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Which treatments have other people found helpful?

In 2008, Action for M.E. asked people with M.E. which treatments they have found helpful.

While our surveys are not scientific studies and we cannot guarantee the results are representative of everyone with M.E. (only those who were able and chose to participate in a survey), you may find them interesting.

Treatment Helpful No change Made worse
GET 45% 21% 34%
CBT 50% 38% 12%
Pacing 82% 15% 3%
Rest inc bed rest 86% 13% 1%
Pain medication 74% 22% 4%
Sleep medication 76% 17% 7%
Dietary changes 68% 30% 2%
Supplements 61% 37% 2%
Medication to help mood 64% 22% 14%
Other medication eg. for nausea 71% 23% 6%
Other approaches
Acupuncture 56% 34% 10%
Herbal remedies 58% 36% 6%
Reiki 63% 32% 5%
Lightning process 53% 31% 16%
Reverse/Mickel therapy 45% 34% 21%

A comparison with results of our 2001 survey can be found in our 2008 survey report.

 
 

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