I have only recently started my journey of pain in my wrists (now both right and left) - I was given an initial diagnosis of tendinitis and am awaiting a blood test, so it is early days. I have gone online to read about conditions it could be and most information discusses the degeneration of the joints continually making the situation worst. I want to try to deal with this and have continued to work (although with some pain) however if I mention not going to work everyone tells me that we are not sure what is causing the pain so it may not be necessary not to go, but I am not offered a sick note so surely I am limited as to how long I can be off for anyway? I have been advised to take over the counter anti inflammatories but I have concerns about side effects from continuous use? I am trying to stay positive but now have got to the point of trying to work out what may be causing the pain, and if I am inflicting this myself by something I am eating/using which is affecting my body - want to try to help myself but also not to make it worse. Have just had a week off work (holiday - not due to sickness) - which has helped in some ways as I can deal with it as it comes along rather than trying to pretend I'm ok - but really struggling at the thought of having to go back. Sorry to go on but it is very difficult to discuss - no one can see anything wrong with me but cannot understand how painful it can be.