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
283
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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
94
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
Insomnia (64) Pain (57)
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
80
Tried for
Pain (76) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
75
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Pain (66)

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) (91 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Abdominal bloating 17 more
How many evaluations
103
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Diarrhea 17 more
How many evaluations
52
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Acid reflux 2 more
How many evaluations
38
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Grogginess 27 more
How many evaluations
64
Tried for
Insomnia (64) Pain (57)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea An overall crappy feeling all the time 18 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (93) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 29 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (76) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
28
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 30 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant hunger Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
25
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 11 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Pain (66)

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 41
20s 311
30s 737
40s 1,119
50s 1,275
60s 675
70+ 169

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 518
20-29 years 659
30-39 years 614
40-49 years 465
50-59 years 201
60-69 years 47
70+ years 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,929
Not Diagnosed 154

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