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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,824 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

281 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(550)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(192)
Rest
(562)
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)
(443)
Wheelchair
(64)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(359)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(85)
Avoid biotoxins
(81)
Complete stillness & quiet
(149)
Diet changes
(500)
Meditation
(339)
Avoid known allergens
(144)
Gluten-free diet
(243)
Change job
(209)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(394)
Methylation treatments
(73)
Avoid alcohol
(435)
Yeast treatments
(124)
Avoid mold
(166)
T3
(55)
Adequate rest
(41)
Adequate sleep
(41)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Relaxation techniques
(150)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(361)
Oxytocin
(19)
Mindfulness
(139)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(178)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(201)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Do absolutely Nothing
(162)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(219)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(441)
Thyroid hormone
(57)
Massage
(365)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(460)
Probiotics
(394)
Mobic
(13)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(13)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(48)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(368)
paleo/primal diet
(20)
Reiki
(39)
Ayurveda
(37)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Sinus Surgery
(5)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Qigong
(53)
ketogenic diet
(9)
vegetarian diet
(18)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(461)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(67)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
EECP
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Diflucan--antifungals
(32)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(163)
Stretching
(406)
B vitamins
(448)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
Nystatin
(21)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Earthing
(18)
Cordyceps
(12)
Antivirals
(83)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(90)
Nexavir
(9)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(65)
Theta Healing
(6)
Liposomal Glutathione
(29)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Marijuana
(3)
Robaxin
(3)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(10)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Malic Acid
(152)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Myer's Cocktail
(41)
Magnesium (topical)
(73)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
desmopressin
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
ketotifen
(1)
Horizant
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(167)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(164)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Osteopathy
(75)
Vitamin D
(416)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(374)
Baclofen
(29)
gardening/nature
(30)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Zeolith
(4)
carnitine
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(83)
Sublingual B12
(207)
Phenocane
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Yoga
(259)
Armour Thyroid
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Theanine
(15)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Testosterone
(90)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Famvir
(3)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(274)
ALA
(49)
NAC
(40)
Ultram (tramadol)
(95)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(388)
Coenzyme Q10
(328)
Iron
(51)
Lamictal
(9)
D-Ribose
(100)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Omega 3,6,9
(347)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Taurine
(10)
Oxymatrine
(6)
GcMAF
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Ubiquinol
(42)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(139)
Chinese herbs
(120)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
Pregabalin
(2)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Ionized Water
(55)
Valtrex
(13)
Kinesiology
(45)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(334)
Homeopathy
(190)
L-Carnitine
(201)
Chiropractic
(228)
Savella
(3)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(135)
vegan diet
(9)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
EPA-DHA
(57)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
5-HTP
(81)
DHEA
(58)
Iodine
(58)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(412)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Ritalin
(40)
Skin brushing
(68)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(35)
Formula 3030
(2)
NADH
(109)
Melatonin
(313)
Cool shower following exertion
(92)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Sophora root
(4)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(69)
Antibiotics
(214)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(68)
MSM
(53)
Aspirin
(163)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(172)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(86)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
DMG
(24)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Raw food diet
(27)
Sauna
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(81)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(37)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(65)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Reishi mushrooms
(25)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Vitamin E
(95)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
Doxycycline
(42)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(42)
Inosine
(29)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Hot showers
(5)
Tai Chi
(103)
Calcium
(61)
Vitamin A
(66)
ativan
(10)
Hot baths
(4)
Olive Leaf Extract
(43)
Gingko Biloba
(87)
Lyrica
(22)
Marshall protocol
(11)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
SAM-E
(101)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(199)
Undenatured whey protein
(77)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(40)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(156)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Rebounder
(32)
Trazodone
(86)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(146)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(145)
Caffeine
(369)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(567)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(110)
Regular exercise program
(204)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(160)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(225)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(124)

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