Do you have Breast Implant Illness? – A MUST READ IF YOU HAVE BREAST IMPLANTS

Do you have Breast Implant Illness? - A MUST READ IF YOU HAVE BREAST IMPLANTS

What are the symptoms of breast implant illness and silicone toxicity /poisoning?

Breast implant illness is a period of sickness affecting the body caused by silicone or saline breast implants.  Symptoms of breast implant illness vary from body to body due to personal differences, the type of breast implants and the progression of the illness however it appears that a few symptoms show up a little earlier and more consistently such as fatigue, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), joint and muscle pain, hair loss and dryness throughout the body including organs and glands.  In my personal opinion, if you are experiencing fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, joint and muscle pain, hair loss and dryness throughout the body, it is your body indicating to you that the implants are causing illness and should be removed as soon as possible. Because breast implants affect most body systems, symptoms are widespread and can be related to toxicity, immune dysfunction/failure, auto-immune diseases, neurological symptoms, endocrine symptoms and metabolic symptoms.   Here is a longer list of some of the symptoms, but in no way complete, that have been associated with breast implants:

  • FATIGUE OR CHRONIC FATIGUE
  • COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION (BRAIN FOG, MEMORY LOSS)
  • MUSCLE PAIN, JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS
  • HAIR LOSS
  • POOR SLEEP
  • DRY EYES, DECLINE IN VISION, VISION DISTURBANCES
  • HYPO/HYPER THYROID SYMPTOMS
  • HYPO/HYPER ADRENAL SYMPTOMS
  • ESTROGEN/PROGESTERONE IMBALANCE OR DIMINISHING HORMONES
  • SLOW HEALING OF CUTS AND SCRAPES, EASY BRUISING
  • THROAT CLEARING, DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING, COUGH, REFLUX
  • VERTIGO
  • GASTROINTESTINAL ISSUES
  • FEVERS, NIGHT SWEATS, INTOLERANT TO HEAT
  • NEW AND PERSISTENT BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS
  • SLOW CLEARING OF COMMON COLDS AND FLUES
  • FUNGAL INFECTIONS, YEAST INFECTIONS, CANDIDA
  • NEW SKIN RASHES
  • EAR RINGING
  • SUDDEN FOOD INTOLERANCE AND ALLERGIES
  • HEADACHES
  • PAIN AND SLOW MUSCLE RECOVERY AFTER ACTIVITY
  • WAVES OF MUSCLE WEAKNESS
  • HEART PALPITATIONS, CHANGES IN NORMAL HEART RATE OR HEART PAIN
  • SORE AND ACHING JOINTS OF SHOULDERS, HIPS, BACKBONE, HANDS AND FEET
  • SWOLLEN AND TENDER LYMPH NODES IN BREAST AREA, UNDERARM, THROAT, NECK, GROIN
  • BOUTS OF DEHYDRATION FOR NO REASON
  • NUMBNESS/TINGLING SENSATIONS IN UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS
  • COLD AND DISCOLORED LIMBS, HANDS AND FEET
  • GENERAL CHEST DISCOMFORT SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  • PAIN AND OR BURNING SENSATION AROUND IMPLANT AND OR UNDERARM
  • LIVER AND KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION
  • CRAMPING
  • TOXIC SHOCK SYMPTOMS
  • ANXIETY, DEPRESSION PARTIAL OR FULL PANIC ATTACKS
  • SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROMYALGIA
  • SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF LYME DISEASE
  • SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS; RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME, HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, SCLERODERMA, LUPUS, NONSPECIFIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
  • SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF ALCL LYMPHOMA

What tests should I have if I suspect that I have breast implant illness? 

While there is no one definitive test to determine if your implants are the root of your illnesses, the following tests can be used to investigate some of the problems caused by breast implants:

  • ANA – ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY
  • CBC – COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
  • CMP – COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
  • PM CORTISOL – TO CHECK ADRENAL HYPOFUNCTION WHICH IS COMMON
  • FREE T3/T4 – TO CHECK THYROID PROBLEMS
  • HOMOCYSTEINE – TO CHECK VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY OR FOLIC ACID DEFICIENCY
  • VITAMIN D 25 OH – VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
  • CRP-C – TO DETECT INFLAMMATION
  • POSSIBLE CO-INFECTIONS OF FUNGUS, BACTERIA, LYME ETC.
  • EKG FOR HEART
  • MRI OR ULTRASOUND – TO DETECT IMPLANT LEAKS/RUPTURES –

REMEMBER IMPLANTS DO NOT HAVE TO BE LEAKING OR RUPTURED, THEY BLEED/SWEAT THEIR CONTENTS FROM DAY ONE.

Why do breast implants cause illness?

Breast implants cause illness because they are large foreign objects which overwhelm and impair our immune systems causing immune system dysfunction and auto-immune symptoms.  Immune system dysfunction allows opportunistic bacteria and fungi to grow out of control causing serious bacterial and fungal infections in our body which produce large amounts of bio-toxins which overload our organs.  In addition, implants are made of silicone which is a chemical soup of dangerous toxins and heavy metals that when implanted in the body begin breaking down due to body chemistry and releasing and circulating particulates of silicone and neuro-toxic, cyto-toxic, carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals contaminating tissues, organs, glands and body systems.  Simply put silicone is a biologically active and toxic substance that causes bio-toxins and systemically poisons and impairs many functions of the body.

When do breast implants cause illness?
It makes no difference whether your implants are cohesive gel, saline with a silicone shell or silicone with a silicone shell.  In fact, the cohesive gel implants seem to be the worst implants because they contain more aggressive chemicals used in making the silicone cohesive.  However, no matter the implant type, sooner than you realize, all breast implants impair our immune system and the silicone shell deteriorates releasing toxins and allowing the filling whether toxic cohesive gel, saline or regular toxic silicone to permeate the shell and contaminate our body.  According to several studies, most implants deteriorate and or rupture within six to ten years but sooner in many cases.

READ NICOLE’S STORY:
I was implanted with cohesive gel implants October 2005.  The plastic surgeon informed me breast implants should be replaced every ten years to be on the safe side and I was planning on having them removed in ten years.  Despite the ten year safety plan, I first noticed breast implant symptoms only three years after implantation in October 2008.  The first symptoms I noted were brain fog and what appeared to be hypothyroidism.   Not realizing my symptoms could be from breast implants, I attempted to manage with better nutrition, exercise and supplements with some success.  But as time progressed, more symptoms appeared such as ringing in my ears, easy bruising, slow healing of cuts and scrapes, hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, ear infections, hair loss and fatigue.  Shortly, the fatigue worsened to the point I felt something was very wrong.  Then in a six month period a storm of other symptoms quickly showed up such as food intolerance/allergies, headaches, sore/aching shoulder and hip joints, aching backbone, severe dehydration at times, muscle weakness, swollen and sore lymph in the upper body, sore kidneys and liver, fevers during day, night sweats, fast/irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, burning/pain around the implant and underarm, panic attacks all finally culminating in toxic shock due to the amount of toxic chemicals circulating in my body from the silicone.

According to the plastic surgeon who removed my implants seven years and three months after initial implantation, they were intact with no ruptures or leaks.  Before explantation surgery, I requested my implants back and they were brought to me a few hours after I woke from surgery.  They smelled strongly of chemicals similar to wet kitchen or bathroom silicone caulking.  I inspected them very carefully and the left breast implant has an air bubble in it less than one cm in width at the inside surface of the shell.  There should be no air bubbles in cohesive gel implants which tells me the silicone shell was permeable inside my body for some time even though not ruptured.  The history of my symptoms also tells me that the silicone shells of my breast implants were permeable and poisoning me me as early as the first few years after being implanted.

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9 thoughts on “Do you have Breast Implant Illness? – A MUST READ IF YOU HAVE BREAST IMPLANTS

  1. I got my implants in 2006 and I have been 6 since 2010… been to hundreds of doctors visits and the doctor pretty much told me I was insane and tried to push antidepressants on me… was referred to a neurologist and have been dignified with ms… arthritis and fibro as well… supposed to see a rheumatologist but I can’t really afford it… I have so many symptoms, some that coincide with these illnesses, yet some dont… I just feel like I’m dying… and I believe it’s my implants!!! I’ve had extreme fatigue, extreme muscle and joint pain, muscle twitching and spasms, feet and hands are numb and tingly, from elbow to fingers are tingly, nerve damage, extreme headaches in the back of my head, neck pain, upper back pain, chest pain, eye pain, eye dryness, mouth dryness, skin dryness, kidney infections, kidney stones, bladder infections, yeast infections, cuts heal slowly, sometimes get staph, hair doesn’t grow and has become thin, I’ve aged horribly in the passed 3 years, I have a horrible taste in my mouth, my glands hurt, sore throat, digestive bowel problems, heart palpitations that hurt at times, and the list goes on… I feel like I’m dying… and my neurologist seems to not give a damn… he sees me for 10 minutes, writes me a new med and sends me on my way… he doesn’t like explaining anything to me… I have a million questions and he doesn’t listen… I’ve got an appointment with a new doctor in a couple weeks… I really want all these tests done to see if I am contaminated… wish me luck!!! Which I hope it is the implants and I can take them out and start over… I want my life back!!! :'(

    1. Hi Crystal, it is your implants. They start by provoking a persistent foreign body reaction, silicone toxicity, free radicals (hence the premature aging, brain fog, and fatigue), and gel bleed (leakage of silicone, heavy metals, and chemicals). Both saline and silicone implants are encased in silicone shells. Silicone exposure has adjuvant effects to the immune system. It also has the ability to modulate immune, hormonal, endocrinological, and neurotransmitter functions. Many women have high levels of heavy metals, the same ones listed as being used in the implant manufacturing process (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, platinum, etc). Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include muscle spasms, twitching, metallic taste, etc. The implants also cause oxidation and free radicals to be released, these directly harm our cell walls, DNA, and enzyme systems. This depletes antioxidants. Symptoms of oxidative stress are extreme fatigue, brain fog, etc. Arthritis symptoms are very common with breast implants, silicone is a synthetic chemical version that includes the natural silicon, which is commonly found in connective tissue. Silicon contributes to the architecture and resilience of connective tissue. Synthetic silicone have silicon in them and bind similarly. Please keep in mind that an overburden of toxicity often manifests itself in inflammation and other health issues.

      Breast implants start by overwhelming and weakening your immune system. Eventually they allow various infections in the body to gain a foothold and case many of our symptoms. These infections can be bacterial, viral, fungal or parastical. Next the approximate 40+ toxic chemicals in silicone which are known endocrine disruptors poison our fragile endocrine system (thyroid/adrenals and other glands) and immune system, poison our gut health and create toxicity in our organs and body. With saline there is also the added element of the fact that most of the saline valves are permeable and allow body fluid/tissue in and allow colonization of microorganisms inside on on the implant. These microorganisms produce metabolites which are toxic to us known as biotoxins. Microorganisms like fungus/mold are common in us but these microorganism can be bacterial too or a combination. Many of us also have parasites in our gut due to bad gut health and even past our gut as they inhabit our body because there is no immune opposition to them.

      As you can see saline and silicone implants profoundly damage our health.

  2. Hello
    I found your site doing some research for myself. I feel whatever I am experiencing is getting worse and I have a feeling, deep in my heart…it’s these implants. I could not seem to connect to your link as I am researching symptoms of saline implants. Any info shared would be helpful as I am in Florida as well.

  3. Ladies need to know that they have options. Saline implants made me sick. They were killing me slowly. I had an explant and Fat Transfer with Dr. blinsky in Miami. I am thrilled with the results. Breast Implant Illness is real and there are thousands of women that have been injured by the Petri dishes and an industry that has been corrupted. You are not alone. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Healingbreastimplantillness/1795503650668565/?ref=notif&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1465246075042223

  4. I had breast implants for five years and chose to explant at the age of 25. Thank you for sharing your story. Mine is exactly the same. How are you removing the toxins from your body…I still have residual symptoms five years after explanation and am trying nutritional therapy and chelating foods to help with the implant toxicity. I’ve just started a vegetarian diet, with 51% of my food is raw organic fruits and vegetables and taking a better multivitamin. The inflammation in my joints is still present and I know I have polluted my body, which is the hardest part of my story. I feel damaged. Thank you for sharing. The more women that come forward…the better the chances of putting an end to the poisoning of women.

    1. Hi Maria, so sorry to hear that you are still having some struggles. I am following the paleo diet to heal. Removing grains, dairy and sugar from my diet has had worked miracles on the inflammations and other issues.

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