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I have mild osteoarthritis that I take Vioxx for. Mainly, it's my lower back that hurts, but my joints flare up and I have a hard time loosening up in the mornings when it's cold.

Lately though, I've noticed that my lower back is hurting A LOT more than usual, and during the day and evening, even while I'm asleep, my back will ache sending sharp shooting pains down my legs both front and back, and sometimes up to my neck and shoulders.

What I'm wondering is, if this sounds familiar to anyone and if anybody has any insight as to what is going on. The earliest I can get into my doc is 2 weeks from now so I've got to wait until then to see what she says. Any insight is helpful.