For about 2 or 3 years I have noticed that when I wake up early (between 7:00 and 8:00 in the morning) my stomach burns, I feel nauseous, and my stomach is not flat and looks as if I have not completely digested the food i ate the night before. I can't eat breakfast when this happens because these symptoms make eating really unappealing. This all goes away about an hour or two after being awake. However, in the summer when I can sleep in to about 10:00, I feel fine and my stomach is completely flat and digested. Does this happen to anyone else? I am SO SCARED that it is a stomach ulcer. i have extreme anxiety issues and I skip breakfast and lunch all the time when I am busy in school so I am really afraid that I have caused myself an ulcer. Also, within the past month, I have sometimes noticed a small pain on the left side of my abdominal muscles. Does this sound like an ulcer or am i being a hypochondriac?