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Table 2 A sample discussion thread from an online health community

From: Neural side effect discovery from user credibility and experience-assessed online health discussions

User IDs Posts Mentioned drugs Aggregated side effects
3690 While my experience of 10 years is with Paxil, I expect that Zoloft will be the same. You should definitely feel better within 2 weeks. One way I found to make it easier to sleep was to get lots of exercize. Walk or run or whatever to burn off that anxiety. Zoloft, Paxil changed behavior, decreased sexual desire, diarrhea, dry mouth, heart-burn, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness,...
26521 I’ve heard of people going “cold turkey” and having withdrawal at 6 months! Please, get in contact with a doctor ASAP! “common symptoms include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares and vertigo”   
  1. The User IDs and Posts columns respectively list the IDs of users involved in the discussions and their messages. The Mentioned drugs and Aggregated side effects columns respectively list the explicitly discussed drugs and their combined side effects