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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,742 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

270 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(536)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(186)
Rest
(546)
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)
(432)
Wheelchair
(63)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(350)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(82)
Avoid biotoxins
(80)
Diet changes
(486)
Meditation
(331)
Avoid known allergens
(143)
Complete stillness & quiet
(142)
Gluten-free diet
(232)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(382)
Change job
(207)
Methylation treatments
(69)
Avoid alcohol
(426)
Yeast treatments
(123)
T3
(53)
Avoid mold
(164)
"Recuperation"
(52)
Perrin Technique
(9)
Relaxation techniques
(144)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(349)
Mindfulness
(137)
Adequate rest
(30)
Oxytocin
(19)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(172)
B12 injections
(194)
paleo/primal diet
(17)
Adequate sleep
(29)
Massage
(360)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(213)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(13)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(434)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(11)
Do absolutely Nothing
(156)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(57)
Probiotics
(383)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(449)
Anti-yeast diet
(60)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(47)
Betahistine
(3)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(19)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(358)
Thyroid hormone
(53)
Mobic
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Reiki
(38)
Ayurveda
(36)
Lymphatic Massage
(59)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(2)
ketogenic diet
(8)
Chelation treatments
(46)
Qigong
(53)
Lithium orotate
(3)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(449)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(10)
Sinus Surgery
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
horseback therapy
(4)
Diflucan--antifungals
(32)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
EECP
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Co-codamol
(26)
Stretching
(401)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(65)
Antivirals
(81)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(158)
Theta Healing
(5)
B vitamins
(438)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(92)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(64)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(19)
Adrenal Stress End
(16)
Magnesium (topical)
(70)
Interferential TENS
(13)
Cordyceps
(13)
Malic Acid
(151)
Myer's Cocktail
(40)
Robaxin
(3)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(88)
Transfer Factors
(7)
vegetarian diet
(14)
Betaine-HCl
(66)
Crystal Light Therapy
(4)
Ampligen
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Guainfenesin
(58)
Mirapex
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Horizant
(1)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(159)
Earthing
(16)
Vitamin D
(407)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(9)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(165)
Liposomal Glutathione
(28)
carnitine
(2)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(369)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Baclofen
(29)
Sublingual B12
(198)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(7)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(93)
Neurofeedback
(27)
gardening/nature
(27)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(51)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(16)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(105)
Zeolith
(4)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(82)
Hypnotherapy
(25)
ALA
(47)
Phenocane
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Theanine
(14)
Yoga
(250)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Azathioprine
(2)
Valcyte
(2)
Osteopathy
(73)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Ultram (tramadol)
(96)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(379)
NAC
(39)
Testosterone
(89)
Acupuncture
(271)
UltraClear products
(12)
Famvir
(3)
Lamictal
(8)
D-Ribose
(98)
Omega 3,6,9
(340)
Coenzyme Q10
(318)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Taurine
(10)
Chinese herbs
(117)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(138)
Iron
(47)
Isagenix
(6)
Oxymatrine
(6)
GcMAF
(6)
Afipran
(1)
L-Carnitine
(198)
Bioidentical estrogen
(17)
Ritalin
(38)
Ionized Water
(54)
Xyrem/GHB
(12)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ubiquinol
(39)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(329)
Pregabalin
(2)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Homeopathy
(188)
Savella
(3)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(404)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(130)
Chiropractic
(223)
EPA-DHA
(56)
Urine Therapy
(4)
5-HTP
(77)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
DHEA
(55)
Valtrex
(12)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Skin brushing
(64)
Ganciclovir
(7)
vegan diet
(7)
Sodium Valproate
(7)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(34)
Moclobemide
(1)
Kinesiology
(43)
Iodine
(57)
Formula 3030
(2)
Bowen Technique
(9)
NADH
(108)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(66)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(33)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(4)
Sophora root
(4)
Pall Protocol
(12)
Melatonin
(305)
Brainwave audio CD's
(67)
Antibiotics
(210)
MSM
(54)
Aspirin
(160)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(169)
Cool shower following exertion
(91)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Raw food diet
(26)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(83)
Beta-interferon
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Vitamin E
(92)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(53)
DMG
(23)
Reishi mushrooms
(25)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(79)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(63)
Calcium
(56)
bicycle with power options
(8)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(34)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Doxycycline
(40)
Soak feet in cold water
(43)
Inosine
(29)
Cortisol (compounded)
(15)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(61)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(16)
Vitamin A
(65)
Marshall protocol
(10)
ativan
(10)
Tai Chi
(102)
Flaxseed oil
(37)
Gingko Biloba
(85)
Olive Leaf Extract
(40)
SAM-E
(98)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(199)
Lyrica
(21)
Provigil (modafinil)
(120)
Undenatured whey protein
(75)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(36)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(63)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(156)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(113)
Rebounder
(31)
Trazodone
(85)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(133)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(34)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(144)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(144)
Caffeine
(364)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(554)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(109)
Regular exercise program
(198)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(221)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(130)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(145)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(161)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(117)
Alcohol
(221)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(123)

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