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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,962 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

288 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(566)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(204)
Rest
(582)
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)
(458)
Wheelchair
(66)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(91)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(369)
Complete stillness & quiet
(161)
Avoid biotoxins
(83)
Diet changes
(521)
Avoid known allergens
(156)
Meditation
(348)
Gluten-free diet
(258)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(407)
Adequate rest
(58)
Change job
(217)
Adequate sleep
(58)
Avoid alcohol
(449)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Yeast treatments
(125)
T3
(59)
"Recuperation"
(57)
Relaxation techniques
(159)
Avoid mold
(171)
Mindfulness
(143)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(371)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(181)
Do absolutely Nothing
(175)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(209)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(7)
Anti-yeast diet
(66)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(59)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Thyroid hormone
(62)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(224)
Marijuana
(10)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(455)
Massage
(379)
paleo/primal diet
(26)
ketogenic diet
(14)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(479)
Probiotics
(411)
Oxytocin
(20)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
Chelation treatments
(50)
Magnesium (oral)
(380)
Betahistine
(3)
Reiki
(40)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Ayurveda
(38)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Mobic
(15)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Lymphatic Massage
(62)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(477)
vegetarian diet
(21)
Co-codamol
(27)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Lithium orotate
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
Fecal Microbiota Transplant
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
EECP
(1)
Liposomal Glutathione
(32)
Qigong
(54)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(98)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(70)
Interferential TENS
(14)
Diflucan--antifungals
(36)
Stretching
(419)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(96)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(169)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
ketotifen
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
desmopressin
(2)
B vitamins
(466)
Earthing
(18)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(22)
Theanine
(19)
Theta Healing
(6)
Antivirals
(85)
Robaxin
(3)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(69)
Cordyceps
(13)
Magnesium (topical)
(80)
carnitine
(7)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Betaine-HCl
(68)
gardening/nature
(41)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Malic Acid
(154)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(11)
Siffrol
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Nimodipine
(1)
Piracetam
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Guainfenesin
(59)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(167)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Vitamin D
(432)
progressive fasting (1 day, later 2 days, later 3 days, etc.)
(2)
Myer's Cocktail
(46)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(172)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(10)
Baclofen
(29)
NAC
(44)
Neurofeedback
(30)
Osteopathy
(78)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(390)
Zeolith
(4)
Famvir
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Sinus Surgery
(8)
Helminthic Therapy
(8)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(110)
Sublingual B12
(214)
Testosterone
(94)
MCT oil
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(87)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Adrenal Stress End
(18)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Hypnotherapy
(27)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Yoga
(268)
Acupuncture
(286)
UltraClear products
(12)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(397)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
ALA
(50)
Ultram (tramadol)
(98)
Omega 3,6,9
(358)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Coenzyme Q10
(334)
vegan diet
(10)
Bioidentical estrogen
(20)
Afipran
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
D-Ribose
(104)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(149)
Ionized Water
(57)
Iron
(57)
Ubiquinol
(47)
Taurine
(12)
Isagenix
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
DHEA
(63)
Chinese herbs
(124)
EPA-DHA
(60)
Oxymatrine
(8)
Chiropractic
(240)
Savella
(3)
L-Carnitine
(204)
Licorice Root Extract
(41)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(138)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(348)
Kinesiology
(47)
5-HTP
(86)
Sauna
(4)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Valtrex
(15)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Iodine
(59)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(37)
Homeopathy
(197)
Ritalin
(43)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Lamictal
(12)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(72)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(92)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(75)
Skin brushing
(75)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(422)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Formula 3030
(2)
Raw food diet
(28)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(37)
NADH
(112)
Melatonin
(322)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(179)
Sophora root
(5)
Pregabalin
(5)
MSM
(55)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(34)
Pall Protocol
(13)
ativan
(13)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(6)
Rolfing
(29)
Doxycycline
(44)
Soak feet in cold water
(45)
Antibiotics
(220)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(84)
Brainwave audio CD's
(70)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Heparin
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Bowen Technique
(11)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(56)
Aspirin
(172)
Lightning Process
(16)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
DMG
(26)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(39)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(9)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Vitamin E
(99)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(45)
Inosine
(30)
Hot baths
(17)
Cortisol (compounded)
(17)
Tai Chi
(105)
Vitamin A
(70)
bicycle with power options
(10)
Calcium
(65)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(18)
Gingko Biloba
(91)
Provigil (modafinil)
(125)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
SAM-E
(105)
Hot showers
(16)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(210)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Undenatured whey protein
(80)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(161)
Lyrica
(30)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Trazodone
(94)
Rebounder
(33)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(140)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(153)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(152)
Caffeine
(386)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(588)
Regular exercise program
(214)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(138)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(116)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(225)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(152)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(166)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(120)
Alcohol
(231)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(129)

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