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[CENTER]Hello GracieGirl :wave: [/CENTER]

[INDENT]Here is a list of the rare side effects of Vioxx. Your symptom is in this list and you may have other's as well. I hope this helps.

Rare side effects may include:
Abdominal bloating or tenderness, allergies, anxiety, appetite change, arm pain, asthma, back strain, baldness, black-tarry stool, blisters, bloody nose, blurred vision, boils, bursitis, cartilage problems, cavities, chest congestion, chest pain, chills, confusion, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), constipation, cough, cysts, decreased levels of sodium in the blood, decreased mental alertness, dental pain, depression, dermatitis, difficulty breathing, drowsiness, dry mouth, dry throat, ear infection, ear pain, ear ringing, ear wax, fainting, fever, fluid in the lungs, flushing, fungal infection, gas, gastrointestinal infection, gastrointestinal inflammation, hallucinations, heartbeat irregularities, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, hernia of the diaphragm, herpes infection, hives, impaired sensitivity to touch, inability to urinate, increased nighttime urination, increased potassium in the blood, infection, insect bite reaction, insomnia, itching, joint pain and swelling, kidney failure, laryngitis, liver failure, low blood cell counts, menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorder, migraine headache, mouth infection, mouth and throat sores, muscle aches and pains, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nail problems, nasal congestion, numbness, pain, painful urination, pelvic pain, pneumonia, rapid or slow heartbeat, rash, runny nose, sciatic pain, severe increase in blood pressure, severe skin peeling, skin dryness, skin inflammation, skin tingling or burning, sore throat, sweating, swelling, taste disturbances, tendon inflammation, tingling sensation, tonsillitis, vaginal inflammation, vein problems, vomiting, weight gain, wheezing, yellow skin and eyes.[/INDENT]

[CENTER] :angel: Jeanne :angel: [/CENTER]

June 30, 2003
Bilateral L4-L5-S1 Laminectomies.
Left L4-L5 Discectomy.
Left L5-S1 Discectomy.
Left L4-L5 translaminar posterior interbody fusion using allograft & bone morphogenic protein. (BMP)
Bilateral posterolateral arthrodesis L4-L5-S1 using pedicle screw instrumentation & spinous process bone graft.
Intraoperative pedicle screw stimulation.

Final Diagnosis:
L4-L5, L5-S1 Degenerative Disc Disease. (DDD)
Spinal Instability.