The symptoms are fairly typical: Burning pain in the
upper mid abdomen, especially at night, accompanied by
bloating, fullness and a sense of intestinal awareness, is
common. The pains are often partially relieved by eating
or taking antacids. It is especially common to have had
these symptoms at some time in the past at which time
the patient called it indigestion, which is what it was. The
intermittent nature of ulcer symptoms is very characteristic.
The symptoms are often exacerbated in association
with specific stresses in one's personal life.