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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2,983 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

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

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