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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,775 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

278 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(549)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(556)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(539)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(452)
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)
(434)
Diet changes
(488)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(435)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(451)
B vitamins
(441)
Vitamin D
(408)
Avoid alcohol
(428)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(406)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(380)
Stretching
(402)
Probiotics
(385)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(384)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(352)
Magnesium (oral)
(360)
Caffeine
(365)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(370)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(350)
Massage
(362)
Coenzyme Q10
(320)
Meditation
(333)
Omega 3,6,9
(341)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(330)
Do absolutely Nothing
(158)
Melatonin
(307)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(189)
Relaxation techniques
(146)
Complete stillness & quiet
(145)
Regular exercise program
(198)
Gluten-free diet
(233)
Acupuncture
(272)
Avoid known allergens
(144)
Sublingual B12
(199)
Yoga
(252)
Antibiotics
(211)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(215)
Change job
(208)
Chiropractic
(225)
Alcohol
(221)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
B12 injections
(197)
L-Carnitine
(198)
Avoid mold
(166)
Adequate rest
(33)
Adequate sleep
(32)
Calcium
(57)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(200)
Homeopathy
(189)
Aspirin
(161)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(159)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(85)
Vitamin E
(93)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(165)
Iron
(48)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(174)
gardening/nature
(28)
D-Ribose
(98)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(170)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(131)
Flaxseed oil
(38)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(139)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Mindfulness
(139)
Thyroid hormone
(55)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(157)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(160)
Malic Acid
(151)
Vitamin A
(66)
Anti-yeast diet
(61)
paleo/primal diet
(18)
carnitine
(2)
Gingko Biloba
(85)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Armour Thyroid
(1)
Marijuana
(1)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(145)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(63)
Mirapex
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Hot showers
(1)
Hot baths
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Chinese herbs
(118)
vegetarian diet
(15)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(3)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(145)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(7)
thyroid operation
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(146)
Pregabalin
(2)
DHEA
(55)
5-HTP
(78)
Yeast treatments
(123)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(134)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(106)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(5)
Lyrica
(21)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
Lamictal
(8)
Trazodone
(86)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(64)
Azathioprine
(2)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(123)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
NADH
(109)
bicycle with power options
(8)
vegan diet
(7)
ketogenic diet
(8)
ativan
(10)
Avoid biotoxins
(81)
Diflucan--antifungals
(32)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(90)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Interferential TENS
(13)
MCT oil
(1)
Undenatured whey protein
(76)
Ubiquinol
(39)
SAM-E
(99)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Savella
(3)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
MSM
(54)
EPA-DHA
(56)
horseback therapy
(4)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
Theanine
(15)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Antivirals
(82)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(67)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Olive Leaf Extract
(40)
Nystatin
(19)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(34)
Taurine
(10)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(20)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Raw food diet
(26)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(82)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Methylation treatments
(69)
Iodine
(58)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(13)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
Reiki
(39)
T3
(53)
Siffrol
(1)
Tai Chi
(102)
Doxycycline
(41)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Skin brushing
(66)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Osteopathy
(73)
Testosterone
(90)
Lymphatic Massage
(60)
Bowen Technique
(10)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
NAET for allergies
(9)
ALA
(47)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Kavinace
(1)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(66)
Wheelchair
(63)
Betaine-HCl
(66)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(79)
NAC
(39)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Kinesiology
(45)
Cordyceps
(13)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Reishi mushrooms
(25)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Afipran
(1)
Ritalin
(38)
Valtrex
(13)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Co-codamol
(26)
Theta Healing
(6)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Mobic
(12)
Qigong
(53)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Zeolith
(4)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ayurveda
(36)
Liposomal Glutathione
(28)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Valcyte
(2)
MAF 314
(1)
Famvir
(3)
Sophora root
(4)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(52)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Oxytocin
(19)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Rebounder
(32)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Ionized Water
(55)
Baclofen
(29)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Earthing
(17)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(34)
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
(10)
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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