionized Water
(53)
Metanx
(1)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Earthing
(14)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Lansoprazole
(9)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Betahistine
(3)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Inosine
(27)
Moclobemide
(1)
Rolfing
(27)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(23)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
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
(7)
Isagenix
(6)

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