Do you have Addison’s or adrenal insufficiency? Please consider completing this new research questionnaire looking at motion sickness, led by Abigail Lee at the University of Leicester.

The aim of this research is to investigate whether those with Addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency are more susceptible to motion sickness in comparison to the general population.

Abigail tells us: “I was diagnosed 5 years ago and have become a member of various support groups including the Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG). I decided to retrain after I became ill and am researching whether those with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency are more susceptible to motion sickness than the general population.

“Continued symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, balance problems and nausea can persist despite glucocorticoid replacement therapy and research exploring links between the endocrine system and vestibular function is limited. My research at the University of Leicester is to explore these processes and potential links.”

Who can take part

Participants you have either Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and are 18 years or older. 


  • The questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes.
  • The closing date is the 23rd July 2021 and the results will be available from the 10th September 2021.
  • You can supply your email address in the questionnaire or request a summary from the researcher at [email protected].

 Click here to complete the questionnaire

If you are a healthy individual over the age of 18 with no endocrine or vestibular disorders or any other significant health issues, you can take part in the study via the below link.

Click here to complete the questionnaire for healthy individuals


If you have any questions about this study, please contact Abigail direct on: [email protected]
Good luck Abigail and thank you for researching further into this rare area of endocrine research for the benefit of those living with Addison’s and adrenal insufficiency!


The ADSHG receives regular approaches from researchers who are seeking our assistance with recruiting participants for their scientific projects. These approaches range from requests to publicise online questionnaires, to requests to assist with long-term clinical trials.  

Click here to more read more about our research application process.