They started about 2 years ago, but these past couple months have been really bad. I'm afraid to eat because it hurts so much most days. It's starting to have an impact on my life, at work or at home with my kids. The pain is usually in one or two general spots, but has a tendency to radiate throughout my stomach. I don't know if I should seek medical advice or let it pass. When I went to the hospital the first time because of it they gave me some sort of GI cocktail that numbed my insides, but that was all.