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Over-the-Counter ME Treatments Poll

Most ME sufferers will try just about anything to help with their symptoms. But are all treatments effective? What follows is a specific list of over-the-counter ME treatments and readily available therapies. Please note I am NOT recommending any of these or suggesting that any are suitable for the treatment of ME. The point of this poll is to see who has used what or would consider using them and how effective users have found these to be. I don’t want to say too much about where I got this list from or who compiled it at this point, as I don’t want to influence any answers. I promise that I will be back with more information at a later date.

It is a very straight forward poll and will only take a few minutes to complete. It is made up of two questions per treatment/therapy. The first of these asks if you have or would consider using the treatment and the second is only to be answered by those that have used the treatment. Don’t forget to hit ‘Vote’ after each question, (this also means you can answer as many questions as you are able to at any one sitting.) You can also view the results up until that point immediately after you have added your answer.

Have you used L-Carnitine for Muscle Function?

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If you have used L-Carnitine, did it help with your Muscle Function?

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Have you used D-Ribose for Muscle Function?

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If you have used D-Ribose, did it help with your Muscle Function?

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Have you used Coenzyme Q10 for Muscle Function?

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If you have used Coenzyme Q10, did it help with your Muscle Function?

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Have you used Magnesium for Muscle Function?

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If you have used Magnesium, did it help with your Muscle Function?

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Have you used Echinacea to aid Immune Function?

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If you have used Echinacea, did it help with your Immune Function?

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Have you used Ginseng to aid Immune Function?

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If you have used Ginseng, did it help with your Immune Function?

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Have you used Sublingual Vitamin B12 to aid Immune Function? (Not injections prescribed by your doctor.)

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If you have used Sublingual Vitamin B12, did it help with your Immune Function?

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Have you used Phenergan to aid with Sleep Disturbances?

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If you have used Phenergan, did it help with Sleep Disturbances?

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Have you used Melatonin to aid with Sleep Disturbances?

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If you have used Melatonin, did it help with Sleep Disturbances?

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Have you used N-acetylcysteine?

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If you have used N-acetylcysteine, did it help?

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Have you used Tocotrienol?

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If you have used Tocotrienol, did it help?

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Have you used Mindfulness Meditation to aid with Deep Relaxation and/or Pain Management?

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If you have used Mindfulness Meditation, did it help?

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Have you used Abdominal Breathing to aid with Relaxation and Pain Management?

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If you have used Abdominal Breathing, did it help?

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Have you used Graded Exercise Therapy?

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If you have used Graded Exercise Therapy, did it help?

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Thank you for taking part in this poll. As promised, I will be back with more details about why I asked these questions. I’m sorry for being so deliberately vague, but I really want to get a more representative viewpoint before I go ahead and reveal more. You may be surprised by where I got this list from and who has compiled it, so be sure to check back.

In the meantime, please feel free to share any further thoughts about these or other over-the-counter treatments in the comments section.

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