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
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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
276
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
141
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
108
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
91
Tried for
Pain (91) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
86
Tried for
Insomnia (57) Pain (49)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
83
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Pain (77) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (17)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Anxious mood (62) Insomnia (6)
2 more

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
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (95 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Anemia 19 more
How many evaluations
110
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Pain Stomach pain 16 more
How many evaluations
60
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain 20 more
How many evaluations
50
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Itching 17 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Pain (91) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (53 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Weight gain 20 more
How many evaluations
73
Tried for
Insomnia (57) Pain (49)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
39
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 33 more
How many evaluations
41
Tried for
Pain (77) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Abdominal bloating 7 more
How many evaluations
33
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 28 more
How many evaluations
67
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (17)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (58 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sedation 16 more
How many evaluations
70
Tried for
Anxious mood (62) Insomnia (6)
2 more

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 39
20s 313
30s 755
40s 1,232
50s 1,382
60s 784
70+ 213

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 541
20-29 years 690
30-39 years 663
40-49 years 503
50-59 years 213
60-69 years 51
70+ years 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,082
Not Diagnosed 160

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