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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,456 members)

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254 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(496)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(162)
Rest
(509)
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)
(402)
Wheelchair
(58)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(327)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(79)
Avoid biotoxins
(76)
Avoid known allergens
(130)
Meditation
(303)
Diet changes
(456)
Complete stillness & quiet
(114)
Change job
(195)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(361)
Methylation treatments
(63)
Gluten-free diet
(214)
T3
(50)
Avoid mold
(151)
Yeast treatments
(118)
Avoid alcohol
(397)
Mindfulness
(123)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(329)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(158)
"Recuperation"
(46)
Relaxation techniques
(119)
Do absolutely Nothing
(131)
B12 injections
(181)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(53)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(196)
Oxytocin
(18)
Massage
(338)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(403)
Probiotics
(359)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(421)
Thyroid hormone
(45)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Betahistine
(3)
Mobic
(11)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(43)
NAET for allergies
(6)
Anti-yeast diet
(52)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(53)
Lymphatic Massage
(53)
Magnesium (oral)
(331)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Sinus Surgery
(2)
Robaxin
(2)
Theta Healing
(3)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(12)
Nystatin
(15)
Co-codamol
(18)
Stretching
(372)
Qigong
(46)
Adrenal Stress End
(13)
paleo/primal diet
(7)
horseback therapy
(4)
Transfer Factors
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Antivirals
(78)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(153)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(88)
Cordyceps
(11)
B vitamins
(406)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(419)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(15)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(60)
Chelation treatments
(44)
Diflucan--antifungals
(28)
Nexavir
(9)
Ayurveda
(32)
vegetarian diet
(3)
ketogenic diet
(3)
Reiki
(33)
Betaine-HCl
(63)
Ubiquinol
(30)
Theanine
(10)
ALA
(42)
Guainfenesin
(56)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(342)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(50)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Kavinace
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(82)
Malic Acid
(146)
Earthing
(12)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(99)
Baclofen
(27)
Myer's Cocktail
(38)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
gardening/nature
(9)
Sublingual B12
(180)
Vitamin D
(373)
Crystal Light Therapy
(2)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Liposomal Glutathione
(25)
bicycle with power options
(3)
Zeolith
(3)
Interferential TENS
(7)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Taurine
(7)
NAC
(31)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(87)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
Magnesium (topical)
(64)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(76)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(155)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(149)
Phenocane
(1)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(1)
vegan diet
(1)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Acupuncture
(255)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Sodium Valproate
(6)
Ultram (tramadol)
(92)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(2)
Savella
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Ionized Water
(50)
Chinese herbs
(112)
Kinesiology
(38)
Testosterone
(88)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(354)
Fentanyl patch
(13)
Osteopathy
(69)
Ritalin
(37)
Coenzyme Q10
(296)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Isagenix
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
UVA-URSI
(10)
Hypnotherapy
(20)
Omega 3,6,9
(314)
Pall Protocol
(11)
GcMAF
(6)
NK stim supplements
(6)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(308)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Yoga
(231)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(122)
EPA-DHA
(49)
D-Ribose
(87)
Homeopathy
(178)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(131)
L-Carnitine
(186)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(373)
5-HTP
(70)
Chiropractic
(211)
Bioidentical estrogen
(15)
ativan
(4)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Licorice Root Extract
(33)
Valtrex
(10)
DHEA
(51)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(52)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(23)
MSM
(47)
Skin brushing
(59)
NADH
(102)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Antibiotics
(196)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Reishi mushrooms
(20)
Formula 3030
(1)
Moclobemide
(1)
Iodine
(53)
Brainwave audio CD's
(61)
Lightning Process
(15)
DMG
(22)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(31)
Lamictal
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Melatonin
(289)
Iron
(33)
Flaxseed oil
(29)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(159)
Aspirin
(151)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(31)
Vitamin E
(82)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(50)
Rolfing
(26)
Metanx
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Afipran
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(77)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(68)
Raw food diet
(21)
Cool shower following exertion
(81)
Cortisol (compounded)
(13)
Gingko Biloba
(74)
Doxycycline
(36)
Inosine
(26)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(28)
Lansoprazole
(8)
Vitamin A
(55)
Calcium
(45)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(57)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(49)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Tai Chi
(91)
Soak feet in cold water
(40)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(184)
Olive Leaf Extract
(35)
Provigil (modafinil)
(113)
Lyrica
(12)
Undenatured whey protein
(71)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
SAM-E
(93)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(145)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(55)
Rebounder
(29)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(106)
Trazodone
(82)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(31)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(133)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(128)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(139)
Caffeine
(340)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(517)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(100)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(124)
Regular exercise program
(180)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(210)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(135)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(155)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(112)
Alcohol
(208)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(111)

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