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Hi.I am a perfectly healthy 25 yrrs old guy and never had any helth problem of any kind. I have an active lifestyle but smoke about 5-6 cig a day and also have been eating spicy forever. I have been experiencing mild pain in the centre of my chest since last couple of months or may be more. It lasts for a couple of minutes and subsides by itself. I describe it as mild but sharp pain behind the ribs, may be a bit towards the right and kind of radiating to the back. I just started experiencing it and the frequency is like once a month but still I am getting corncerned. I don't think it is related to cornary disease but somehow feel it might be GERD or something. Still really worried, if someone can offer any advice or insight I would really apreciate it..Thanks all  
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620923 tn?1452919248
Hi and welcome to the GERD forum.

U may not want to hear this but smoking can be a contributor to ur problem...it is on the list of things besides spicey food to avoid...meds along with diet and lifestyle changes ( smoking) can affect the way u feel and if u continue to develope a persistant GERD issue.

Ask ur pharmacist what OTC med will be best for u....if ur problem persists please see a GI dr.

Please see our Health Pages here on MedHelp.

1048561 tn?1253631735
After dealing with my four month old girl with GERDS, I'd say you should try something over the counter for that, and if it doesn't help I'd see a GI Specialist. I tried many things  with my little girl, but ended up going to a GI Specialist. How long have you been smoking, more than likely it's not the smoking that is causing the issue. I honestly think it sounds like GERDS, try something over the counter like prilosec. Good luck and I hope you are feeling better soon.
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