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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,498 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

259 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(503)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(165)
Rest
(515)
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)
(408)
Wheelchair
(59)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(333)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(81)
Avoid biotoxins
(78)
Meditation
(309)
Avoid known allergens
(134)
Diet changes
(463)
Complete stillness & quiet
(118)
Methylation treatments
(67)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(367)
Gluten-free diet
(220)
Change job
(197)
Yeast treatments
(119)
Avoid mold
(152)
Avoid alcohol
(400)
T3
(52)
"Recuperation"
(47)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(335)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(14)
Relaxation techniques
(123)
Mindfulness
(126)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(160)
Thyroid hormone
(48)
B12 injections
(186)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(199)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(408)
Oxytocin
(18)
Massage
(342)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(56)
Probiotics
(365)
Do absolutely Nothing
(135)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(17)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(12)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(426)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(13)
Betahistine
(3)
Sinus Surgery
(3)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(9)
Mobic
(12)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(45)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Anti-yeast diet
(54)
Magnesium (oral)
(339)
NAET for allergies
(7)
Co-codamol
(19)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(54)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Lymphatic Massage
(55)
Theta Healing
(3)
paleo/primal diet
(9)
Qigong
(46)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(155)
Stretching
(378)
Adrenal Stress End
(13)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
EECP
(1)
Azathioprine
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Diflucan--antifungals
(29)
Antivirals
(79)
B vitamins
(414)
Cordyceps
(11)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(426)
Transfer Factors
(5)
ketogenic diet
(5)
Nystatin
(18)
Lithium orotate
(2)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(89)
Betaine-HCl
(64)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(61)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(9)
Nexavir
(9)
Ayurveda
(32)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(85)
Reiki
(33)
Robaxin
(3)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(347)
Guainfenesin
(57)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Adequate sleep
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Malic Acid
(147)
Vitamin D
(381)
vegetarian diet
(5)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(16)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(100)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Earthing
(13)
Magnesium (topical)
(66)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Sublingual B12
(187)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(157)
Baclofen
(29)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(152)
Zeolith
(3)
Crystal Light Therapy
(3)
Ubiquinol
(34)
NAC
(34)
Red Marine Algae
(7)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(15)
Liposomal Glutathione
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
ALA
(44)
Theanine
(12)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(8)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(89)
Interferential TENS
(9)
Neurofeedback
(26)
Adequate rest
(1)
Phenocane
(1)
gardening/nature
(14)
Acupuncture
(257)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(78)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Chinese herbs
(112)
Valcyte
(2)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Testosterone
(88)
Kinesiology
(39)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
IVIg infusions
(3)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(3)
Ultram (tramadol)
(95)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(359)
Osteopathy
(69)
Coenzyme Q10
(302)
Taurine
(9)
Yoga
(237)
Omega 3,6,9
(321)
D-Ribose
(89)
Oxymatrine
(5)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Ionized Water
(51)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(134)
GcMAF
(6)
Isagenix
(6)
Afipran
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(22)
Ritalin
(38)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(312)
Homeopathy
(179)
EPA-DHA
(51)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(379)
5-HTP
(74)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(124)
L-Carnitine
(188)
Savella
(3)
vegan diet
(3)
Bioidentical estrogen
(15)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Licorice Root Extract
(35)
Chiropractic
(216)
Valtrex
(11)
bicycle with power options
(5)
Iodine
(54)
Skin brushing
(61)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Iron
(37)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Brainwave audio CD's
(63)
Catapres (clonidine)
(13)
Antibiotics
(200)
DHEA
(52)
NADH
(104)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(33)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Bowen Technique
(7)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Formula 3030
(1)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(55)
Lightning Process
(15)
Melatonin
(293)
Antiretrovirals
(9)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(162)
Sophora root
(3)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Lamictal
(4)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Aspirin
(154)
ativan
(6)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(31)
Raw food diet
(23)
Cool shower following exertion
(83)
MSM
(51)
Vitamin E
(85)
MAF 314
(1)
Metanx
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(32)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(52)
Reishi mushrooms
(23)
DMG
(23)
Cortisol (compounded)
(13)
Rolfing
(27)
Inosine
(27)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(72)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(28)
Gingko Biloba
(76)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(78)
Marshall protocol
(9)
Lansoprazole
(9)
Calcium
(48)
Doxycycline
(37)
Soak feet in cold water
(41)
Vitamin A
(57)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(58)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(14)
Flaxseed oil
(32)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(53)
Tai Chi
(92)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(186)
Olive Leaf Extract
(36)
Lyrica
(13)
Provigil (modafinil)
(114)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(34)
Undenatured whey protein
(72)
SAM-E
(95)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(59)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(147)
Rebounder
(30)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(108)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(136)
Trazodone
(83)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(130)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(33)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(141)
Caffeine
(344)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(524)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(102)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(125)
Regular exercise program
(185)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(214)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(139)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(156)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(114)
Alcohol
(211)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(113)

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