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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,619 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

262 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(528)
Rest
(538)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(178)
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)
(424)
Wheelchair
(62)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(346)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(80)
Diet changes
(477)
Meditation
(326)
Complete stillness & quiet
(135)
Avoid known allergens
(142)
Gluten-free diet
(227)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(377)
Change job
(203)
Yeast treatments
(121)
Avoid alcohol
(418)
Avoid mold
(161)
T3
(52)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(346)
Relaxation techniques
(140)
Mindfulness
(135)
Oxytocin
(19)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(170)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(192)
Massage
(356)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(209)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(426)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(11)
Probiotics
(378)
paleo/primal diet
(14)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(443)
Do absolutely Nothing
(152)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Anti-yeast diet
(60)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Betahistine
(3)
Magnesium (oral)
(354)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(46)
Mobic
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Thyroid hormone
(52)
Reiki
(38)
Ayurveda
(36)
Lymphatic Massage
(59)
Adequate rest
(22)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(2)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Adrenal Stress End
(15)
Adequate sleep
(21)
Qigong
(51)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Stretching
(395)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(442)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
MAF 878
(1)
EECP
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Antivirals
(80)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
B vitamins
(432)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
Theta Healing
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(157)
Proamatine
(2)
Lithium orotate
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(64)
Co-codamol
(25)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(61)
Cordyceps
(12)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(19)
Malic Acid
(150)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Robaxin
(3)
Interferential TENS
(11)
Crystal Light Therapy
(4)
Earthing
(15)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(87)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(157)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(363)
Vitamin D
(401)
vegetarian diet
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(163)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Baclofen
(29)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Sublingual B12
(194)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Theanine
(12)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(104)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(5)
Phenocane
(1)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
NAC
(37)
ALA
(46)
Yoga
(245)
Osteopathy
(73)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Acupuncture
(269)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Testosterone
(89)
UltraClear products
(12)
D-Ribose
(95)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(373)
Famvir
(3)
Lamictal
(8)
Coenzyme Q10
(314)
Ubiquinol
(38)
Taurine
(9)
gardening/nature
(24)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Omega 3,6,9
(335)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Chinese herbs
(116)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(137)
GcMAF
(6)
Isagenix
(6)
Ionized Water
(53)
Afipran
(1)
L-Carnitine
(194)
Ritalin
(38)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Homeopathy
(186)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Iron
(44)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Pregabalin
(2)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(324)
Kinesiology
(42)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(399)
Savella
(3)
EPA-DHA
(54)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
vegan diet
(4)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(129)
5-HTP
(76)
Chiropractic
(222)
Valtrex
(11)
DHEA
(54)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Skin brushing
(63)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Moclobemide
(1)
Iodine
(55)
Formula 3030
(2)
Bowen Technique
(9)
NADH
(107)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(168)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(64)
Antibiotics
(208)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Melatonin
(301)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Aspirin
(158)
MSM
(54)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(80)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
Raw food diet
(24)
Cool shower following exertion
(88)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Vitamin E
(89)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
DMG
(23)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Rolfing
(27)
Lightning Process
(16)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(62)
Calcium
(54)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(32)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Doxycycline
(40)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Inosine
(28)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(59)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Vitamin A
(61)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
bicycle with power options
(7)
ativan
(10)
Marshall protocol
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(35)
Tai Chi
(99)
Olive Leaf Extract
(39)
Gingko Biloba
(83)
Provigil (modafinil)
(117)
Lyrica
(20)
SAM-E
(97)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(198)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(62)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(151)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(112)
Rebounder
(31)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(34)
Trazodone
(84)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(142)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(143)
Caffeine
(357)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(546)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(108)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(129)
Regular exercise program
(195)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(219)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(143)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(160)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(219)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(121)

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