Pressure like pain in my chest, feels like someone is standing on it. Flares up when I take painkillers?

18 years old, Pressure like pain in my chest, feels like someone is standing on it. Flares up when I take painkillers. Small amount of relief when I lie down and stretch on the ground. Smoke an average amount daily. Not on any other drugs/ do not drink.





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
It is known and the FDA confirmed warnings about the risks of taking NSAIDs on increasing the risk of heart attack..and chest pain /tightness is a sign …specially is high risk groups I.e smokers.Hypertensive and high cholesterol etc..
Work on quitting smoking..try yoga and get a lipid profile test..

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi,
this may be because of costochondritis. get a chest xray done or a hrct chest to rule out other lung related pathologies. a chest rib belt worn during day time and anti inflammatory tablets should be helpful.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HIGET A SPIROMETRY DONE AS WELL TO ASSESS THE LUNG FUNCTION
THIS MAY BE LUNG ISSUE DUE TO SMOKING. GET A CHEST XRAY DONE. DISEASES OF LUNG ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE SUCH CHEST PAINS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
you may be having muscle strain or rib cartilage strain. you should take muscle relaxant tablets instead of taking just pain killers. get chest xray done to find out the exact cause

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