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
285
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
133
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
97
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
Insomnia (64) Pain (56)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
Pain (93) 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)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
77
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70

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) (96 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Constipation 17 more
How many evaluations
108
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Diarrhea 15 more
How many evaluations
54
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Acid reflux 2 more
How many evaluations
41
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Grogginess 27 more
How many evaluations
66
Tried for
Insomnia (64) Pain (56)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Chronic constipation 17 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (93) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 31 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Pain (78) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
31
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant hunger Constipation 5 more
How many evaluations
28
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 29 more
How many evaluations
59
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Bloating 6 more
How many evaluations
22

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

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 41
20s 309
30s 735
40s 1,131
50s 1,280
60s 691
70+ 173

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 519
20-29 years 661
30-39 years 618
40-49 years 466
50-59 years 205
60-69 years 47
70+ years 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,944
Not Diagnosed 155

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