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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,940 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

287 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(561)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(200)
Rest
(575)
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)
(453)
Wheelchair
(66)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(365)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(89)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
Complete stillness & quiet
(156)
Avoid known allergens
(151)
Diet changes
(513)
Meditation
(345)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(402)
Gluten-free diet
(253)
Change job
(214)
Avoid alcohol
(444)
Methylation treatments
(74)
Adequate rest
(51)
Yeast treatments
(125)
Adequate sleep
(51)
T3
(58)
"Recuperation"
(56)
Relaxation techniques
(157)
Avoid mold
(168)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(368)
Mindfulness
(141)
ketogenic diet
(12)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(180)
Do absolutely Nothing
(170)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
B12 injections
(205)
Anti-yeast diet
(65)
Marijuana
(7)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
paleo/primal diet
(24)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(222)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(58)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(450)
Massage
(374)
Probiotics
(405)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(473)
Thyroid hormone
(60)
Oxytocin
(20)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
Betahistine
(3)
Reiki
(40)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(6)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
Magnesium (oral)
(374)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Mobic
(15)
Ayurveda
(37)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Chelation treatments
(49)
Lymphatic Massage
(61)
Co-codamol
(27)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(471)
Liposomal Glutathione
(31)
vegetarian diet
(19)
horseback therapy
(4)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
Lithium orotate
(4)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
progressive fasting (1 day, later 2 days, later 3 days, etc.)
(1)
EECP
(1)
MAF 878
(1)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(68)
Qigong
(54)
Interferential TENS
(14)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(98)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(167)
Stretching
(416)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Proamatine
(2)
ketotifen
(2)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(94)
B vitamins
(460)
Theanine
(18)
Earthing
(18)
Diflucan--antifungals
(34)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Nexavir
(9)
Nystatin
(22)
Antivirals
(84)
Theta Healing
(6)
Robaxin
(3)
Cordyceps
(13)
Betaine-HCl
(67)
Adrenal Stress End
(17)
Sinus Surgery
(7)
carnitine
(7)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(68)
Malic Acid
(153)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
Nimodipine
(1)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Kavinace
(1)
Siffrol
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
desmopressin
(1)
Mirapex
(1)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Ampligen
(8)
Myer's Cocktail
(44)
Magnesium (topical)
(76)
Guainfenesin
(59)
Osteopathy
(77)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(167)
NAET for allergies
(9)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(171)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Vitamin D
(427)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(10)
Baclofen
(29)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(3)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(385)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Famvir
(4)
Zeolith
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Neurofeedback
(28)
Testosterone
(94)
Sublingual B12
(212)
Phenocane
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(107)
thyroid operation
(1)
ice baths
(1)
MCT oil
(1)
NAC
(42)
Hypnotherapy
(26)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(85)
gardening/nature
(35)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(10)
Valcyte
(2)
Azathioprine
(2)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Helminthic Therapy
(7)
Yoga
(264)
UltraClear products
(12)
Acupuncture
(280)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
ALA
(50)
Coenzyme Q10
(332)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(394)
Ultram (tramadol)
(98)
D-Ribose
(103)
Bioidentical estrogen
(19)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Omega 3,6,9
(353)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(148)
Iron
(55)
Afipran
(1)
Sauna
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Taurine
(11)
Lamictal
(11)
Ionized Water
(56)
DHEA
(62)
Ubiquinol
(47)
Chinese herbs
(123)
Isagenix
(7)
NK stim supplements
(7)
EPA-DHA
(60)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(345)
Oxymatrine
(8)
L-Carnitine
(204)
Chiropractic
(236)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
Savella
(3)
Kinesiology
(46)
Valtrex
(14)
5-HTP
(84)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(36)
vegan diet
(9)
Homeopathy
(194)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(137)
Ritalin
(43)
Iodine
(58)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(419)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Moclobemide
(1)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(70)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(90)
Skin brushing
(72)
Formula 3030
(2)
Melatonin
(320)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(36)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
NADH
(112)
DMG
(25)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(33)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(177)
Pregabalin
(5)
Sophora root
(5)
Antibiotics
(218)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(72)
Pall Protocol
(13)
MSM
(53)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(84)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Cortisol (compounded)
(16)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(8)
Aspirin
(169)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Piracetam
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
MAF 314
(1)
Metanx
(1)
Heparin
(1)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Doxycycline
(43)
Raw food diet
(27)
Bowen Technique
(10)
Lansoprazole
(11)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(5)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(55)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Lightning Process
(16)
Rolfing
(27)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(39)
Vitamin E
(97)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Flaxseed oil
(45)
ativan
(11)
Inosine
(30)
Tai Chi
(104)
bicycle with power options
(10)
Calcium
(63)
Vitamin A
(68)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(17)
Lyrica
(27)
Gingko Biloba
(88)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Hot baths
(12)
Provigil (modafinil)
(124)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
SAM-E
(104)
Hot showers
(14)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(208)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Undenatured whey protein
(80)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(161)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Rebounder
(32)
Trazodone
(93)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(140)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(150)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(151)
Caffeine
(381)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(581)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(113)
Regular exercise program
(210)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(136)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(225)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(149)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(164)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(119)
Alcohol
(230)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(129)

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