2 posts tagged “patients and drug experiences”

Share your experiences with Stresam

Posted March 19th, 2011 by

Stresam is an international brand of etifoxine, a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and anticonvulsant drug.  It is used to treat anxiety disorders – such as general anxiety disorder (GAD) or social anxiety disorder or panic disorder – and to promote peripheral nerve healing in patients with peripheral neuropathy.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, two patients report using Stresam currently while two patients report discontinuing it.  The reported reasons for taking it include anxious mood, shortness of breath and heart palpitations, while the one reported reason for discontinuation is that “the course of treatment ended.”  Out of all four patients, only one reports Stresam side effects, rated as “mild.”

Given the prevalence of anxiety disorders, we know there are many others who may have tried Stresam to relieve their anxiousness.  If you’ve used Stresam, another formulation of etifoxine or other anti-anxiety medications, we encourage you to share your experiences (including side effects) to help other patients.  PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform allows you to share detailed data about all types of treatments, interventions and lifestyle modifications that have helped you or simply had no effect.


Have you taken Stresam – or another brand of etifoxine? Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice and support, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you.

Redesigned Treatment Reports on PatientsLikeMe

Posted November 9th, 2009 by

One thing that’s great about working at PatientsLikeMe is that our members are really invested in making our product better. Every day, we receive lots of great recommendations about how to improve the site.   Today, we’re unveiling newly redesigned treatment reports that incorporate feedback we’ve received in all our communities.  Want to know what medications patients like you are using to treat their condition and compare your experiences with others?  That’s what you can do with a treatment report.   In redesigning these reports, we wanted to make them more useful, more visible and easier to navigate.  Now you can:

  • Understand the experience of taking a treatment, including what the side-effects are and how people manage those side-effects
  • Learn how to cope with taking a drug (with tips and advice from other members and links to relevant forum threads)
  • Find and contact other patients like you who use a certain treatment (such as people who report the same side effects or people who take it for the same reason)
  • See how your experiences compare to those of other patients like you

If you’d like a tour of these new reports, check out the screencast below by our web developer Adam Darowski.  We’ll continue to update you through the forum, our newsletters and the blog on what’s new and improved on the site.  Your feedback helps us to continue to fulfill our promise of delivering a website that helps you and makes you say “wow.”  Please, keep it coming…

PatientsLikeMe member moakes