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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,812 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

281 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(549)
Rest
(560)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(192)
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)
(441)
Wheelchair
(64)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(358)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(84)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Diet changes
(497)
Meditation
(337)
Avoid known allergens
(145)
Complete stillness & quiet
(149)
Gluten-free diet
(240)
Change job
(210)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(391)
Methylation treatments
(72)
Avoid alcohol
(432)
Yeast treatments
(124)
Adequate sleep
(40)
Adequate rest
(40)
Avoid mold
(167)
T3
(55)
"Recuperation"
(53)
Relaxation techniques
(148)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(357)
Mindfulness
(140)
Oxytocin
(19)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(178)
B12 injections
(200)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(218)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Do absolutely Nothing
(163)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(441)
Thyroid hormone
(57)
Massage
(366)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(459)
Probiotics
(394)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(13)
Mobic
(13)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(368)
paleo/primal diet
(20)
Ayurveda
(37)
Reiki
(40)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Sinus Surgery
(5)
Chelation treatments
(48)
Qigong
(53)
Lithium orotate
(3)
ketogenic diet
(9)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(459)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(66)
Stretching
(405)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(162)
B vitamins
(448)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
Nystatin
(21)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Antivirals
(83)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(90)
Nexavir
(9)
Liposomal Glutathione
(29)
Theta Healing
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Robaxin
(3)
Marijuana
(3)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Cordyceps
(13)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(10)
Malic Acid
(152)
vegetarian diet
(17)
Earthing
(17)
Myer's Cocktail
(41)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Magnesium (topical)
(73)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
desmopressin
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Azilect
(1)
ketotifen
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(164)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(167)
Vitamin D
(415)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(374)
Baclofen
(29)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Zeolith
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
carnitine
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Osteopathy
(76)
Sublingual B12
(205)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(106)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
thyroid operation
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
ALA
(49)
Yoga
(258)
Theanine
(15)
Azathioprine
(2)
Armour Thyroid
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Testosterone
(90)
gardening/nature
(29)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
NAC
(40)
Acupuncture
(274)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(387)
Coenzyme Q10
(327)
Iron
(51)
Lamictal
(9)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
D-Ribose
(101)
Omega 3,6,9
(347)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Taurine
(10)
GcMAF
(6)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Ubiquinol
(42)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(139)
Chinese herbs
(120)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Isagenix
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
L-Carnitine
(201)
Pregabalin
(2)
Ionized Water
(55)
Kinesiology
(45)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(334)
Valtrex
(13)
Homeopathy
(190)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Savella
(3)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(136)
5-HTP
(81)
Chiropractic
(229)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(411)
Urine Therapy
(4)
EPA-DHA
(56)
DHEA
(58)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Iodine
(59)
Moclobemide
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Ritalin
(40)
vegan diet
(8)
Skin brushing
(68)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(35)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(35)
NADH
(110)
Formula 3030
(2)
Melatonin
(314)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(69)
Antibiotics
(215)
Sophora root
(4)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(171)
Aspirin
(164)
MSM
(54)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(87)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Cool shower following exertion
(92)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Raw food diet
(27)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(81)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Metanx
(1)
ice baths
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(37)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(65)
Lansoprazole
(11)
DMG
(23)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Vitamin E
(96)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(42)
Doxycycline
(43)
Inosine
(29)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Hot showers
(5)
Calcium
(61)
Vitamin A
(67)
ativan
(10)
Tai Chi
(102)
Hot baths
(4)
Gingko Biloba
(87)
Olive Leaf Extract
(43)
Lyrica
(22)
Marshall protocol
(11)
SAM-E
(102)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(200)
Undenatured whey protein
(78)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(157)
Rebounder
(32)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Trazodone
(86)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(134)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(147)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(145)
Caffeine
(370)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(564)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(111)
Regular exercise program
(203)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(222)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(225)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(125)

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