As far as I am aware this theory ie 11-18 tender points has been discredited.
This means you don't have to have these tender points to have Fibromyalgia.
Unfortunately nobody has told half the doctors I have seen which is one of the reason I have not been treated for anything.
I would like to know why some of the doctors think this 11-18 tender points is still a valid test for Fibromyalgia and some don't. Could not the so called specialists at least be aware of the current up to date research that even I am aware of?
I am male btw. Maybe this out dated tender point test is the reason there are so few males on this forum.