I have been experiencing fairly severe stomach pain for the last five years, however it only occurs once every couple of months generally. I spoke with my doctor and she didn't really seem terribly concerned but it is extremely painful. I have been trying to keep track of what it is that might be setting off these pains but I can't seem to figure out what it might be. The pain is under my ribs, within my upper abdomen within my stomach. It is a stabbing pain but it is very centralized in my stomach, the pain does not go through to my back as I have heard other people describe various stomach pains often do. I have tried antacids and peptobismal, but the only thing that actually alleviates the pain is a warm compress on my stomach, a warm bath, or drinking a mixture of baking soda dissolved in warm water. Does anyone have any other recommendations for what I could do for this pain to alleviate it and/or a suggestion as to what the actual cause may be?