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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,679 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

269 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(533)
Rest
(543)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(183)
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)
(429)
Wheelchair
(63)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(347)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(80)
Meditation
(328)
Diet changes
(482)
Avoid known allergens
(143)
Complete stillness & quiet
(139)
Gluten-free diet
(229)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Change job
(207)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(380)
Yeast treatments
(122)
Avoid alcohol
(423)
T3
(52)
Avoid mold
(163)
Perrin Technique
(9)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(348)
Relaxation techniques
(143)
Mindfulness
(136)
Oxytocin
(19)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(172)
Adequate rest
(27)
Adequate sleep
(26)
B12 injections
(193)
paleo/primal diet
(15)
Massage
(357)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(212)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(431)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(11)
Probiotics
(380)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Do absolutely Nothing
(155)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(448)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Anti-yeast diet
(60)
Betahistine
(3)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(46)
Magnesium (oral)
(355)
Mobic
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Thyroid hormone
(52)
Reiki
(38)
Ayurveda
(36)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(2)
Lymphatic Massage
(59)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Qigong
(52)
ketogenic diet
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(15)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(446)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(1)
EECP
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Co-codamol
(26)
Antivirals
(80)
Stretching
(399)
B vitamins
(435)
Theta Healing
(5)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(63)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
Diflucan--antifungals
(31)
Proamatine
(2)
Lithium orotate
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(157)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(64)
Cordyceps
(12)
vegetarian diet
(12)
Interferential TENS
(12)
Nexavir
(9)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Nystatin
(19)
Malic Acid
(150)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Robaxin
(3)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Crystal Light Therapy
(4)
Earthing
(15)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Mirapex
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(87)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(157)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(164)
Vitamin D
(404)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(366)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(6)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Baclofen
(29)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Sublingual B12
(196)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Theanine
(12)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(104)
gardening/nature
(26)
Phenocane
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Yoga
(248)
NAC
(37)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
ALA
(46)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Osteopathy
(73)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Acupuncture
(269)
Testosterone
(89)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(376)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
D-Ribose
(95)
Lamictal
(8)
Coenzyme Q10
(315)
Taurine
(9)
Ubiquinol
(38)
Omega 3,6,9
(338)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Chinese herbs
(116)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(137)
GcMAF
(6)
Isagenix
(6)
vegan diet
(6)
Iron
(47)
Afipran
(1)
Ionized Water
(53)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Ritalin
(38)
L-Carnitine
(195)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Homeopathy
(187)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(327)
Pregabalin
(2)
Kinesiology
(42)
Savella
(3)
EPA-DHA
(54)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(403)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Chiropractic
(223)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(129)
5-HTP
(76)
Valtrex
(11)
DHEA
(54)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Skin brushing
(63)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(34)
Moclobemide
(1)
Iodine
(55)
Formula 3030
(2)
Bowen Technique
(9)
NADH
(107)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(66)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Raw food diet
(25)
Melatonin
(303)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Antibiotics
(208)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
MSM
(54)
Aspirin
(160)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(169)
Cool shower following exertion
(89)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(81)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
MCT oil
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Vitamin E
(90)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
DMG
(23)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Calcium
(56)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(32)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Doxycycline
(40)
Soak feet in cold water
(42)
Inosine
(28)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(59)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Vitamin A
(62)
bicycle with power options
(7)
ativan
(10)
Marshall protocol
(10)
Tai Chi
(101)
Flaxseed oil
(37)
Olive Leaf Extract
(39)
Gingko Biloba
(84)
Provigil (modafinil)
(117)
Lyrica
(20)
SAM-E
(97)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(199)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(63)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(153)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Rebounder
(31)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(34)
Trazodone
(84)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(143)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(143)
Caffeine
(361)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(551)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Regular exercise program
(197)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(129)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(219)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(144)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(160)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(220)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(122)

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