I'm having trouble finding the thread in which you gave me this advice, but I did check the mult-vite I had been taking, and it had a lot of beta-carotene in it.
Stopped taking it for a few days...my OA-type hip pain is now gone. Who woulda thunk it???
The bottle was lmost empty; I threw it out, and am shopping for a new one :-D
Thanks for saving me from waddling around. That was deeply disturbing...