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Chest pain, vomiting when burping. Started smoking and working out. Related symptoms?

I am a 22 year old male and have had bouts of dull chest pain and gas (usually burping) for some time now. Sometimes I burp up a little bit of vomit I can taste in the back of my throat and the chest pain moves around my back between the shoulder blades to the shoulder joint and collar bone. I began smoking a few months ago and also started working out recently. Are my symptoms related to that and should I go to the ER or will a regular doctor visit do?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Dear concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.

In all probabality you have deveolped "GERD" Gastro Eosophageal Reflux Disease as a result of Smoking.The pain in the chest is also related to smoking and partly due to work out in your Gym (Myalgia).
The best course of action is to stop SMOKING at the earliest/Now. In addition have H2 receptor antagonists such as Ranitidine/Antacids/ analgesics/Vitamin supplimentation/apply Rubifacients on the sholuder and chest areas.
If the above measures do not help you much, then try and consult an Internal Medicine Specialist for all Baseline Investigations including the X-Ray of the Part and follow the evidence based therapy.
Wishing you a Speedy Recovery.,
Best Regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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