For the past 3 days I have had the worst hunger pains ever. It is so painful that it wakes me up every 4 hours with surges of sharp pain. I can eat two crackers and they will go away for the time being but they come back again 2 hours later. If I suffer with the pain for about 30min they go away totally until I eat agian. I feel my stomach twisting like your ringing out a rag. I eat little bits all the time so I don't have a problem during the day but I havent had any sleep. Any ideas?
A gnawing or burning pain in the abdomen between the breastbone and the navel, that occurs between meals, while sleeping and in the early hours of the morning, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours, and gets better when consuming food is caharcteristic for duodenal ulcer.
The same quality of pain that appears when the food is consumed and soon after finishing the meal is characteristic for gastritis (stomach wall inflammation) or stomach ulcer.