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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,872 members)

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283 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(558)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(196)
Rest
(570)
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)
(448)
Wheelchair
(65)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(362)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Complete stillness & quiet
(151)
Avoid known allergens
(147)
Diet changes
(506)
Meditation
(342)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(397)
Gluten-free diet
(248)
Change job
(211)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Avoid alcohol
(440)
Adequate rest
(46)
Yeast treatments
(125)
T3
(58)
"Recuperation"
(54)
Adequate sleep
(46)
Avoid mold
(167)
Relaxation techniques
(153)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(364)
Mindfulness
(140)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Oxytocin
(19)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(180)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(205)
Do absolutely Nothing
(166)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(220)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(447)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Anti-yeast diet
(64)
Marijuana
(6)
Massage
(368)
Thyroid hormone
(59)
Probiotics
(401)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(467)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
ketogenic diet
(10)
paleo/primal diet
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Mobic
(14)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
Magnesium (oral)
(372)
Reiki
(39)
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
(466)
Liposomal Glutathione
(31)
vegetarian diet
(19)
horseback therapy
(4)
Lithium orotate
(4)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
EECP
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Stretching
(412)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(167)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
B vitamins
(457)
Earthing
(18)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(22)
Antivirals
(84)
Theta Healing
(6)
carnitine
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Robaxin
(3)
Cordyceps
(13)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(13)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Malic Acid
(153)
Myer's Cocktail
(42)
Magnesium (topical)
(74)
Azilect
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
ketotifen
(1)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(169)
Guainfenesin
(59)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(95)
gardening/nature
(34)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(166)
Osteopathy
(75)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Vitamin D
(423)
Baclofen
(29)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(382)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Zeolith
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Famvir
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Theanine
(16)
Testosterone
(94)
Sublingual B12
(212)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
ice baths
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
NAC
(42)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Valcyte
(2)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Yoga
(263)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(276)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
ALA
(50)
Coenzyme Q10
(331)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(392)
Ultram (tramadol)
(97)
D-Ribose
(102)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(351)
Lamictal
(10)
Iron
(54)
Ubiquinol
(45)
Sauna
(1)
Afipran
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Taurine
(11)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(145)
Ionized Water
(56)
DHEA
(62)
Chinese herbs
(123)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
Oxymatrine
(7)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(2)
EPA-DHA
(59)
Kinesiology
(45)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Chiropractic
(232)
Savella
(3)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(342)
Valtrex
(14)
L-Carnitine
(203)
Homeopathy
(193)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(36)
vegan diet
(9)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(136)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Pregabalin
(4)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Ritalin
(43)
5-HTP
(83)
Iodine
(58)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(416)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Skin brushing
(70)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Formula 3030
(2)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Melatonin
(317)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
NADH
(112)
DMG
(25)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Sophora root
(5)
Antibiotics
(217)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(71)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(88)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(173)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(83)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(68)
MSM
(53)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Aspirin
(169)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Doxycycline
(43)
MAF 314
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Raw food diet
(27)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(55)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(38)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Vitamin E
(96)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Hot baths
(9)
Flaxseed oil
(44)
Hot showers
(10)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
ativan
(11)
Inosine
(30)
Tai Chi
(104)
Calcium
(62)
Vitamin A
(67)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(17)
Lyrica
(26)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
SAM-E
(104)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(201)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Undenatured whey protein
(79)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(160)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Trazodone
(90)
Rebounder
(32)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(136)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(148)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(148)
Caffeine
(376)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(575)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(110)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(135)
Regular exercise program
(207)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(223)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(148)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(118)
Alcohol
(229)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(127)

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