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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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20 year old with chest pain. What could be the reason ?

I am 20 years old 170 pounds 6 3 Don t eat as much as i would like too, I smoke cigarettes, i drink alcohol in moderation, loads of coffee due to being a security guard I work 4 shifts wed thurs Night shift, Weekends sat sun day shift so i constantly have to transition I have chest pain right over my heart right now, my left arm also feels very weird Is this fatigue, too much coffee? to much smoking...? What steps do i take, this feeling has been around for the last 3 days, on and off. Today it has been ongoing for the last 2 hours, the most its ever lasted so far also can i walk into a hospital complaining of heart pains and get an EKG? Oh, and my left eye recently started twitching randomly, I was told it is either a calcium def or fatigue...which is it and is it connected with the above problem? I appreciate any short or as long. Thank you another thing i wanted to add, I am an excessive sweater..But only on my hands and feet these last 3 days I only sweat during this chest episode, just another weird thing..
Wed, 11 May 2011
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Hi welcome to healthcare magic forum

The above symptoms suggestive of Oesophagitis (inflammation of esophagus) ... that pain is felt as chest pain... excess of coffee& smoking and drinking will lead gastritis and esophagitis... First you must stop smoking& drinking.. avoid too much of coffee.. avoid spicy foods, good sleep, will reduce the symptoms.. twitch of left eyes is due to calcium deficiency... calcium tablets may be helpful..
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