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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,883 members)

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283 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(558)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(197)
Rest
(571)
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)
(449)
Wheelchair
(66)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(363)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Complete stillness & quiet
(152)
Avoid known allergens
(148)
Diet changes
(507)
Meditation
(343)
Gluten-free diet
(249)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(398)
Change job
(211)
Adequate rest
(47)
Avoid alcohol
(441)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Adequate sleep
(47)
Yeast treatments
(125)
T3
(58)
"Recuperation"
(54)
Relaxation techniques
(154)
Avoid mold
(168)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(365)
Mindfulness
(141)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(180)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Do absolutely Nothing
(167)
B12 injections
(205)
Anti-yeast diet
(65)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(221)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(447)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Massage
(369)
Marijuana
(6)
Thyroid hormone
(59)
Probiotics
(402)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(468)
Oxytocin
(20)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
ketogenic diet
(10)
paleo/primal diet
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Magnesium (oral)
(373)
Mobic
(14)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
Reiki
(39)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Ayurveda
(37)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Sinus Surgery
(6)
Qigong
(53)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(466)
Liposomal Glutathione
(31)
vegetarian diet
(19)
Lithium orotate
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
EECP
(1)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
Stretching
(413)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(167)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
ketotifen
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
Earthing
(18)
B vitamins
(457)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(22)
Antivirals
(84)
Theta Healing
(6)
carnitine
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Robaxin
(3)
Cordyceps
(13)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Malic Acid
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Myer's Cocktail
(42)
Magnesium (topical)
(74)
Kavinace
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Horizant
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(169)
Guainfenesin
(59)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(95)
gardening/nature
(34)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(166)
Osteopathy
(75)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Vitamin D
(423)
Baclofen
(29)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(382)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Zeolith
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Famvir
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Theanine
(16)
Testosterone
(94)
Sublingual B12
(212)
ice baths
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
NAC
(42)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(2)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Yoga
(263)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(277)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
ALA
(50)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(392)
Coenzyme Q10
(332)
Ultram (tramadol)
(97)
D-Ribose
(102)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(351)
Iron
(54)
Ubiquinol
(45)
Afipran
(1)
Sauna
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Taurine
(11)
Lamictal
(11)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(145)
Ionized Water
(56)
DHEA
(62)
Chinese herbs
(123)
Oxymatrine
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(2)
EPA-DHA
(59)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(343)
Kinesiology
(45)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Savella
(3)
Chiropractic
(232)
Valtrex
(14)
L-Carnitine
(203)
Homeopathy
(193)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(36)
vegan diet
(9)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(137)
Ritalin
(43)
5-HTP
(83)
Iodine
(58)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(416)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Skin brushing
(70)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Formula 3030
(2)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Melatonin
(317)
NADH
(112)
DMG
(25)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Sophora root
(5)
Pregabalin
(5)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(71)
Antibiotics
(217)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(174)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(88)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(83)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(68)
MSM
(53)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(8)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Aspirin
(169)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Doxycycline
(43)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Raw food diet
(27)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(55)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(38)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Vitamin E
(96)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Hot baths
(9)
Flaxseed oil
(44)
Hot showers
(10)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
ativan
(11)
Inosine
(30)
Tai Chi
(104)
Calcium
(62)
Vitamin A
(67)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(17)
Lyrica
(26)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
SAM-E
(104)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(202)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Undenatured whey protein
(79)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(160)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Trazodone
(90)
Rebounder
(32)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(137)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(148)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(148)
Caffeine
(377)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(576)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(112)
Regular exercise program
(208)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(135)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(223)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(148)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(118)
Alcohol
(229)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(128)

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