I have eaten a lot of popcorn
  I have eaten a lot of popcorn

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I have eaten a lot of popcorn (two microwave bags) - I am slender and dance, walk, etc. I have woken up out of a sleep with chest discomfort after eating this. It was a lot. No difficulty breathing, no sweating...etc. I also hurt my back in a fall - across middle of back and it is slowly healing...that also hurt before I went to sleep that night. Deducing back and food but do not know. BP is normal, Cholesterol good, weight good...

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Dear patrice, it is unlikely to be a cardiac pain. You didn't mention the site of pain. However, It may be a mechanical chest pain which will resolve with NSAID and muscle relaxant. Another probability is just a stomach pain. Take an anti ulcerant. Thanks.

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