At college graduation time and the preceding exams(sometime in the 1600's if I remember correctly
) I had the same symptoms....I even had flouroscopy where they showed a moving image of what's going on...and exposed me to a THREE MILE ISLAND worth of X-rays (found out later.)
Anyway, it was diagnoised as an "irritable duodenal valve"- stress related. Cute memory of the time: during the procedure the doctor said to me "rare Porterhouse steak"...and he told his colleage, "look at that sphincter twitch."
They gave me some stomach muscle relaxants and the situation passed, never to recur.
I guess college is tough!
[This message has been edited by zip2play (edited 06-07-2003).]