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

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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
312
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
129
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
98
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Tried for
Pain (96)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
Insomnia (65) Pain (55)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
81
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
78
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Tried for
Depressed mood (63) Pain (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Pain (67) Insomnia (4)
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)

You’ve tried
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) (83 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Abdominal bloating 14 more
How many evaluations
94
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Dizziness and feeling faint 5 more
How many evaluations
40
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Joint pain
How many evaluations
31
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Dizziness 20 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (96)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Drowsiness 24 more
How many evaluations
55
Tried for
Insomnia (65) Pain (55)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Constipation 3 more
How many evaluations
32
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Bloating Constipation 3 more
How many evaluations
21
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (17 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
19
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 32 more
How many evaluations
55
Tried for
Depressed mood (63) Pain (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 27 more
How many evaluations
33
Tried for
Pain (67) Insomnia (4)
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 46
20s 296
30s 648
40s 982
50s 1,086
60s 556
70+ 132

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 442
20-29 years 569
30-39 years 537
40-49 years 402
50-59 years 176
60-69 years 40
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,554
Not Diagnosed 138

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