I was doing fine until I got a job as a mail room clerk-the repetitive motion-quit work and pain is still here-sometimes hard to lift cup of coffee. I hope at least you have or are able to purchase wrist brace. I have 8.5 wrist and larger than normal arm.This can come on gradually-but the exact date-unless you have a diary of how you are feeling physically each day you will never know the date.Also the place I worked wasn't ergonimacallycorrect and neither is my computer area, but will purchase the needed items post haste. the doc has me on Naproxin which interferes with Lithium levels and if that don't work he'll do cortezone shots. This isn't pain in tush,but pain in wrist-ha ha! Id love to educate the doc!