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About the online forum


  • Our online forum is a vibrant community of ADSHG members offering mutual support and help. It is a key membership benefit of the ADSHG, providing subscribing members with the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, make new friends and discuss the practicalities of living with Addison's.

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The ADSHG online forum welcomes family members, as well as those living with Addison's and other forms of steroid-dependence. People living outside the UK and Ireland are also welcome to join, and the forum has proved a helpful support to people in remote locations across a number of countries.


The ADSHG forum is a closed (private) discussion area within the ADSHG website. Once you are a subscribing member of the ADSHG, it is possible to register for the forum under a pen name, so that you are not required to disclose your full identity unless you feel comfortable doing so.


Some 11% of the ADSHG's subscribing members live outside the UK, in countries ranging from Iceland to Thailand.




On average 20 people join the forum each month




Any member can create a new topic asking a question, sharing news or their experiences




With 900+ active members everyone shares their experiences and on average topics get 6 replies.


The online forum can be accessed at www.addisons.org.uk/forum. It is a private member-only discussion form and can only be viewed by logged in members. If you wish to access the forum become a member of the ADSHG.

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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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