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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,856 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

282 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(555)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(193)
Rest
(567)
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)
(445)
Wheelchair
(64)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(88)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(360)
Avoid biotoxins
(81)
Complete stillness & quiet
(149)
Diet changes
(503)
Meditation
(341)
Avoid known allergens
(145)
Gluten-free diet
(245)
Change job
(209)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(395)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Avoid alcohol
(438)
Yeast treatments
(125)
Avoid mold
(166)
"Recuperation"
(53)
Adequate sleep
(44)
Adequate rest
(44)
T3
(57)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Relaxation techniques
(151)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(363)
Oxytocin
(19)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(179)
Mindfulness
(139)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(204)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(219)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Do absolutely Nothing
(164)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(444)
Massage
(366)
Thyroid hormone
(59)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Probiotics
(397)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(464)
ketogenic diet
(10)
paleo/primal diet
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(48)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(22)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Mobic
(14)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(369)
Reiki
(39)
Ayurveda
(37)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Qigong
(53)
Sinus Surgery
(6)
vegetarian diet
(18)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(463)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(67)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
Marijuana
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
EECP
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Stretching
(409)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(165)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
B vitamins
(453)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Earthing
(18)
Nystatin
(22)
Nexavir
(9)
Antivirals
(84)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(91)
Theta Healing
(6)
carnitine
(6)
Liposomal Glutathione
(29)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Robaxin
(3)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Cordyceps
(13)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Malic Acid
(152)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Myer's Cocktail
(41)
Magnesium (topical)
(74)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Azilect
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
Horizant
(1)
ketotifen
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(12)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(95)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(168)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(165)
Osteopathy
(75)
Vitamin D
(419)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Baclofen
(29)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(379)
Neurofeedback
(27)
gardening/nature
(31)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Famvir
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
NAC
(41)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
Sublingual B12
(211)
MCT oil
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Testosterone
(93)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Theanine
(15)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Yoga
(262)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(275)
ALA
(49)
Coenzyme Q10
(329)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(390)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Lamictal
(9)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
D-Ribose
(101)
Iron
(53)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(349)
Ubiquinol
(44)
GcMAF
(6)
Taurine
(11)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Afipran
(1)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
Chinese herbs
(121)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(2)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(143)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Ionized Water
(55)
Chiropractic
(231)
Kinesiology
(45)
L-Carnitine
(202)
Homeopathy
(192)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(339)
Savella
(3)
Valtrex
(14)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(136)
vegan diet
(9)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Ritalin
(43)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Pregabalin
(4)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
EPA-DHA
(58)
Iodine
(58)
5-HTP
(82)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(414)
DHEA
(59)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Skin brushing
(68)
Formula 3030
(2)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
NADH
(110)
Melatonin
(316)
Cool shower following exertion
(92)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Antibiotics
(215)
Sophora root
(4)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(70)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(83)
Brainwave audio CD's
(68)
MSM
(53)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(172)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(86)
Aspirin
(167)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
DMG
(24)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Hot showers
(8)
Doxycycline
(43)
Raw food diet
(27)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Sauna
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(65)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(38)
Vitamin E
(95)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Inosine
(29)
Flaxseed oil
(43)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Tai Chi
(103)
Calcium
(61)
Vitamin A
(66)
ativan
(10)
Hot baths
(6)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Olive Leaf Extract
(43)
Lyrica
(25)
Marshall protocol
(11)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
SAM-E
(102)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(200)
Undenatured whey protein
(78)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(40)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(158)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Rebounder
(32)
Trazodone
(89)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(136)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(148)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(148)
Caffeine
(373)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(572)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(110)
Regular exercise program
(206)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(134)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(223)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(118)
Alcohol
(228)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(126)

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