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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,617 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

262 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(527)
Rest
(537)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(177)
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)
(423)
Wheelchair
(62)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(345)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(79)
Meditation
(325)
Diet changes
(476)
Complete stillness & quiet
(134)
Avoid known allergens
(141)
Gluten-free diet
(226)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(377)
Change job
(202)
Yeast treatments
(121)
Avoid alcohol
(417)
T3
(52)
Avoid mold
(161)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(346)
Relaxation techniques
(139)
Mindfulness
(135)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(170)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(192)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(209)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(425)
Massage
(355)
Oxytocin
(18)
Probiotics
(378)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(442)
Do absolutely Nothing
(151)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
paleo/primal diet
(13)
Anti-yeast diet
(59)
Betahistine
(3)
Magnesium (oral)
(354)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(46)
Mobic
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Thyroid hormone
(52)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(10)
Lymphatic Massage
(59)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(2)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Ayurveda
(35)
Adrenal Stress End
(15)
Adequate rest
(21)
Qigong
(51)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(60)
Reiki
(37)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Stretching
(394)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
EECP
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(441)
Adequate sleep
(20)
Antivirals
(80)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(156)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Transfer Factors
(5)
Theta Healing
(5)
B vitamins
(431)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(64)
Co-codamol
(25)
Cordyceps
(12)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(19)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(86)
Malic Acid
(150)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Robaxin
(3)
Interferential TENS
(11)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Vitamin D
(400)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(157)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(363)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(163)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Baclofen
(29)
Earthing
(14)
ALA
(45)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(103)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Crystal Light Therapy
(3)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Sublingual B12
(194)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Theanine
(12)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
vegetarian diet
(8)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(5)
Phenocane
(1)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
NAC
(37)
Hypnotherapy
(24)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Yoga
(244)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Testosterone
(89)
Acupuncture
(268)
UltraClear products
(12)
D-Ribose
(95)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(373)
Famvir
(3)
Lamictal
(8)
Coenzyme Q10
(314)
gardening/nature
(23)
Ubiquinol
(38)
Taurine
(9)
Osteopathy
(72)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Omega 3,6,9
(335)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Chinese herbs
(116)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(137)
GcMAF
(6)
Isagenix
(6)
Ionized Water
(53)
L-Carnitine
(194)
Afipran
(1)
Ritalin
(38)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Iron
(44)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Homeopathy
(185)
Pregabalin
(2)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(324)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(398)
Kinesiology
(42)
EPA-DHA
(54)
vegan diet
(3)
Savella
(3)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Chiropractic
(221)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(129)
5-HTP
(76)
Valtrex
(11)
DHEA
(54)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(63)
Skin brushing
(63)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Moclobemide
(1)
Iodine
(55)
NADH
(107)
Bowen Technique
(9)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Formula 3030
(2)
Antibiotics
(207)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Melatonin
(301)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(167)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
MSM
(53)
Aspirin
(158)
Raw food diet
(23)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(79)
Cool shower following exertion
(88)
MCT oil
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Vitamin E
(89)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
DMG
(23)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Inosine
(27)
Rolfing
(27)
Lightning Process
(16)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(62)
bicycle with power options
(6)
Calcium
(54)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(32)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Doxycycline
(40)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(59)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Vitamin A
(61)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Tai Chi
(98)
ativan
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(35)
Gingko Biloba
(82)
Olive Leaf Extract
(39)
Provigil (modafinil)
(117)
Lyrica
(20)
SAM-E
(97)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(198)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(62)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(151)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(112)
Rebounder
(31)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(34)
Trazodone
(84)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(142)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(143)
Caffeine
(356)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(545)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(108)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(129)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(219)
Regular exercise program
(194)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(143)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(159)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(219)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(121)

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