I was diagnosed last year by a physio consultant with osteoarthritis with fybromyalgia elements. I have never had any x-rays and am not sure whether I should have done. I am not convinced that I have the fybromyalgia though, just osteoarthritis. Pain is not too bad and I haven't got any worse since my diagnosis. I go once a month for maintenance to a chiropractor and also do the exercises given to me daily. I try and walk as often as I can but cannot walk as far as I used to pre-arthritis. I was told by the physio consultant to 'go to my doctor if symptoms got worse' before she signed me off her list! I tried the water exercises at my local pool as suggested by her but these were useless as I wasn't able to do the ones given to me by the physio, hence the visits to the chiropractor. Pain worse in the mornings and wake me up in the night. Reluctant to go down the drug route as I have IBS and a lot of drugs inflame this. Is there anything natural herbal that I can take to elleviate the pain?