How many women with rheumatoid arthritis on this site have breast implants?

How many women with RA on this site have breast implants? I know this is a personal question; but I'm hearing a lot about breast implants illness. It seems to have a lot of the same symptoms....

Sarah Hoyt
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Not here.

Nita Scott
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None for me

Sarah Hanks
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Stephanie Pickens
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No, but I did get a reduction to help my neck and back pain, and it did.

Lisa Harrington
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Not I.

Yoli Cisneros
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yes, 21 yrs

Carmen Yeager
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Did you have ra before the implants?

Sarah Hoyt 3 years

yes, only had RA diagnosed about 2.5 yrs ago

Carmen Yeager 3 years

I also has just quit taking contraception pills a few years before the diagnosis and then went into menopause. I remember back having RA sypmtoms for several years before the diagnosis.

Carmen Yeager 3 years

Check out breast plant illness healing by Nicole on fb

Sarah Hoyt 3 years

I can see how breast implants could trigger RA. Would never get them with an existing autoimmune disease. Could trigger major flares with your body reacting to the implants.

Kristen Boudreaux
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I agree I guess it's just weird I didn't get ra till after. Either way I regret it

Sarah Hoyt 3 years

I have been a SS disability lawyer for 23 years and have had several clients with fibromyalgia that was attributed to their breast implants, and about half had their symptoms resolve or decrease significantly once they had their implants removed. But fibromyalgia is a very different problem. I imagine some women could have RA triggered by implants, but I don't know, I never came across that. The women who had fibromyalgia symptoms found out, after having their implants removed, that there were miniscule leaks in their implants and that was infiltrating their body.

Lisa Harrington
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My mother in law had hers leak, doctors don't know how to treat it. She has found silicone in her hair! Now has fibro, autoimmune disease.

Kristen Boudreaux 3 years

What autoimmune disease does she have?

Lisa Harrington 3 years

She has Lupus

Kristen Boudreaux 3 years

From the breast implants? Or in addition to?

Lisa Harrington 3 years

I know when I broke my neck a section of the vertebrae fell off and they wanted to implant and artificial piece, and one of the surgeons said my body could reject it due to having RA. I chose to not have the surgery and deal with the pain. I definitely wouldn't put unnecessary implants in.

Lisa Harrington 3 years
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I had rheumatoid arthritis in remission and I had the Mirena placed a few years ago and then I had a full-on flare-up for months about one month after I had it placed. Did lots of research and there is silicone in the Mirena contraceptive. I had it removed my symptoms went away immediately. Food for thought.

Megan Gunn
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I've heard that! I'm glad your good now! That's what I'm hoping for! So happy for you

Sarah Hoyt 3 years

Not me

Michelle Womack
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