My boyfriends om got very severe lupus from silicone breast implants that had some damage that lasted after her mastectomies. Apparently she had the injections and it went down into her belly and all.
My mother was in a caraccident and had a large part of her face rebuilt with silicone and she has only had some mild symptoms of problems except for the fact they left a sponge in there for twenty years. Even that gave her not only infections but eventually autoimmune type problems. She does have microscopic colitis still, but has been much better since the sponge came out.
I do think that we underestimate the contaminants that can get in when they do surgery. And then if they put you on steriods or immunosuppressats, things fester. I know the injection ones were just plain bad, but my moms face was done inthe seventies and she's had very ttle difficulty in this very delicate area, especially where they rebuilt her sinuses and all.
Perhaps the jelly implants aren't as good as what they use for nose jobs and such. It does seem like you must be feeling pretty lousy. I hope you feel better soon.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids