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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,927 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

286 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(560)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(199)
Rest
(573)
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)
(451)
Wheelchair
(66)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(363)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Complete stillness & quiet
(155)
Diet changes
(510)
Avoid known allergens
(150)
Meditation
(344)
Gluten-free diet
(251)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(400)
Change job
(213)
Adequate rest
(50)
Avoid alcohol
(443)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Adequate sleep
(50)
Yeast treatments
(125)
T3
(58)
"Recuperation"
(56)
Relaxation techniques
(157)
Avoid mold
(168)
Mindfulness
(141)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(367)
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
(169)
B12 injections
(205)
Anti-yeast diet
(65)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(222)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(449)
Marijuana
(6)
Massage
(372)
Probiotics
(403)
Thyroid hormone
(60)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(470)
Oxytocin
(20)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
ketogenic diet
(10)
Betahistine
(3)
Reiki
(40)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Mobic
(14)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(6)
paleo/primal diet
(22)
Magnesium (oral)
(374)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
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
(468)
Liposomal Glutathione
(31)
vegetarian diet
(19)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Lithium orotate
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
EECP
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Interferential TENS
(14)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(167)
Stretching
(415)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
B vitamins
(459)
ketotifen
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Earthing
(18)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(22)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(97)
Antivirals
(84)
Theta Healing
(6)
Robaxin
(3)
Cordyceps
(13)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(67)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Adrenal Stress End
(17)
carnitine
(7)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Malic Acid
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Nimodipine
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Myer's Cocktail
(44)
Magnesium (topical)
(76)
Guainfenesin
(59)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(167)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(171)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Vitamin D
(425)
Theanine
(17)
Osteopathy
(76)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(10)
Baclofen
(29)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(385)
Zeolith
(4)
Famvir
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Neurofeedback
(28)
Testosterone
(94)
Sublingual B12
(212)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
Phenocane
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
ice baths
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
NAC
(42)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(85)
gardening/nature
(35)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Yoga
(263)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Acupuncture
(279)
UltraClear products
(12)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
ALA
(50)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Coenzyme Q10
(332)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(393)
Ultram (tramadol)
(98)
D-Ribose
(103)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(352)
Iron
(54)
Afipran
(1)
Sauna
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Taurine
(11)
Lamictal
(11)
Ionized Water
(56)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(147)
DHEA
(62)
Ubiquinol
(47)
Chinese herbs
(123)
Oxymatrine
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
EPA-DHA
(59)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(345)
Chiropractic
(235)
Kinesiology
(45)
L-Carnitine
(204)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Savella
(3)
Valtrex
(14)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(36)
Homeopathy
(194)
vegan diet
(9)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(137)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Ritalin
(43)
5-HTP
(83)
Iodine
(58)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(418)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Skin brushing
(71)
Melatonin
(319)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Formula 3030
(2)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
NADH
(112)
DMG
(25)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(89)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(69)
Sophora root
(5)
Pregabalin
(5)
Antibiotics
(218)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(175)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(72)
Pall Protocol
(13)
MSM
(53)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(84)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Aspirin
(169)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(8)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Doxycycline
(43)
Metanx
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Piracetam
(1)
Heparin
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Raw food diet
(27)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(4)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(55)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(39)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Vitamin E
(97)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(45)
ativan
(11)
Inosine
(30)
Tai Chi
(104)
Calcium
(63)
Hot baths
(11)
Vitamin A
(68)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(17)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Lyrica
(27)
Hot showers
(13)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
SAM-E
(104)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(206)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Undenatured whey protein
(80)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(161)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Rebounder
(32)
Trazodone
(93)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(139)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(149)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(150)
Caffeine
(379)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(578)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(113)
Regular exercise program
(208)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(136)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(225)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(149)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(118)
Alcohol
(229)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(129)

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