Bedrest, which is often recommended as a therapy for everything from backache to the complications of pregnancy, does not help, and may even hinder, recovery from some illnesses.
After the season of cheer and beer,
Comes champagne and the New Year.
You’re sailing high, you’re feeling bold.
A fortnight later, you feel queer,
Somehow lose your immune veneer.
You start to sneeze, you’re suddenly old,
Your year begins with a bl
As ME is a collection of similarly presenting disorders, the most effective measures are those concentrating on ‘metabolic rehabilitation’, or treatments to help your body return to normal function.