Hello, I'm new here. I just discovered Dr. Sarno 2 weeks ago. My 14 year old son has been suffering from acute penis pain since October 2013 (although milder forms of it off and on since he was 8). He says it's his urethra. It is at times spasming, at times burning, stabbing, ripping...you name it. He has had so many medical tests through his pediatric urologist. He has seen physiotherapists, chiropractors, had X-rays of his back, ultrasounds, urethrograms. Tried a ton of various medications, most of which made him extremely sick. His pain is often a level 10 or more - off the charts, making him panic and scream in pain. So, I am positive he has TMS. His physiotherapist lent him a biofeedback machine and it is evident that his pelvic muscles are extremely tight. He is trying to relax them. He is currently taking .5 mg of Klonipin in divided doses throughout the day, and this seems to really help - due to its anti-anxiety property or relaxing his muscles, I don't know. Since his symptoms fluctuate according to his stress level, and he has suffered from anxiety for years due to being emotionally abused by his grade 3 teacher while also being bullied (the 2 were in cahoots, shockingly, and were sued by another parent - they victimized 4 kids in my son's class), I know this is all stress related and muscle tension. How do I convince him of this? He has given up hope that he'll ever be free of the pain. 2 weeks ago I stopped asking how his pain was all the time, I stopped keeping his pain diary, and I started telling him that there was nothing seriously wrong with him, he has muscle tension causing pain (not minimizing his pain, though), and that he will get better through dealing with his emotions. This does seem to be working - for the first time in months he's been out of bed (he is not currently going to school because of this pain), he's been happier, he's been building Lego and hanging out with us in the family room - all huge progress. He's still not able to leave the house much, though. He also refuses to talk to his friends. So, he kind of believes me and kind of doesn't. He's heard so many theories and tried so many medications that he doesn't really believe in any treatment or diagnosis. I want to read Dr. Sarno's books with him but I know he won't want me to and won't listen. How should I continue to coach him/approach this/get him to 100% buy into TMS? Can I do all of the research and reading and try to convince him, or will he have to do that? He's simply not that interested but I can see my new attitude already working on him, however much he thinks I'm wrong - he has definitely been improving. Thanks for reading this far, any help is appreciated.