My 15 year-old daughter has Velocardiofacial Syndrome and frequently complains about headaches, stomachaches, and back and muscle pain. I have taken her to her pediatrician and our family doctor about this. Her pediatrician seemed more concerned that she was a victim of bullying than that this could be a health issue. Her dad and I both teach at her school, so I think we'd know if there was bullying. She seems to get along fine with everyone. She has battled with anemia, and even passed out one day this summer. The ER doctor thought it was a combination of the heat and the anemia. (She's taking iron supplements.) I'm just wondering if these symptoms have anything to do with her VCFS. Although the genetic team that diagnosed her said this syndrome occurrs in 1 in 2000-5000 births, most doctors we've seen seem unfamiliar with it. She is taking PE and doing yoga, so I tend to think the "back pain" and overall "muscle soreness" is just a part of that, but I always worry that I'm not taking her seriously enough because it seems she is always saying that her head hurts, stomach hurts, or muscles hurt. HELP!