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Has anyone had Baker’s Cysts in their knees?

Chronic inflammation causes a build-up of fluid in the knees. Cysts form in the back of the knee, fill with excess fluid and when it bursts causes extreme pain and, in my case, inability to put weight on my leg. Cyst fluid goes up and down the leg causing pain until the body absorbs it. Doctor said that once inflammation is controlled they will stop forming. I just started Humira last Saturday after two years of other medications that did not work well. Anyone else experience Baker’s Cysts? Love to hear your stories.

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  • ClairG moderator
    11 months ago

    I have not had them myself! Just wanted to drop in and tell you that I am thinking of you! Damn! That sounds so painful. I do hope that your Humira kicks in soon soon and brings some much needed relief with. – Clair,

  • catkins author
    11 months ago

    Thank you, Clair! Unfortunately, the Humira shot my blood pressure through the roof! I had to stop the Methotrexate and the Humira and get on Blood Pressure meds. Never had BP issues until I started treatment for the Psa. They agree it is because of the medications, I can’t take the good anti-inflammatories. I just received Embrel and will begin taking that with a half dose weekly of the Methotrexate. It seems what ever they try either does not work or I have a reaction to it- so frustrating!

  • Diane T
    11 months ago

    This is very interesting. I have never experience Baker Cysts. This sounds very painful. We are here if you need us.

    Thank you,


  • catkins author
    11 months ago

    Thank you, Diane!

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