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ADSHG Newsletter 123 - March 2016

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Addison's Disease Self Help Group newsletter, issue 123, March 2016


Welcome to the spring 2016 issue of the ADSHG newsletter. This issue is packed with riveting personal stories, all with a happy ending. In this issue:


Page 1: Springing into spring
Video launch
Marathon mission


Page 2: From the President
About the money
Meet the new clinical panel


Pages 3–4: Recent drug news
Fludrocortisone scare
Hydrocortisone concerns
Hydrocortisone 2.5mg pellets: are they an alternative?


Pages 4–5: Ambulance news
Ambulance protocols: Irish success story
East of England ambulance protocols


Pages 6–9: Personal experience
ADSHG videos help prepare for emergency injection
Our first emergency injection experience
Diagnosis slow: sodium low
The doctor's viewpoint


Pages 9–10: Around the group
Hydrocortisone and levothyroxine: double trouble or harmonious duet?


Pages 10–13: Fitness focus
Land's End to John O'Groats: the long way back to the top
Capital Marathon Challenge
Running to success


Pages 13–14: Fundraising


Pages 14–15: Social corner
Gill's social corner
2016 social and medical meetings


Page 16: Back page
2016 subscription rate

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The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1179825.

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