Strange Question to Some... Breast implants????

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   Posted 2/22/2011 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just curious to see if there are any women on here that have Breast Implants.
I had a BA last October and it seems that my symptoms have gotten much worse since then....
I am not sure if it is just due to having surgery (trauma) to the body or if the implants themselves are causing this flare of symptoms.
I would like to hear your take on this even if you are have not had a Breast Augmentation...
Thanks in advance for any responses.

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   Posted 2/22/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've seen sufficient evidence on here in the last few years to convince me that ANY elective surgery is a BAD idea for anyone with an auto-immune disease. We tend to heal more slowly, with more complications, plus surgery often kicks off a MAJOR flare.

We just had a member die from complications of lap band surgery, and another is in serious condition in the hospital. We've had one or two who've been better after having breast implants removed. I don't recall anyone who was already diagnosed and then had implants.

If you're immune system is already over-active (ie lupus), attacking normal body parts and functions, then adding a foreign object to your body seems to me to be crazy.

I hope you feel better soon,
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   Posted 2/22/2011 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your response! I spoke with the PS and did a lot of research prior to having my BA. The PS was on a research panel for this very thing and he assured me that it was not related and that IF I did have an AutoImmune Disease it would not cause any problems with my BA... I think its BS to be honest with you!
But I chose to do this and now I have to suffer the consequences I guess...

Thanks again for the post.

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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are having increased misery, regardless of the shoulda, couldia, would'ves. Getting informed and seeking info was a good thing to do. That said, accepting the premise that lupus, as are other AI diseases, is a disease of a malfunctioning immune system, anything can be a trigger and make that worse. Surgery, a cold, a new medicine, a trip.....BA, could all certainly lead to a flare. And as we all know, it's different for each of us. Our bodies are genetically programmed to look at any foreign object, be it virus, splinter, heart stent, or any type of implant, as something to be handled/removed/killed/scarred off, with our infection control tools, white blood cells and our lymph system. It could be entirely coincidental that your flare is connected to your BA. Hope you are feeling better soonest,
ps. No BA for me, mine only LOOK like a DD if I harness 'em up from between my knees with a good underwire.

God knows, even if I don't....
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   Posted 2/23/2011 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You've raised a question I have been wondering about myself. Would love to have a BA but know the end results would be incredibly painful. I had cervical spine surgery a couple of years ago with a fusion, Flareup!!! I am still battling the same flareup.
Sue is right about our bodies reacting to any abnormality. Hopefully a good steroid and some r and r will help ease your pain.
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   Posted 2/24/2011 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input!!! I really appreciate it! I really think the surgery itself is what the culprit is and not the implants themselves. I have not developed any CC of any kind so far so that is a plus.
Anyway... Thanks again for the posts ladies!

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