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Back Problems board

Hi fellow PLIS'S,
I am curious as to what your doctors have told you concerning arthritis medicine. I had been taking Arthrotec for several years to keep my arthritis, which is pretty bad under control. Dr. took me off of it 10 days before surgery and says that I can't take it or any other arthritis medicine for at least 6 months due to the fact that it hinders the bone fusing. I know from reading posts that some of you do take arthritis medicine.
Just curious because I'm 3 months out and my arthritis is getting really.....bad. Thanks,