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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,577 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(514)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(168)
Rest
(524)
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)
(413)
Wheelchair
(60)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(339)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
Meditation
(314)
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
(407)
Avoid mold
(155)
T3
(52)
"Recuperation"
(49)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(337)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Relaxation techniques
(127)
Mindfulness
(127)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(166)
B12 injections
(189)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(416)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(203)
Oxytocin
(18)
Massage
(346)
Probiotics
(370)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(433)
Thyroid hormone
(51)
Do absolutely Nothing
(141)
Adequate sleep
(10)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(18)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Anti-yeast diet
(56)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
Betahistine
(3)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Mobic
(12)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
Magnesium (oral)
(345)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
NAET for allergies
(7)
paleo/primal diet
(11)
Adrenal Stress End
(14)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(58)
Theta Healing
(3)
Adequate rest
(9)
Qigong
(48)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Stretching
(384)
MAF 878
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
EECP
(1)
Antivirals
(80)
Ayurveda
(33)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(432)
Diflucan--antifungals
(30)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(62)
B vitamins
(421)
Co-codamol
(21)
Transfer Factors
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Nystatin
(18)
Proamatine
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Lithium orotate
(2)
Cordyceps
(12)
Reiki
(35)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(91)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Nexavir
(9)
Betaine-HCl
(65)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Robaxin
(3)
Malic Acid
(149)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(354)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Vitamin D
(389)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(2)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(17)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(158)
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
(192)
Theanine
(12)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(90)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Phenocane
(1)
gardening/nature
(18)
Kinesiology
(40)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
NAC
(36)
Acupuncture
(261)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(80)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Testosterone
(88)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Chinese herbs
(114)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(363)
Yoga
(241)
Ubiquinol
(37)
Coenzyme Q10
(305)
Osteopathy
(71)
Taurine
(9)
D-Ribose
(92)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(135)
Omega 3,6,9
(325)
Isagenix
(6)
GcMAF
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Ionized Water
(53)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(387)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Ritalin
(38)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(316)
NK stim supplements
(7)
L-Carnitine
(189)
Homeopathy
(180)
Iron
(40)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(125)
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
(218)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Skin brushing
(62)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Antibiotics
(201)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Formula 3030
(1)
Moclobemide
(1)
Iodine
(55)
Lightning Process
(15)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(57)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Melatonin
(297)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
Aspirin
(155)
Sophora root
(3)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
NADH
(105)
Cool shower following exertion
(86)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Brainwave audio CD's
(65)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Lamictal
(5)
MSM
(53)
Cortisol (compounded)
(14)
Raw food diet
(23)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(32)
MCT oil
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MAF 314
(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)
(30)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Lansoprazole
(9)
Calcium
(50)
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
(8)
Flaxseed oil
(34)
Olive Leaf Extract
(39)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(188)
Provigil (modafinil)
(115)
Lyrica
(15)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(73)
SAM-E
(95)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(59)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(149)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(109)
Rebounder
(31)
Trazodone
(83)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(132)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(140)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(142)
Caffeine
(350)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(534)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(104)
Regular exercise program
(188)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(127)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(215)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(140)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
Alcohol
(213)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(115)

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