BTW, 2 years ago I had a double mastectomy and removed every fragment of silicone infected tissue from my breast implants. My Lupus improved 70% immediately after. fast forward 2 years, the remainder of my lupus problems which included anemia, kidney disease, reoccurring plursey, definite arthritis (and the list probably goes on) have just been addressed with prednisone, blood transfusion and first time on plaquenil (one month so far) I want to put the warning out there that silicone implants were devastating to my lupus (which was in remission at the time I got the implants, being told by the plastic surgeon that the silicone would not bother me) He was wrong! 6 years later I was definitely on deaths doorstep, and no doctor could help me. by luck and chance I found a doctor that got me into surgery immediately for a double mastectomy that didn't cost me a penny and left me with two little boobs that I actually like more. its was luck, and I want to share that information with all you women out there who have lupus and any silicone in their body. saline filled implants are no better because they are enclosed in silicone bags. I had a good hematologist during this time that did some very sophisticated tests while I was sick and he just kept shaking his head, he could not believe the crap he was finding while I had the silicone in. after the surgery he saw so many changes in my system, he himself could not fathom why they are selling these poisonous toxic things to anyone. Then at the end of my recovery from the surgery, he looked at me and said, "Marie, go fix your lupus now, there is no more I can do for you". So I did that.