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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,507 members)

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259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(507)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(167)
Rest
(518)
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)
(410)
Wheelchair
(60)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(336)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
Meditation
(311)
Complete stillness & quiet
(121)
Avoid known allergens
(135)
Diet changes
(465)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(369)
Gluten-free diet
(220)
Change job
(199)
Yeast treatments
(119)
Avoid mold
(153)
Avoid alcohol
(403)
T3
(52)
"Recuperation"
(49)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(336)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Relaxation techniques
(125)
Mindfulness
(126)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(162)
B12 injections
(187)
Thyroid hormone
(50)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(411)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(201)
Oxytocin
(18)
Massage
(343)
Probiotics
(367)
Do absolutely Nothing
(137)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(429)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Betahistine
(3)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Co-codamol
(20)
Mobic
(12)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
Magnesium (oral)
(341)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Anti-yeast diet
(55)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(56)
Adrenal Stress End
(14)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Qigong
(47)
Theta Healing
(3)
paleo/primal diet
(9)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
Adequate sleep
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Azathioprine
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Stretching
(380)
Diflucan--antifungals
(29)
Antivirals
(79)
B vitamins
(416)
Ayurveda
(33)
Cordyceps
(11)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(429)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(62)
Transfer Factors
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Nystatin
(18)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(90)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Nexavir
(9)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Reiki
(33)
Robaxin
(3)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(349)
Malic Acid
(148)
Adequate rest
(4)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Siffrol
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Vitamin D
(383)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(16)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(2)
vegetarian diet
(6)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(157)
Baclofen
(29)
Earthing
(14)
Sublingual B12
(189)
ALA
(45)
Zeolith
(3)
Crystal Light Therapy
(3)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
gardening/nature
(15)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(15)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Theanine
(12)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(89)
Interferential TENS
(9)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Phenocane
(1)
NAC
(35)
Acupuncture
(258)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Kinesiology
(40)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(79)
Valcyte
(2)
Chinese herbs
(112)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Testosterone
(88)
UltraClear products
(12)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Famvir
(3)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(3)
Ultram (tramadol)
(95)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(360)
Ubiquinol
(36)
Osteopathy
(70)
Coenzyme Q10
(304)
D-Ribose
(90)
Taurine
(9)
Yoga
(239)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(323)
Bioidentical estrogen
(16)
GcMAF
(6)
Isagenix
(6)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(134)
Afipran
(1)
Ionized Water
(53)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Ritalin
(38)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(314)
L-Carnitine
(189)
Homeopathy
(180)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(381)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(124)
5-HTP
(75)
vegan diet
(3)
Savella
(3)
Licorice Root Extract
(37)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
DHEA
(53)
Valtrex
(11)
bicycle with power options
(5)
Chiropractic
(217)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Skin brushing
(61)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Iron
(38)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Antibiotics
(200)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Formula 3030
(1)
Moclobemide
(1)
Iodine
(55)
Lightning Process
(15)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(56)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Melatonin
(295)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
NADH
(105)
Lamictal
(4)
Brainwave audio CD's
(64)
Pall Protocol
(12)
MSM
(52)
Aspirin
(154)
Cortisol (compounded)
(14)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
Raw food diet
(23)
Cool shower following exertion
(83)
MAF 314
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Vitamin E
(87)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
DMG
(23)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Rolfing
(27)
Inosine
(27)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(73)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(29)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Lansoprazole
(9)
Calcium
(48)
Doxycycline
(37)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(59)
Vitamin A
(59)
Tai Chi
(93)
Gingko Biloba
(78)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(54)
ativan
(7)
Flaxseed oil
(33)
Olive Leaf Extract
(38)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(187)
Lyrica
(13)
Provigil (modafinil)
(114)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(59)
SAM-E
(95)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(148)
Rebounder
(31)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(108)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(131)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(136)
Trazodone
(83)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(141)
Caffeine
(345)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(527)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(103)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(126)
Regular exercise program
(185)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(215)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(139)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
Alcohol
(211)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(114)

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