actually, the tender points are very specific. i do agree that fibro is Dxed too often but it is a true disease. also, most people who have fibro also have a second autoimmune disease. i have fibro and RA and would gladly give both up at any time lol. latest verdict is also neuropathy but i dont know much about that one yet, have not done much research. whatever they call it, i live in pain 24/7.