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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,531 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(511)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(167)
Rest
(522)
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)
(412)
Wheelchair
(60)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(338)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
Meditation
(313)
Avoid known allergens
(135)
Diet changes
(467)
Complete stillness & quiet
(122)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Gluten-free diet
(221)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(370)
Change job
(199)
Yeast treatments
(120)
Avoid alcohol
(406)
Avoid mold
(155)
T3
(52)
"Recuperation"
(49)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(337)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(165)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Relaxation techniques
(126)
Mindfulness
(127)
B12 injections
(189)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(414)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(202)
Oxytocin
(18)
Massage
(345)
Probiotics
(368)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Adequate sleep
(7)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(432)
Do absolutely Nothing
(140)
Thyroid hormone
(51)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Betahistine
(3)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
Anti-yeast diet
(56)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Mobic
(12)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
Magnesium (oral)
(343)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(57)
paleo/primal diet
(11)
Adrenal Stress End
(14)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Qigong
(47)
Theta Healing
(3)
Adequate rest
(6)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Stretching
(383)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Antivirals
(80)
Ayurveda
(33)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(431)
Cordyceps
(11)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(62)
B vitamins
(419)
Transfer Factors
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Co-codamol
(21)
Reiki
(34)
Nystatin
(18)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(91)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Nexavir
(9)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Robaxin
(3)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Malic Acid
(148)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(353)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Vitamin D
(386)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(16)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(2)
gardening/nature
(17)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(157)
Interferential TENS
(10)
Baclofen
(29)
Earthing
(14)
ALA
(45)
Zeolith
(3)
Crystal Light Therapy
(3)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
vegetarian diet
(7)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(15)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Sublingual B12
(190)
Theanine
(12)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(89)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Phenocane
(1)
NAC
(35)
Kinesiology
(40)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(79)
Acupuncture
(260)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Chinese herbs
(113)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Testosterone
(88)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(361)
Ubiquinol
(36)
Osteopathy
(70)
Yoga
(241)
D-Ribose
(90)
Coenzyme Q10
(305)
Taurine
(9)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(324)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(135)
GcMAF
(6)
Isagenix
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(385)
Ionized Water
(53)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Ritalin
(38)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(316)
L-Carnitine
(189)
Homeopathy
(180)
Iron
(40)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(124)
Savella
(3)
vegan diet
(3)
Licorice Root Extract
(37)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
5-HTP
(76)
DHEA
(53)
Valtrex
(11)
bicycle with power options
(5)
Chiropractic
(217)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Skin brushing
(62)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Antibiotics
(201)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Moclobemide
(1)
Formula 3030
(1)
Iodine
(55)
Lightning Process
(15)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(56)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Melatonin
(296)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
NADH
(105)
Cool shower following exertion
(85)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Lamictal
(4)
Brainwave audio CD's
(64)
Pall Protocol
(12)
MSM
(52)
Aspirin
(154)
Cortisol (compounded)
(14)
Raw food diet
(23)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
MCT oil
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Vitamin E
(87)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
DMG
(23)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(75)
Reishi mushrooms
(24)
Inosine
(27)
Rolfing
(27)
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)
Gingko Biloba
(78)
Tai Chi
(94)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(56)
ativan
(7)
Flaxseed oil
(33)
Olive Leaf Extract
(38)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(188)
Lyrica
(13)
Provigil (modafinil)
(114)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
SAM-E
(95)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(59)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(148)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(109)
Rebounder
(31)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(131)
Trazodone
(83)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(138)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(141)
Caffeine
(348)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(533)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(103)
Regular exercise program
(187)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(126)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(215)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(139)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
Alcohol
(213)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(115)

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