As the mom of a young woman who has suffered for years with constant debilitating head pain and all that goes with it (the isolation, lack of the ability to function, work, or attend school, numerous hospitalizations and procedures, and all the other stuff that those on this forum are all too well aware of) I have read this forum for a long time. I have done this to learn as much as possible about with my daughter's condition in order to help her and myself (as her caretaker) in any way possible. I have never actually felt the need or inspiration to register and comment until now. This is perhaps the saddest entry I have read in all my time watching this forum. Please do not doubt your son. This is a stigma that head pain sufferers deal with continually. They don't look sick enough, they can fake wellness enough to get by sometimes, often nothing shows up on any of their tests, and then voila! everyone thinks they are either crazy or just faking it. I stood by and actually listened while a teacher told my daughter, " If only you looked half as bad as you say you feel, then maybe you'd get some sympathy." This was her reward for toughing it out and trying to leave as normally as possible. Please, your son's headpain is most likely worse than he is even telling you, and the longer you wait to treat it, the more serious his condition can become. Believe me, I know, we didn't know what we were doing when my daughter's pain began, and by the time we got her where she needed to be, her once episodic migraines had transformed into constant pain. She now lives with a constant level 8 headache that spikes to a 10 nearly daily. Your son needs you now, and he needs you to believe him. If you don't, who will, and then where will he turn? Please listen to him.