I haven't had any problems until 6 months ago. It started with tolerable stomach cramps
that lasted 1 week. These cramps
were in the stomach
just below the sternum. After this episode, for about a month, I had the sensation of a "ball" in the stomach -- even when I hadn't eaten for many hours, I still felt full. This was accompanied by back pain and
abdominal discomfort. A blood test revealed the presence of H-Pylori. I took antibiotics for this, and
experienced some relief.