Recommendations From Surveys

I work off a model. The model suggests things that are likely to help and in many cases did help me (and others).  Surveys help determine what is the best items for the common CFSer. It changes choices from opinion and theory to evidence based recommendations.

According to the survey results to date (Warning sample size are small, please add your own experiences!):

  1. Herbs
  2. Probiotics
  3. Antibiotics

80% or better chance of improvement

  • Take the probiotic General Biotics Equilibrium. 100% improved, no one got worst
  • Get Tinidazole prescribed, again 100% improved,
  • Get a Macrolide antibiotic prescribed,  88% improved, no one got worst
  • Take the herb Neem (make sure enough capsules), 80% improved, no one got worst

No Adverse Effects

Odds below are odds of improvement

  • Get Metronidazole/Flagyl prescribed, 75%
  • L Plantarum 229V probiotics, 50%
  • Herb Thyme 50%
  • Align probiotics, 46%

Odds of getting better than worst

  • Probiotic L.Reuteri  6:1
  • Licorice  5:1
  • Olive Leaf  4:1
  • Oregano 4:1
  • Probiotic Mutaflor  3:1
  • Probiotic Culturelle  3:1
  • Probiotic Yakult  3:1
  • Antibiotic Doxycline  2:1
  • Antibiotic Fluoroquinolene  2:1
  • Antibiotic Minocycline  1.5:1
  • Wormwood  1:1 ( a coin flip!)

AVOID

Odds are less than 1:1, better chance of getting worst than better

  • Herb Cinnamon
  • Herb Ginger
  • Antibiotic Rifampicin
  • Antibiotic Penicillin
  • Antibiotic Sulfonamides