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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,455 members)

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254 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(495)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(161)
Rest
(508)
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)
(401)
Wheelchair
(58)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(326)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(79)
Avoid biotoxins
(76)
Avoid known allergens
(129)
Meditation
(302)
Diet changes
(455)
Complete stillness & quiet
(114)
Change job
(195)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(361)
Methylation treatments
(63)
Gluten-free diet
(213)
T3
(50)
Avoid mold
(151)
Yeast treatments
(118)
Avoid alcohol
(396)
Mindfulness
(123)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(328)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(158)
"Recuperation"
(46)
Relaxation techniques
(119)
B12 injections
(181)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(53)
Do absolutely Nothing
(130)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(196)
Oxytocin
(18)
Massage
(338)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(402)
Probiotics
(358)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Thyroid hormone
(45)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(420)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Betahistine
(3)
Mobic
(11)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(43)
Anti-yeast diet
(51)
NAET for allergies
(6)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(52)
Magnesium (oral)
(330)
Lymphatic Massage
(53)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Robaxin
(2)
Sinus Surgery
(2)
Co-codamol
(17)
Theta Healing
(3)
Theanine
(9)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(12)
Nystatin
(15)
Stretching
(372)
Qigong
(46)
Adrenal Stress End
(13)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Transfer Factors
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
EECP
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Antivirals
(78)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(153)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(88)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(14)
B vitamins
(405)
Cordyceps
(11)
gardening/nature
(8)
Diflucan--antifungals
(27)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(419)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(60)
Chelation treatments
(44)
Nexavir
(9)
Ayurveda
(32)
Guainfenesin
(55)
paleo/primal diet
(6)
vegetarian diet
(3)
ketogenic diet
(3)
Betaine-HCl
(63)
Ubiquinol
(30)
ALA
(42)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(341)
Reiki
(32)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(50)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Malic Acid
(145)
Siffrol
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(82)
Earthing
(12)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(99)
Baclofen
(27)
Myer's Cocktail
(38)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Sublingual B12
(180)
Vitamin D
(373)
Crystal Light Therapy
(2)
Liposomal Glutathione
(25)
Magnesium (topical)
(63)
Zeolith
(3)
bicycle with power options
(3)
NAC
(30)
Interferential TENS
(7)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Taurine
(7)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(75)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(87)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(155)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(149)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(5)
vegan diet
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(1)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Acupuncture
(254)
Sodium Valproate
(6)
Ultram (tramadol)
(92)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(2)
Savella
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Ionized Water
(50)
Chinese herbs
(112)
Kinesiology
(38)
Testosterone
(88)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(353)
Fentanyl patch
(13)
Osteopathy
(69)
Ritalin
(37)
UVA-URSI
(9)
Coenzyme Q10
(295)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Isagenix
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Hypnotherapy
(20)
Omega 3,6,9
(313)
Pall Protocol
(11)
GcMAF
(6)
NK stim supplements
(6)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(307)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(121)
Yoga
(231)
EPA-DHA
(49)
D-Ribose
(86)
Homeopathy
(178)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(131)
L-Carnitine
(185)
Reishi mushrooms
(19)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(372)
Chiropractic
(211)
Bioidentical estrogen
(15)
ativan
(4)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Licorice Root Extract
(33)
Valtrex
(10)
DHEA
(51)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(51)
5-HTP
(69)
MSM
(46)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(23)
Skin brushing
(59)
NADH
(102)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Iodine
(52)
Antibiotics
(195)
Formula 3030
(1)
Moclobemide
(1)
Brainwave audio CD's
(61)
Lightning Process
(15)
DMG
(22)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(31)
Lamictal
(3)
Sophora root
(3)
Melatonin
(289)
Iron
(33)
Flaxseed oil
(28)
Aspirin
(151)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(159)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(31)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
Vitamin E
(82)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(50)
Rolfing
(26)
Afipran
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Raw food diet
(20)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(77)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(68)
Cool shower following exertion
(81)
Cortisol (compounded)
(13)
Gingko Biloba
(73)
Inosine
(26)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(28)
Lansoprazole
(8)
Vitamin A
(55)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(57)
Calcium
(45)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Doxycycline
(35)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(49)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Tai Chi
(91)
Soak feet in cold water
(40)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(184)
Olive Leaf Extract
(35)
Provigil (modafinil)
(113)
Lyrica
(12)
Undenatured whey protein
(71)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
SAM-E
(93)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(145)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(55)
Rebounder
(28)
Trazodone
(82)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(31)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(105)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(128)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(132)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(139)
Caffeine
(340)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(516)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(99)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(124)
Regular exercise program
(180)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(210)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(135)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(155)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(112)
Alcohol
(208)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(111)

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