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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,775 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

278 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(539)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(189)
Rest
(549)
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)
(434)
Wheelchair
(63)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(352)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(82)
Avoid biotoxins
(81)
Diet changes
(488)
Meditation
(333)
Complete stillness & quiet
(145)
Avoid known allergens
(144)
Gluten-free diet
(233)
Change job
(208)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(384)
Methylation treatments
(69)
Avoid alcohol
(428)
Yeast treatments
(123)
T3
(53)
Avoid mold
(166)
Perrin Technique
(9)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Adequate rest
(33)
Relaxation techniques
(146)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(350)
Mindfulness
(139)
Oxytocin
(19)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(174)
B12 injections
(197)
Adequate sleep
(32)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Massage
(362)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(13)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(215)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(435)
Do absolutely Nothing
(158)
Probiotics
(385)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(452)
Anti-yeast diet
(61)
paleo/primal diet
(18)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
Thyroid hormone
(55)
Betahistine
(3)
Magnesium (oral)
(360)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(20)
Reiki
(39)
Mobic
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Lymphatic Massage
(60)
Ayurveda
(36)
ketogenic diet
(8)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Qigong
(53)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(3)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(451)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
MAF 878
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Diflucan--antifungals
(32)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(66)
Co-codamol
(26)
B vitamins
(441)
Stretching
(402)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(160)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Antivirals
(82)
Proamatine
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
vegetarian diet
(15)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(64)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(90)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(19)
Theta Healing
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Cordyceps
(13)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Robaxin
(3)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Malic Acid
(151)
Earthing
(17)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Betaine-HCl
(66)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Marijuana
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(159)
Vitamin D
(408)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
carnitine
(2)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(165)
gardening/nature
(28)
Liposomal Glutathione
(28)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(370)
Baclofen
(29)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(52)
Sublingual B12
(199)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(7)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(106)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
ALA
(47)
Phenocane
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Armour Thyroid
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Yoga
(252)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Theanine
(15)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Testosterone
(90)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Osteopathy
(73)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
NAC
(39)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(380)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(272)
Famvir
(3)
Lamictal
(8)
D-Ribose
(98)
Coenzyme Q10
(320)
Omega 3,6,9
(341)
Iron
(48)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Taurine
(10)
Chinese herbs
(118)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(139)
GcMAF
(6)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Afipran
(1)
L-Carnitine
(198)
Ritalin
(38)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
Ubiquinol
(39)
Ionized Water
(55)
Homeopathy
(189)
Pregabalin
(2)
Kinesiology
(45)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(330)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Valtrex
(13)
Savella
(3)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(406)
Chiropractic
(225)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
5-HTP
(78)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(131)
EPA-DHA
(56)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(5)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
DHEA
(55)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Iodine
(58)
vegan diet
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Skin brushing
(66)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(34)
Moclobemide
(1)
NADH
(109)
Formula 3030
(2)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(67)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Melatonin
(307)
Sophora root
(4)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Antibiotics
(211)
MSM
(54)
Aspirin
(161)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(170)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(85)
Raw food diet
(26)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Hot showers
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Hot baths
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Vitamin E
(93)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
DMG
(23)
Reishi mushrooms
(25)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(79)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Calcium
(57)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(34)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(63)
Doxycycline
(41)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Inosine
(29)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Vitamin A
(66)
Marshall protocol
(10)
ativan
(10)
Tai Chi
(102)
Flaxseed oil
(38)
Gingko Biloba
(85)
Olive Leaf Extract
(40)
SAM-E
(99)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(200)
Lyrica
(21)
Undenatured whey protein
(76)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(157)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Rebounder
(32)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Trazodone
(86)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(134)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(145)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(145)
Caffeine
(365)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(556)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Regular exercise program
(198)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(146)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(221)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(123)

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