Recovery story in the scientific literature (ME/CFS following COVID)

The patient, a nurse, went from being “bedridden for more than half of each day” to going back to work.


  1. instructions on eating habits and supplements;
  2. cognitive and behavioral modifications for coping with physical, emotional, and cognitive fatigue;
  3. instructions on conditioning exercises to improve deconditioning due to fatigue and dyspnea
  4. pharmacotherapy with amitriptyline and hochuekkito , a Japanese herbal (Kampo ) medicine


  • severe fatigue
  • post-exertional malaise
  • dyspnea
  • pain
  • cognitive dysfunction
  • tachycardia
  • exacerbation of fatigue on physical exertion, which persisted for more than 6 months after her recovery from COVID-19 pneumonia.
  • She was bedridden for more than half of each day

The case study