• Osteoarthritis

    I have osteo arthritis in my lower back, neck, hands, knees, hips, and feet. I've tried Mobic, but it doesn't do a thing for me. I'm going to an orthopedic surgeon as I also have some herniated discs, spinal stenosis, a vertebrae that's been knocked out of place, and a few other work related back problems. He recommended Mobic also, and when I told him my GP had prescribed that with no improvement, he gave me a script for Ibuprofin 800. Which tears up my stomach, so that I wake up at 3 am with killer heartburn and acid reflux-even if I take the Ibuprofin with dinner. Is anyone taking anything, that takes the pain away (or even gets it down to a dull roar), is non-narcotic (they make me dizzy and extremely nauseous), and doesn't give you an ulcer? I'm also taking Nexium as needed...which means I always forget to take it.