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Pinching feeling in chest, chest pains, GERD , tightness in my left shoulder

Hi, I have been having this pinching feeling in my chest , left side, which kinda comes and goes after every 10-15 minutes for the last 2 days. I was recently having chest pains and I visited my GP, who diagnosed me with GERD , and also referred me to a cardiologist . All the tests at the cardiologist were fine. Also, I have been having tightness in my left shoulder and adjacent area for about a month now. Could it be related to my heart , or something like a pinched nerve or something? Btw, I am 28 yrs old, male, physically m active, workout about 4-5 days a week. Asif.
Asked On : Sun, 6 May 2012
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As you have already visited a cardiologist and nothing abnormal has been foud, the pain in your chest could be due to GERD and associated oesophagitis. You should take PPIs like pantoprazole 40 mgm once or twice a day for 4 to 6 weeks. Avoid oily and spicy food. Take last meal of the day at least 2 hrs before going to bed and do not take too much water with the meals. Do not lie down soonb after taking your meals. I`m sure you will improve with this. If the symptoms persist you should get investigated for hiatus hernia or go in for more detailed investigations to rule out heart disease.
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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