Do no do examples

Do no do examples for Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): diagnosis and management
Title Year published Impact Level
Tests for serum ferritin in adults should not be carried out unless a full blood count and other haematological indices suggest iron deficiency August 2007 Unclassified
Tests for vitamin B12 deficiency should not be carried out unless a full blood count and mean cell volume show a macrocytosis. August 2007 Unclassified
Tests for folate levels should not be carried out unless a full blood count and mean cell volume show a macrocytosis. August 2007 Unclassified
The the head-up tilt test should not be done routinely to aid diagnosis. August 2007 Unclassified
Auditory brainstem responses should not be done routinely to aid diagnosis. August 2007 Unclassified
Electrodermal conductivity should not be done routinely to aid diagnosis. August 2007 Unclassified
Serological testing should not be carried out unless the history is indicative of an infection. August 2007 Unclassified
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Glucocorticoids (such as hydrocortisone) should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Mineralocorticoids (such as fludrocortisone) should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Dexamphetamine should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Methylphenidate should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Thyroxine should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Antiviral agents should not be used for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Advice to undertake unsupervised, or unstructured, vigorous exercise (such as simply go to the gym or exercise more) should not be offered to people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) because this may worsen symptoms. August 2007 Unclassified
Specialist management programmes delivered by practitioners with no experience in the condition should not be offered to people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). August 2007 Unclassified
Strategies for managing chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) should not include prolonged or complete rest or extended periods of daytime rest in response to a slight increase in symptoms. August 2007 Unclassified
Strategies for managing chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) should not include an imposed rigid schedule of activity and rest. August 2007 Unclassified
There is insufficient evidence for the use of supplements such as vitamin B12, vitamin C, co enzyme Q10, magnesium, NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) or multivitamins and minerals for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), and therefore they should not be prescribed for treating the symptoms of the condition. However, some people with CFS/ME have reported finding these helpful as a part of a self-management strategy for their symptoms. August 2007 Unclassified
There is insufficient evidence that complementary therapies are effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and therefore their use is not recommended. However, some people with CFS/ME choose to use some of these therapies for symptom control, and find them helpful. August 2007 Unclassified