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Mon, Oct 14 5:17pm · Baker’s cyst in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi @ellerbracke, I have very large Baker's cyst (both knees). Mine came out gradually. My legs were feeling weird for about 3 weeks (pain, stiffness and difficulty with balance). I was seeing my PCP, Pain Management and Rheumatology and they didn't know what was happening to my legs until my husband saw the swelling behind my knees. I was prescribed Prednisone for a few days, rest, ice and elevation. Now they are talking about possibly draining them and injecting steroids. I have an appointment tomorrow and hopefully the Dr. can help me because this is very painful.

Mon, Oct 14 5:57am · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you so much for this information. I hear a lot about Vita K2 which is supposed to be very good to build bones but when I talked to my PCP about it she said NO. She says that there are no studies to prove this. I think I am going to try it anyways. Will you please update when you get your bone density test? I do not drink milk as I have a milk allergy.

Sat, Oct 12 6:58am · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I was taking 500 of Vit D but my levels where low. I increased to 2000 a day and now my levels are back to normal. The Vit D in calcium supplement was not enough for me.

Thu, Oct 10 11:02am · Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I was diagnosed about 10 years ago with osteoporosis and I was prescribed Fosamax. I stopped taking it after a while because I was afraid of the side effects. My DEXA scans have gotten worse since then but I still refused Fosamax or any other medications for this. About 3 days ago I had a regular appointment with my Primary Doctor and she brought up this issue (she knows I don't take the medication). We did discussed all the Pros and Cons at length and she seemed very concerned that I am not taking medication for Osteoarthritis. I Also have RA and take medications for this. I think maybe I'll give Fosamax a try and get my DEXA scan repeated to see what happens.

Wed, Oct 9 7:44am · Osteoarthritis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I take ginger tea (made from ginger roots – not the tea bags) every day for inflammation.

Mon, Oct 7 10:00am · Arthritis: Knee in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi. I use Voltaren gel for all my joints andt it works well for me when I have flares.

Wed, Oct 2 11:49am · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi. Mine says 25- Hydroxy Vitamin D.

Tue, Oct 1 7:36pm · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi. I have my vit d and calcium levels checked and if it is low then I take a supplement. Right now my calcium is fine but my vit d is low.