A few years ago I was diagnosed with Arthritis in my neck,it has given me trouble now and again but for the last 18 mths has been a lot worse.About a year ago I noticed a pain in my right collar bone and it has got slowly worse until the pain goes under my arm up my shoulder and into my neck.When I told the doc about it he said it will be the Arthritis,what fun eh! I know their are a lot of people who suffer with it not only adults but children as well which breaks my heart to think that innocent children should go through such pain.I'm not complaining about it at all I will learn to put up with the pain after all there are worse things out there.I cannot take some of the painkillers the docs put you on for Arthritis so my doc has put me on a painkiller patch and it seems to be working ok at the moment,one of the side affects is it helps you sleep and my oh my, is that the only side affect I have!!It sure has helped me sleep over the last 4 weeks its brilliant,I go to bed and read for a about 15 mins and then that is it until my alarm clock goes off at 645am.I am so pleased to be able to get some sleep because a couple of mths ago I was in so much pain that I could not sleep.I'm not saying that this is the end of my pain but at the moment I have got some relief from it which is worth the lottery to me. 10yrs ago I went to collage and got myself a diploma in Aromatherapy,I have always loved essential oils and using them to heal ailments so off I went to learn some more.I found it very interesting learning about each oil where it comes from, what it can help with, what other oil it can be mixed with and what not to mix it with.I did more homework in the 4mths I did that than the yrs I was at school and enjoyed every minute.My main aim was to help my husband with massage as he has a spinal disease but that is now unfortunately beyond massage but at the time helped him relax and helped his muscle spasms.When my daughter was in labour with her boys Aromatherapy massage to her back and legs helped her relax and a few friends have benefited from my help as well, so that makes me happy.I am now helping myself with the oils that are used for Arthritis and am feeling the benefits so I will continue using them.I have also been looking in my Alternative medicine books I have to help me and will follow what ever I find.For anybody else out there and I know there are many,I hope you are getting the best from your docs that you can to help your Arthritis and feeling the benefit's,if not go and pester the doc because we do not have to suffer there is help out there!!!