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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
(508)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(516)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(495)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(420)
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)
(401)
Diet changes
(455)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(419)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(402)
B vitamins
(405)
Avoid alcohol
(396)
Vitamin D
(373)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(372)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(353)
Stretching
(372)
Probiotics
(358)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(361)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(326)
Magnesium (oral)
(330)
Caffeine
(340)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(328)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(341)
Massage
(338)
Coenzyme Q10
(295)
Meditation
(302)
Omega 3,6,9
(313)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(307)
Melatonin
(289)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(161)
Do absolutely Nothing
(130)
Relaxation techniques
(119)
Regular exercise program
(180)
Gluten-free diet
(213)
Acupuncture
(254)
Complete stillness & quiet
(114)
Avoid known allergens
(129)
Sublingual B12
(180)
Antibiotics
(195)
Yoga
(231)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(196)
Change job
(195)
Chiropractic
(211)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(210)
Alcohol
(208)
B12 injections
(181)
L-Carnitine
(185)
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)
(99)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(68)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(158)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(159)
Iron
(33)
D-Ribose
(86)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(155)
Flaxseed oil
(28)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(131)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(121)
Malic Acid
(145)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(75)
Thyroid hormone
(45)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(153)
Mindfulness
(123)
gardening/nature
(8)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(145)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(139)
Vitamin A
(55)
Chinese herbs
(112)
Anti-yeast diet
(51)
DHEA
(51)
paleo/primal diet
(6)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(1)
Sinus Surgery
(2)
Gingko Biloba
(73)
Lamictal
(3)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(132)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(128)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(135)
5-HTP
(69)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(49)
Yeast treatments
(118)
Trazodone
(82)
vegetarian diet
(3)
bicycle with power options
(3)
ketogenic diet
(3)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(99)
Ultram (tramadol)
(92)
Lyrica
(12)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(124)
vegan diet
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
ativan
(4)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(52)
NADH
(102)
horseback therapy
(4)
Avoid biotoxins
(76)
Diflucan--antifungals
(27)
Savella
(2)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(111)
MAF 878
(1)
Interferential TENS
(7)
"Recuperation"
(46)
Provigil (modafinil)
(113)
Robaxin
(2)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(82)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(105)
SAM-E
(93)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
Undenatured whey protein
(71)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(112)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(12)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(88)
Ubiquinol
(30)
Taurine
(7)
MSM
(46)
Nystatin
(15)
EPA-DHA
(49)
Theanine
(9)
Antivirals
(78)
Siffrol
(1)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Olive Leaf Extract
(35)
Transfer Factors
(4)
Bioidentical estrogen
(15)
Adrenal Stress End
(13)
Cortisol (compounded)
(13)
Licorice Root Extract
(33)
Guainfenesin
(55)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(28)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Hypnotherapy
(20)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(79)
Raw food diet
(20)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Magnesium (topical)
(63)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(8)
Methylation treatments
(63)
T3
(50)
Iodine
(52)
Kavinace
(1)
Reiki
(32)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(51)
Bowen Technique
(7)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(57)
Doxycycline
(35)
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)
(14)
Valtrex
(10)
Kinesiology
(38)
Reishi mushrooms
(19)
Crystal Light Therapy
(2)
NAC
(30)
Theta Healing
(3)
Zeolith
(3)
Fentanyl patch
(13)
Chelation treatments
(44)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Mobic
(11)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(55)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Valcyte
(2)
IVIg infusions
(3)
MAF 314
(1)
Famvir
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Co-codamol
(17)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(5)
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)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
UVA-URSI
(9)
Rebounder
(28)
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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