I have severe osteoarthritis. My medicine doesn't seem to work, and today the doctor changed it, so I'm hoping for relief. But I find that at bedtime, my affected joints offer up a new kind of pain, not really in the bones, but in the surrounding tissues.

This only occurs when the weather changes severely. Is this normal? Should I expect my medication (it will now be Arthrotec) to control that kind of pain as well? (I've been on Celebrex for years, and NEVER had any relief of osteoarthritis OR weather-influenced pain.)

What works for pain from severe weather changes?