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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,983 members)

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288 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Rest
(582)
Mild/ moderate exercise
(590)
Take frequent short rest breaks
(566)
Stay well-hydrated throughout the day
(479)
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)
(457)
Diet changes
(522)
Eat more vegetables and fruits
(477)
Go to bed early and sleep longer
(455)
B vitamins
(466)
Vitamin D
(432)
Avoid alcohol
(449)
Distract your attention away from the symptoms
(422)
Omega 3 (fish oil)
(398)
Probiotics
(411)
Stretching
(419)
Eliminate/ reduce sugar
(408)
Caffeine
(386)
Magnesium (oral)
(379)
Ignore people who think ME/CFIDS is not real
(368)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(390)
Eliminate/ reduce dairy
(371)
Massage
(378)
Coenzyme Q10
(333)
Meditation
(347)
Omega 3,6,9
(359)
Acetaminophen / Paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol)
(349)
Do absolutely Nothing
(175)
Melatonin
(321)
Spend time in low-stimulation environment
(204)
Relaxation techniques
(159)
Complete stillness & quiet
(162)
Gluten-free diet
(258)
Regular exercise program
(213)
Acupuncture
(286)
Sublingual B12
(213)
Avoid known allergens
(156)
Yoga
(267)
Antibiotics
(220)
Diaphragmatic breathing
(225)
Change job
(217)
Adequate rest
(59)
Chiropractic
(239)
Adequate sleep
(59)
B12 injections
(209)
Alcohol
(231)
SSRIs total(Prozac, Effexor, Celexa)
(225)
L-Carnitine
(203)
Avoid mold
(170)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(210)
Aspirin
(172)
Calcium
(65)
Homeopathy
(197)
Acetyl-L-carnitine
(166)
gardening/nature
(41)
Vitamin E
(98)
Fresh Vegetable Juices
(92)
Electrolyte beverage (eg. gatorade)
(172)
Iron
(57)
Psychotherapy (non CBT)
(179)
Inverting body position (with head down and feet up eg on a couch)
(181)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
(116)
D-Ribose
(103)
Non-sedating antihistamines
(138)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(148)
Hot showers
(17)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
(166)
Flaxseed oil
(45)
Thyroid hormone
(62)
Hot baths
(17)
Mindfulness
(143)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)
(169)
Glucosamine/Chondroitin
(87)
Diphendydramine (Unisom, Benadryl)
(161)
Malic Acid
(154)
Vitamin A
(70)
Marijuana
(10)
Green Smoothies (green vegetables and fruit)
(73)
Wellbutrin (bupropion)
(153)
Gingko Biloba
(91)
paleo/primal diet
(26)
Cannabidiol (CBD)
(4)
Neurontin (gabapentin)
(151)
Anti-yeast diet
(65)
Chinese herbs
(124)
Zoloft (sertraline)
(152)
progressive fasting (1 day, later 2 days, later 3 days, etc.)
(2)
Fecal Microbiota Transplant
(1)
Antihistamines (drowsy / first generation)
(14)
carnitine
(7)
Vicodin (hydrocodone)
(6)
5-HTP
(86)
Piracetam
(1)
Nimodipine
(1)
vegetarian diet
(22)
DHEA
(62)
Physiotherapy (Connective Tissue Release)
(7)
Heparin
(1)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
(140)
Armour Thyroid
(4)
Nicotinamide Riboside
(1)
ketotifen
(2)
desmopressin
(2)
Lyrica
(30)
Yeast treatments
(125)
Trazodone
(94)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
(138)
Sauna
(4)
Pregabalin
(5)
alpha - gpc
(1)
Hydrotherapy
(1)
Root canal/cavitation removal
(110)
Sinus Treatments (Nasonex, etc)
(69)
Mirapex
(1)
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET)
(129)
in-home treatment mobility exercises
(2)
bowel removal for cancer
(1)
carbidopa/levadopa
(1)
thyroid operation
(1)
Azilect
(1)
Horizant
(1)
ice baths
(1)
Propranolol (beta-blocker)
(9)
Ultram (tramadol)
(98)
Lamictal
(12)
NADH
(112)
clarithromycin & hydroxychloroquine
(1)
Sinus Surgery
(8)
Lithium orotate
(4)
Provigil (modafinil)
(125)
ketogenic diet
(14)
Avoid biotoxins
(82)
ativan
(13)
Diflucan--antifungals
(36)
vegan diet
(11)
"Recuperation"
(57)
Azathioprine
(2)
Xanax (alprazolam)
(92)
Celexa, Cipramil (citalopram)
(114)
Ubiquinol
(46)
bicycle with power options
(10)
SAM-E
(105)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
(120)
Undenatured whey protein
(79)
Vitamin C (lypo spheric)
(75)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
(96)
Interferential TENS
(14)
EPA-DHA
(59)
Magnesium (topical)
(80)
Antivirals
(85)
Olive Leaf Extract
(46)
Bioidentical Hormones, i.e. progesterone
(37)
Theanine
(19)
MSM
(54)
MCT oil
(1)
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(90)
Whey Protein supplements: (Immunopro/ Immunocal)
(39)
Nystatin
(22)
Savella
(3)
Guainfenesin
(59)
Licorice Root Extract
(40)
horseback therapy
(4)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
(18)
T3
(59)
SHINE Protocol-Dr. Teitelbaum
(23)
Robaxin
(3)
Taurine
(12)
MAF 878
(1)
Bioidentical estrogen
(20)
Hypnotherapy
(27)
Methylation treatments
(73)
Skin brushing
(75)
Adrenal Stress End
(18)
Stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, Adderall, etc)
(98)
Raw food diet
(28)
Iodine
(59)
Cortisol (compounded)
(17)
Cool shower following exertion
(93)
Doxycycline
(44)
Tai Chi
(105)
Transfer Factors
(7)
Osteopathy
(78)
Reiki
(40)
Beta Blockers (for OI)
(15)
Revitalizing Sleep Formula
(14)
AllicinPlus (active garlic capsules
(64)
Testosterone
(94)
Siffrol
(1)
Lymphatic Massage
(62)
Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder
(14)
GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
(34)
ALA
(49)
Cortef (hydrocortisone / synthetic cortisol)
(84)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
(70)
Cats Claw - Uncaria Tomentosa
(56)
fluefenazine/nortriiptiline clorhidrate
(2)
Bowen Technique
(11)
Brainwave audio CD's
(69)
Wheelchair
(66)
Betaine-HCl
(68)
NAET for allergies
(9)
NAC
(43)
Ritalin
(43)
Kavinace
(1)
Atenolol (beta blocker)
(36)
Kinesiology
(47)
Reishi mushrooms
(26)
Cordyceps
(13)
Valtrex
(15)
High Dosage VegEpa (EPA+EPO)
(15)
Mushroom Extracts (AHCC, Shitaake)
(18)
Afipran
(1)
Orthostatic conditioning/exercise
(65)
Chelation treatments
(50)
Aqua Flora for yeast
(1)
Crystal Light Therapy
(5)
Co-codamol
(27)
Mobic
(15)
Theta Healing
(6)
Fentanyl patch
(15)
Qigong
(54)
Florinef (fludrocortisone)
(18)
Liposomal Glutathione
(32)
Ayurveda
(38)
Oxymatrine
(8)
Far Infrared Heat (Migun Bed)
(59)
Zeolith
(4)
Red Marine Algae
(8)
Rebreathing carbon dioxide
(8)
Cerefolin (folate, B12 & NAC)
(53)
IVIg infusions
(4)
Valcyte
(2)
Famvir
(4)
Adya Clarity Shots
(1)
Sophora root
(5)
MAF 314
(1)
Pinecone Extract (ImmunExtra)
(6)
Oxytocin
(20)
Rebounder
(33)
Myer's Cocktail
(46)
Beta-interferon
(1)
Wheat Germ Extract supplements (Avemar)
(3)
Ionized Water
(57)
Gupta Amygdala Retraining
(49)
Soak feet in cold water
(44)
Baclofen
(29)
UVA-URSI
(11)
Earthing
(18)
Metanx
(1)
Proamatine
(2)
NK stim supplements
(7)
Ganciclovir
(7)
Monolaurin (e.g., Lauricidin)
(37)
Inner Spirit Therapy
(12)
Neurofeedback
(30)
Lansoprazole
(10)
Detox Foot Baths with mild electric current
(37)
Sodium Valproate
(9)
Doxylamine (Unisom)
(41)
Immunovir (isoprinosine, inosine pranobex)
(24)
UltraClear products
(12)
Orthomolecular Therapy
(18)
Inosine
(30)
Catapres (clonidine)
(14)
Betahistine
(3)
Rolfing
(29)
Moclobemide
(1)
Hyperbaric Oxygen
(11)
DMG
(27)
Pall Protocol
(13)
Nexavir
(9)
Marshall protocol
(12)
Phenocane
(1)
Formula 3030
(2)
Urine Therapy
(4)
Lightning Process
(16)
Ampligen
(8)
Antiretrovirals
(10)
Xyrem/GHB
(13)
Reverse Therapy for CFS
(10)
Atlas Profilax
(4)
EECP
(1)
GcMAF
(6)
Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate)
(9)
Mickel Therapy
(6)
Petrovic Protocol
(5)
Perrin Technique
(10)
Helminthic Therapy
(8)
Isagenix
(7)

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