Hello,It sure sounds like it could be fibro. I had to chuckle at your description of getting tired while beating cake batter, not because it's funny, but because that's just like me. Then again, it could be something else, or a combination of fibro and - who knows what.
The pain IS real! I had a nurse at the hospital the other day say that fibro is just a wastebasket diagnosis, something they call symptoms that don't fit anywhere else. (Really? Are we still in that place in 2010??) I was there for my daughter, and didn't feel like getting into it, and besides, I'm very old-hat at this and not in any danger of being made to feel like a hypochondriac. But whatever you do, don't let them softsell your pain. That's what gets me - when someone else tries to tell you how YOU FEEL!
As for the tender-point test, I've heard many times that sometimes those specific points won't be tender - besides, they can move around from day to day. Anyway, good luck to you!
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.