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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,779 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

278 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(540)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(189)
Rest
(551)
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)
(434)
Wheelchair
(63)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(353)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(82)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Diet changes
(490)
Meditation
(334)
Complete stillness & quiet
(145)
Avoid known allergens
(145)
Gluten-free diet
(234)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(386)
Change job
(208)
Methylation treatments
(69)
Avoid alcohol
(429)
Yeast treatments
(124)
Avoid mold
(167)
T3
(53)
Adequate rest
(34)
Perrin Technique
(9)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Relaxation techniques
(146)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(352)
Mindfulness
(139)
Oxytocin
(19)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Adequate sleep
(33)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(175)
B12 injections
(197)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Massage
(363)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(13)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(437)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(216)
Do absolutely Nothing
(158)
Anti-yeast diet
(62)
Probiotics
(386)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(453)
Thyroid hormone
(56)
paleo/primal diet
(18)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
Betahistine
(3)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(361)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(20)
Reiki
(39)
Mobic
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Ayurveda
(36)
Sinus Surgery
(5)
ketogenic diet
(8)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Qigong
(53)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(3)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(453)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(66)
Co-codamol
(26)
Stretching
(403)
Diflucan--antifungals
(33)
B vitamins
(442)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(93)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(160)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Antivirals
(82)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
vegetarian diet
(15)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(64)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(90)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(19)
Theta Healing
(6)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Cordyceps
(13)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Robaxin
(3)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Malic Acid
(151)
Magnesium (topical)
(71)
Earthing
(17)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Betaine-HCl
(66)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Marijuana
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(159)
Vitamin D
(409)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
carnitine
(2)
Liposomal Glutathione
(28)
gardening/nature
(28)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(165)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(370)
Baclofen
(29)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(52)
Sublingual B12
(200)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Neurofeedback
(27)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(8)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(106)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
Yoga
(253)
Phenocane
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Hot baths
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
ALA
(47)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Theanine
(15)
Armour Thyroid
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Testosterone
(90)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Osteopathy
(73)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
NAC
(39)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(381)
Acupuncture
(273)
Lamictal
(8)
D-Ribose
(98)
Coenzyme Q10
(321)
Omega 3,6,9
(342)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Iron
(48)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Taurine
(10)
GcMAF
(6)
Oxymatrine
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(139)
Chinese herbs
(119)
L-Carnitine
(198)
Ritalin
(38)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Isagenix
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ubiquinol
(39)
Ionized Water
(55)
Pregabalin
(2)
Homeopathy
(189)
Kinesiology
(45)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(330)
Valtrex
(13)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(407)
Savella
(3)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Chiropractic
(226)
5-HTP
(78)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(131)
EPA-DHA
(56)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(5)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
DHEA
(55)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
vegan diet
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Iodine
(59)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Moclobemide
(1)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(34)
Skin brushing
(67)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(35)
NADH
(109)
Formula 3030
(2)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(67)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Melatonin
(307)
Sophora root
(4)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Aspirin
(162)
Antibiotics
(211)
MSM
(54)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(86)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(170)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Raw food diet
(27)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Sauna
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Hot showers
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(1)
Metanx
(1)
DMG
(23)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
Vitamin E
(93)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(64)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(35)
Reishi mushrooms
(25)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(79)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Calcium
(58)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Doxycycline
(41)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Inosine
(29)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Vitamin A
(66)
Marshall protocol
(10)
ativan
(10)
Tai Chi
(102)
Flaxseed oil
(38)
Gingko Biloba
(85)
Olive Leaf Extract
(40)
SAM-E
(100)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(200)
Lyrica
(21)
Undenatured whey protein
(76)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(64)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(157)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Rebounder
(32)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(35)
Trazodone
(86)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(134)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(145)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(145)
Caffeine
(365)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(558)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Regular exercise program
(199)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(131)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(147)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(222)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(123)

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