Discord is sort of like Facebook messenger chats but on steroids. You can easily find other chronic illness patients to talk to in group discussions or (if you want) 1-on-1 conversations. For example, if you find somebody with an obscure symptom that is the same as yours, you can talk to them directly to find out what they know. Discord has a search feature so that you can look up specific symptoms and issues such as visual snow, Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD), gadolinium risks, etc.
Discord is also great for talking to people from other chronic illness communities such as Long COVID and ME/CFS. Whereas Facebook and Reddit tend to be siloed into specific chronic illnesses, Discord servers tend to be more of a melting pot.
Some Discord servers have an integration where you can talk to an AI chatbot and ask questions.
For example, you can ask “Hyperthyroidism feeling cold symptom”:
Please note that some of the answers may be horribly incorrect. So don’t rely on it for anything serious.
You can use ChatGPT without Discord - just go to the website.
Click on any of the links below, install the app, and start reading what people are saying online.
Long hauler server for Long COVID and post-vax - Long Haulers All Welcome
I hope this helps!