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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,535 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(522)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(533)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(511)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(432)
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)
(412)
Diet changes
(467)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(431)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(414)
B vitamins
(419)
Vitamin D
(386)
Avoid alcohol
(406)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(385)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(361)
Stretching
(383)
Probiotics
(368)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(370)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(338)
Magnesium (oral)
(343)
Caffeine
(348)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(353)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(337)
Massage
(345)
Coenzyme Q10
(305)
Meditation
(313)
Omega 3,6,9
(324)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(316)
Melatonin
(296)
Do absolutely Nothing
(140)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(167)
Relaxation techniques
(126)
Regular exercise program
(187)
Gluten-free diet
(221)
Complete stillness & quiet
(122)
Acupuncture
(260)
Avoid known allergens
(135)
Sublingual B12
(190)
Yoga
(241)
Antibiotics
(201)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(202)
Change job
(199)
Chiropractic
(217)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(215)
Alcohol
(213)
B12 injections
(189)
L-Carnitine
(189)
Avoid mold
(155)
Aspirin
(154)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(153)
Calcium
(48)
Homeopathy
(180)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(188)
Vitamin E
(87)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(157)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(75)
Iron
(40)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(103)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(165)
D-Ribose
(90)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
Flaxseed oil
(33)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(135)
gardening/nature
(17)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Thyroid hormone
(51)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(124)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(79)
Malic Acid
(148)
Adequate sleep
(7)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
Adequate rest
(6)
Mindfulness
(127)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(148)
Anti-yeast diet
(56)
Vitamin A
(59)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(141)
paleo/primal diet
(11)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(2)
DHEA
(53)
Gingko Biloba
(78)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Chinese herbs
(113)
5-HTP
(76)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(56)
Azathioprine
(2)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(138)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(139)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(131)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
Yeast treatments
(120)
vegetarian diet
(7)
Lamictal
(4)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Trazodone
(83)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(126)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
bicycle with power options
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
ativan
(7)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(57)
Lyrica
(13)
NADH
(105)
vegan diet
(3)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(115)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
MCT oil
(1)
Interferential TENS
(10)
"Recuperation"
(49)
Savella
(3)
horseback therapy
(4)
Provigil (modafinil)
(114)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(109)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Ubiquinol
(36)
SAM-E
(95)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(15)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(91)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
MSM
(52)
Nystatin
(18)
Taurine
(9)
Theanine
(12)
Antivirals
(80)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Olive Leaf Extract
(38)
Licorice Root Extract
(37)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Guainfenesin
(57)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Siffrol
(1)
Cortisol (compounded)
(14)
Adrenal Stress End
(14)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(29)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Raw food diet
(23)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Methylation treatments
(67)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Iodine
(55)
T3
(52)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(56)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Reiki
(34)
Doxycycline
(37)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(59)
Cool shower following exertion
(85)
Tai Chi
(94)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(89)
Kavinace
(1)
Skin brushing
(62)
Osteopathy
(70)
Bowen Technique
(7)
NAET for allergies
(7)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Testosterone
(88)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
ALA
(45)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Wheelchair
(60)
Brainwave audio CD's
(64)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Afipran
(1)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(62)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Ritalin
(38)
Cordyceps
(11)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(16)
NAC
(35)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Valtrex
(11)
Kinesiology
(40)
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)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Sophora root
(3)
Qigong
(47)
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)
Metanx
(1)
Ionized Water
(53)
Proamatine
(2)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
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)
Inosine
(27)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
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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