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
282
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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
114
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
86
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Pain (79) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Pain (85) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
83
Tried for
Insomnia (55) Pain (47)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Anxious mood (63) Insomnia (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Depressed mood (51) Pain (17)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (103 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Anemia 22 more
Total evaluations
118
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Pain 16 more
Total evaluations
62
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (55 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain 21 more
Total evaluations
57
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Sore throat
Total evaluations
47
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 26 more
Total evaluations
44
Tried for
Pain (79) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Itching 15 more
Total evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (85) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (55 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Weight gain 19 more
Total evaluations
76
Tried for
Insomnia (55) Pain (47)
3 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
Total evaluations
34
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (60 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sedation 16 more
Total evaluations
72
Tried for
Anxious mood (63) Insomnia (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Weight gain 22 more
Total evaluations
63
Tried for
Depressed mood (51) Pain (17)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 37
20s 315
30s 772
40s 1,305
50s 1,466
60s 839
70+ 244
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 551
20-29 years 709
30-39 years 685
40-49 years 517
50-59 years 226
60-69 years 55
70+ years 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,166
Not Diagnosed 163

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