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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,894 members)

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286 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(558)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(198)
Rest
(571)
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)
(450)
Wheelchair
(66)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(363)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Complete stillness & quiet
(153)
Diet changes
(508)
Avoid known allergens
(149)
Meditation
(343)
Gluten-free diet
(250)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(398)
Adequate rest
(48)
Change job
(211)
Adequate sleep
(48)
Avoid alcohol
(441)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Yeast treatments
(125)
T3
(58)
"Recuperation"
(54)
Relaxation techniques
(155)
Avoid mold
(168)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(365)
Mindfulness
(141)
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
(167)
B12 injections
(205)
Anti-yeast diet
(65)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(221)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(447)
Marijuana
(6)
Massage
(370)
Thyroid hormone
(59)
Probiotics
(402)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(468)
Oxytocin
(20)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
ketogenic diet
(10)
Betahistine
(3)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Mobic
(14)
paleo/primal diet
(22)
Magnesium (oral)
(374)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
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)
Lithium orotate
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
Stretching
(413)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(167)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
ketotifen
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
Earthing
(18)
B vitamins
(457)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(22)
Antivirals
(84)
carnitine
(6)
Theta Healing
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Robaxin
(3)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Cordyceps
(13)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Malic Acid
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Mirapex
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Nimodipine
(1)
Horizant
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Myer's Cocktail
(43)
Magnesium (topical)
(75)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(169)
Guainfenesin
(59)
gardening/nature
(34)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(95)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(166)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Osteopathy
(76)
Vitamin D
(423)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(10)
Baclofen
(29)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(382)
Neurofeedback
(27)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Famvir
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Theanine
(16)
Testosterone
(94)
Sublingual B12
(212)
ice baths
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
thyroid operation
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
NAC
(42)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Valcyte
(2)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Yoga
(263)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(277)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
ALA
(50)
Coenzyme Q10
(332)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(393)
Ultram (tramadol)
(97)
D-Ribose
(102)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(352)
Iron
(54)
Ubiquinol
(45)
Sauna
(1)
Afipran
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Lamictal
(11)
Taurine
(11)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(145)
Ionized Water
(56)
DHEA
(62)
Chinese herbs
(123)
Isagenix
(7)
Oxymatrine
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(2)
EPA-DHA
(59)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(343)
Kinesiology
(45)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Savella
(3)
Chiropractic
(233)
Valtrex
(14)
L-Carnitine
(203)
Homeopathy
(193)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(36)
vegan diet
(9)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(137)
Ritalin
(43)
5-HTP
(83)
Iodine
(58)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(417)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Skin brushing
(70)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Formula 3030
(2)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Melatonin
(318)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
NADH
(112)
DMG
(25)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Pregabalin
(5)
Sophora root
(5)
Antibiotics
(217)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(71)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(175)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(88)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(83)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(68)
MSM
(53)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(8)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Aspirin
(169)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Heparin
(1)
Piracetam
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Doxycycline
(43)
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)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Hot showers
(11)
ativan
(11)
Inosine
(30)
Tai Chi
(104)
Calcium
(63)
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)
(203)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Undenatured whey protein
(80)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(160)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Trazodone
(90)
Rebounder
(32)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(137)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(148)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(148)
Caffeine
(377)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(576)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(112)
Regular exercise program
(208)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(135)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(223)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(148)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(118)
Alcohol
(229)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(128)

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