Our expert says:
The pain could be due to gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or an ulcer. You can try Mucaine for the pain (it contains anti-acid and a local anaesthetic) and you should probably get a PPI (something that reduce acid forming in the stomach) like Nexiam. You will need a prescription for this. If symptomatic treatment does not give relief, I suggest you ask your GP to refer you for a gastroscopy to check whether you have an ulcer.
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