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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,867 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

283 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(556)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(194)
Rest
(568)
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)
(446)
Wheelchair
(65)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(360)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Complete stillness & quiet
(150)
Diet changes
(505)
Meditation
(342)
Avoid known allergens
(146)
Gluten-free diet
(246)
Change job
(210)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(395)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Avoid alcohol
(439)
Yeast treatments
(125)
"Recuperation"
(54)
Avoid mold
(167)
Adequate rest
(45)
Adequate sleep
(45)
T3
(57)
Relaxation techniques
(151)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(363)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Mindfulness
(139)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(179)
Oxytocin
(19)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(205)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(220)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(445)
Do absolutely Nothing
(164)
Massage
(367)
Thyroid hormone
(59)
Anti-yeast diet
(63)
Probiotics
(399)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(465)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
ketogenic diet
(10)
paleo/primal diet
(21)
Betahistine
(3)
Mobic
(14)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
Magnesium (oral)
(370)
Reiki
(39)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Ayurveda
(37)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Qigong
(53)
Sinus Surgery
(6)
vegetarian diet
(18)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(464)
Liposomal Glutathione
(31)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
horseback therapy
(4)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(4)
Marijuana
(4)
Lithium orotate
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
MAF 878
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
EECP
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
Stretching
(410)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(166)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
B vitamins
(455)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Earthing
(18)
Nystatin
(22)
Nexavir
(9)
Antivirals
(84)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(91)
carnitine
(6)
Theta Healing
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(66)
Robaxin
(3)
Cordyceps
(13)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Malic Acid
(153)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Myer's Cocktail
(42)
Magnesium (topical)
(74)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Mirapex
(1)
Azilect
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Horizant
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
ketotifen
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(12)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(95)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(168)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(165)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
Osteopathy
(75)
Vitamin D
(421)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Baclofen
(29)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(380)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Zeolith
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Famvir
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
gardening/nature
(32)
Testosterone
(94)
Sublingual B12
(212)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(17)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
NAC
(42)
MCT oil
(1)
ice baths
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(84)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Theanine
(15)
Yoga
(263)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(275)
Coenzyme Q10
(330)
ALA
(50)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(391)
D-Ribose
(102)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(350)
Lamictal
(10)
Iron
(54)
Ubiquinol
(45)
Taurine
(11)
GcMAF
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Isagenix
(7)
Oxymatrine
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Chinese herbs
(122)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(143)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(2)
Ionized Water
(55)
Chiropractic
(231)
Kinesiology
(45)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Homeopathy
(192)
L-Carnitine
(203)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(340)
Savella
(3)
Valtrex
(14)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(136)
vegan diet
(9)
Ritalin
(43)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
5-HTP
(83)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Pregabalin
(4)
EPA-DHA
(58)
Iodine
(58)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(415)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(35)
DHEA
(60)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(6)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(1)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Formula 3030
(2)
Skin brushing
(69)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Melatonin
(316)
NADH
(112)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
DMG
(25)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(70)
Antibiotics
(217)
Sophora root
(5)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(83)
MSM
(53)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(172)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(87)
Aspirin
(168)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Sodium Valproate
(8)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(67)
Doxycycline
(43)
Raw food diet
(27)
Metanx
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(54)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(38)
Vitamin E
(96)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Hot showers
(9)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(43)
Inosine
(30)
Tai Chi
(103)
Calcium
(62)
Vitamin A
(67)
ativan
(10)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(17)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Olive Leaf Extract
(45)
Lyrica
(25)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Hot baths
(7)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
SAM-E
(103)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(201)
Undenatured whey protein
(79)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(40)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(158)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Rebounder
(32)
Trazodone
(89)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(136)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(148)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(148)
Caffeine
(374)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(573)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(110)
Regular exercise program
(207)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(134)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(223)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(118)
Alcohol
(229)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(127)

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