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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,834 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

281 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(563)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(568)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(551)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(461)
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)
(444)
Diet changes
(501)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(462)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(442)
B vitamins
(450)
Vitamin D
(417)
Avoid alcohol
(436)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(413)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(389)
Probiotics
(395)
Stretching
(406)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(395)
Magnesium (oral)
(369)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(360)
Caffeine
(370)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(362)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(375)
Massage
(366)
Coenzyme Q10
(329)
Meditation
(340)
Omega 3,6,9
(348)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(335)
Melatonin
(314)
Do absolutely Nothing
(162)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(193)
Relaxation techniques
(150)
Complete stillness & quiet
(149)
Gluten-free diet
(244)
Regular exercise program
(205)
Acupuncture
(275)
Sublingual B12
(208)
Avoid known allergens
(145)
Yoga
(260)
Antibiotics
(215)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(219)
Change job
(209)
Chiropractic
(229)
Alcohol
(226)
B12 injections
(202)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
Adequate rest
(42)
Adequate sleep
(42)
L-Carnitine
(202)
Avoid mold
(166)
Calcium
(61)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(165)
Aspirin
(164)
Homeopathy
(191)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(199)
Vitamin E
(95)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(86)
Iron
(52)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(167)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(178)
D-Ribose
(101)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(110)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(172)
gardening/nature
(30)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(136)
Flaxseed oil
(43)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(140)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(160)
Thyroid hormone
(58)
Mindfulness
(139)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(163)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(83)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(157)
Malic Acid
(152)
Vitamin A
(66)
Hot showers
(6)
carnitine
(5)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Hot baths
(5)
paleo/primal diet
(21)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(11)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(146)
Armour Thyroid
(3)
Marijuana
(3)
Chinese herbs
(121)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(65)
desmopressin
(1)
ketotifen
(1)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(147)
vegetarian diet
(18)
alpha - gpc
(1)
DHEA
(59)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
5-HTP
(82)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Mirapex
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Pregabalin
(3)
Yeast treatments
(125)
thyroid operation
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Azilect
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
Lyrica
(23)
Trazodone
(87)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Lamictal
(9)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(125)
Sinus Surgery
(6)
NADH
(110)
Azathioprine
(2)
vegan diet
(9)
Avoid biotoxins
(81)
ativan
(10)
bicycle with power options
(8)
ketogenic diet
(10)
Provigil (modafinil)
(121)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(91)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Ubiquinol
(43)
Interferential TENS
(13)
SAM-E
(102)
Undenatured whey protein
(78)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
MCT oil
(1)
EPA-DHA
(58)
Antivirals
(84)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(69)
Olive Leaf Extract
(43)
Nystatin
(22)
MSM
(53)
Savella
(3)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(38)
horseback therapy
(4)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Theanine
(15)
Robaxin
(3)
MAF 878
(1)
Magnesium (topical)
(73)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(87)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Guainfenesin
(58)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(22)
Taurine
(11)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Raw food diet
(27)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
T3
(56)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Iodine
(58)
Cool shower following exertion
(92)
Tai Chi
(103)
Doxycycline
(42)
Reiki
(39)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(13)
Siffrol
(1)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(94)
Skin brushing
(68)
Osteopathy
(75)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Testosterone
(91)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
ALA
(49)
Bowen Technique
(10)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Brainwave audio CD's
(68)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(82)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(67)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Wheelchair
(64)
Kavinace
(1)
NAC
(40)
Ritalin
(41)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Kinesiology
(45)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Cordyceps
(13)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Afipran
(1)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Valtrex
(14)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Co-codamol
(27)
Mobic
(14)
Theta Healing
(6)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
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)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
MAF 314
(1)
Famvir
(3)
Sophora root
(4)
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)
Myer's Cocktail
(41)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(48)
Earthing
(18)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(40)
UltraClear products
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Inosine
(29)
Betahistine
(3)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Moclobemide
(1)
Rolfing
(27)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
DMG
(24)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
Marshall protocol
(11)
Phenocane
(1)
Formula 3030
(2)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Lightning Process
(16)
Ampligen
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
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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