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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Smoking and Tobacco
Smoking: chest discomfort and shoulder pain
I have been smoking for 3 weeks now and in this last week I have started feeling chest discomfort(not pain) and left shoulder pain only when I smoke it stops a few minutes after I finish my smoke, am I on the verge of having a heart attack or is it cause I`m just unfit? I am slim build, 20 years old and exercise rarely.
Obviously, I've not examined you, so I can't tell what is causing your chest pain. And, because chest pain can be serious, a consultation with your doctor may be indicated. Maybe it's also worthwhile to listen to what your body is telling you about smoking. Huh?
Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University