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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,813 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

281 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(548)
Rest
(559)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(191)
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)
(440)
Wheelchair
(64)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(357)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(84)
Avoid biotoxins
(81)
Diet changes
(496)
Complete stillness & quiet
(148)
Meditation
(336)
Avoid known allergens
(144)
Gluten-free diet
(240)
Change job
(209)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(391)
Methylation treatments
(72)
Avoid alcohol
(431)
Yeast treatments
(124)
Avoid mold
(166)
Adequate sleep
(40)
Adequate rest
(40)
T3
(55)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Relaxation techniques
(147)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(357)
Oxytocin
(19)
Mindfulness
(139)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(177)
B12 injections
(200)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Do absolutely Nothing
(162)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(217)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(440)
Thyroid hormone
(57)
Massage
(365)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(458)
Probiotics
(393)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(13)
Mobic
(13)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(367)
paleo/primal diet
(20)
Reiki
(39)
Ayurveda
(37)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Sinus Surgery
(5)
Chelation treatments
(48)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Qigong
(53)
ketogenic diet
(9)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(458)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
EECP
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Diflucan--antifungals
(32)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(66)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(162)
Stretching
(404)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
B vitamins
(447)
Nystatin
(21)
Proamatine
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Antivirals
(83)
Cordyceps
(12)
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)
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)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
ketotifen
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(163)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(167)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Vitamin D
(414)
Osteopathy
(75)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(373)
Baclofen
(29)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Zeolith
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
carnitine
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Sublingual B12
(205)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(106)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(83)
MCT oil
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
ALA
(48)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Armour Thyroid
(2)
Theanine
(15)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Testosterone
(90)
Yoga
(257)
gardening/nature
(29)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
NAC
(39)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
Acupuncture
(273)
Ultram (tramadol)
(95)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(386)
Coenzyme Q10
(326)
Iron
(51)
Lamictal
(9)
D-Ribose
(100)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Omega 3,6,9
(346)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Taurine
(10)
Ubiquinol
(41)
GcMAF
(6)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(138)
Chinese herbs
(119)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
5-HTP
(80)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Isagenix
(7)
Pregabalin
(2)
Licorice Root Extract
(39)
Ionized Water
(55)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(333)
Valtrex
(13)
Kinesiology
(45)
L-Carnitine
(200)
Homeopathy
(190)
Chiropractic
(228)
Savella
(3)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(135)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(410)
EPA-DHA
(56)
DHEA
(57)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
Iodine
(58)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Ritalin
(40)
vegan diet
(8)
Skin brushing
(68)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(35)
NADH
(109)
Formula 3030
(2)
Melatonin
(313)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(69)
Antibiotics
(214)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
Sophora root
(4)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
MSM
(53)
Aspirin
(163)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(171)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(86)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Raw food diet
(27)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(81)
ice baths
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(37)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(65)
Lansoprazole
(11)
DMG
(23)
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)
Calcium
(61)
Vitamin A
(66)
ativan
(10)
Tai Chi
(102)
Hot baths
(4)
Gingko Biloba
(86)
Olive Leaf Extract
(43)
Lyrica
(22)
Marshall protocol
(11)
SAM-E
(101)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(199)
Provigil (modafinil)
(119)
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)
(144)
Caffeine
(369)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(563)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(110)
Regular exercise program
(202)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(146)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(160)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(225)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(124)

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