Biofilm From Breast Implants
I was very concerned when I heard that I had “a MRSA type bacteria,” and I couldn’t take the antibiotics from my surgeon as I broke out into hives all over my body!
We tried 2 types and it was a scary experience for me with them for 2 days…I even woke up at 3 am with difficulty breathing and chest pains along with the hives all over my body! I called Allergan and left a desperate message with the receptionist asking her to please have someone call me back as I have no idea how to treat this kind of bacteria and worried it could lay dormant and come back again later on?? I even emailed Allergan as well….I have several emails I’ve written to them and no response :( I still have phantom pains to this day and it does concern me!
This is another thing that has to be sorted out along with the CD-30 test in this crazy medical field! Many surgeons and doctors have no idea how to test for both. There will be many ladies coming behind me with this bacteria and wouldn’t it be nice to know if you have it, rather than going through months of trauma wondering why your body is slowly dying inside, only to see it on a pathology report after surgery! This is WHY I am putting myself out there/my story so I can help bring awareness of how important this subject is…..
This article was written by one of the members of Breast Implant Illness group:
“Parasites and breast implants. Implants often bring in pathogens - most common ones are Actinobacters such as “Propionibacterium acnes,” Corynebacterium.
Those are known to make a tough biofilm which is a layer of their own sludge and waste which protects them like an umbrella. Various pathogens huddle under this biofilm and have known associations.
Staph aureus is also very common in implants and under this biofilm, it can turn MRSA because antibiotics cannot penetrate a tough biofilm and here is where the antibiotic resistance comes in. Also, if you ever had Lyme or EBV in your life and have implants now, the original infection very often comes back in reactivated form and also hangs out in the biofilm also. The biofilm is always a mixed multi-pathogenic environment made up of organisms which are known to be biofilm bunk mates such as P. acnes, Corynebacterium, Staph run as a biofilm buddy group, etc. It is well worth it to draw antibody titers for EBV and borrelia when someone with implants is very ill mysteriously.
Additionally, various viruses and fungi also come live in the biofilm. The capsules are a magnet for biofilm and inside of them, these pathogens grow into a layer of highly toxic gunk, protected in their shell. In addition to what I already mentioned, Mycoplasma and Mycobacteria such as M. fortuitum are often found in implant capsules, all part of the same biofilm family. This biofilm grows into a festering gunky mess in implants and is highly mobile, transported by macrophages to other parts of the body where they set up show and colonize. You can find excellent animated videos on Youtube if you go to YT channel and just type "biofilm" and watch the explanations. But that is what we are up against.
These pathogens put out a lot of toxic waste product which irritates a sensitive immune system. Certain immunologic types such as women with mutations in HLA B27 or anyone with the not uncommon protooncogenes for lymphoma/leukemia tends to get very ill. Those types of genomes are the sickest among us. I have helped many ladies here decode theirs and understand the results and these mutations are strikingly common among us.
The pathogens named above are all most common players in our biofilm. If you look them up by name, you will find what they can cause if they survive in the body in reactivated form - for example, a chronic battle with EBV in the implant biofilm comes with a higher rate of thyroid and pharyngeal cancers. That is known about reactivated EBV.
Biofilm is dangerous. The Actinobacters and Mycoplasma among the pathogens are notorious for making biofilm colonies in rotator cuffs and the endocardial structures and with an activated immune system can lead to a nasty bacterial endocarditis - all this is a pathogen soup which often originated in the implant capsules and when they spilled out of there into the rest of the body, they attack organs, joints, etc. with colonization of biofilm.
The next problem with biofilm is that we are often highly allergic to the mycotoxins and literally the poop these pathogens deposit into the biofilm and our immune systems get jumpier and jumpier. By now, the immune system is so far down that the biofilm overruns us. It can get past the blood brain barrier into the CNS and brain by igE jumping across the BBB via prostaglandin D2. That is an example of known ways pathogens can even land in the brain.
Biofilm travels all over and colonizes and causes chronic subacute low grade infection and inflammation. All this activity rouses cytokines which make inflammation. The inflammation is now systemic and the whole thing is driven by antigens which are allergy molecules the body makes in response to the pathogens in the biofilm. Some of us get so immunocompromised by this biofilm that we are wide open for other serious new pathogens to come in.”