GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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What is GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux disease is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates and refluxes into the esophagus.

Common symptoms reported by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
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Treatments taken by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
318
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
140
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
99
Tried for
Insomnia (70) Pain (60)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
99
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
99
Tried for
Pain (99) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Pain (78) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Depressed mood (64) Pain (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
79
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Pain (72)

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (93 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Abdominal bloating 18 more
How many evaluations
106
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Dizziness and feeling faint 10 more
How many evaluations
49
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Drowsiness 28 more
How many evaluations
64
Tried for
Insomnia (70) Pain (60)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Nausea sometimes 1 more
How many evaluations
37
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea An overall crappy feeling all the time 18 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (99) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 28 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (78) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 33 more
How many evaluations
61
Tried for
Depressed mood (64) Pain (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (21 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
24
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Constant hunger 4 more
How many evaluations
28
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 11 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Pain (72)

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 49
20s 313
30s 744
40s 1,114
50s 1,246
60s 644
70+ 157

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 512
20-29 years 654
30-39 years 609
40-49 years 460
50-59 years 201
60-69 years 43
70+ years 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,903
Not Diagnosed 152

These charts show data from GERD patients who have completed their condition history
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