I was diagnosed with advanced hip arthritis 10 months ago . So far I have tried, co codamol all strengths, naproxen, tramadol, morphine patches, and now meloxicam and I can honestly say none of them have helped at all. I feel I am worse every day, I have terrible referred sciatic pain in my knee which sometime wakes ne up screaming. I now find that both knees are also becoming stiffer and painful as I am finding it so difficult to move. I have had physio but most days it is too painful to do them. I cannot understand how I have gone from no pain to constant excruciating pain in 10 months. I have not even seen an orthopaedic surgeon yet let alone been put on a waiting list. My mental health is now starting to suffer as all I can see ahead is being totally immobile.