Anxiety and depression

  • coulditbe
  • 1 year ago

I had my implants placed 03 April 2012.  I never slept comfortable after having implants.  From 5 months I started having severe panic attacs and insomnia.  Due to the fact that I am not sleeping I have now been diagnosed with depression.  My implants do not have complications.  Phycologically I am aware of them 24 hours a day and I loved sleeping on my tummy.  I want to know if anyone has had severe axiety and insomnia after implants and symptoms got better after explant. I am terrified of going for an operation again, but at the same time want them out if they are causing my symptoms. I am by nature someone who worries about things, but had never in my life been so anxious.  I was normally able to sleep easily, never even knew what insomnia was like.  Please advise if anyone's symptoms improved after explant and did you need any further treatment after?

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I would like to share this http://www.wellsphere.com/insomnia-sleep-disorders-article/breast-implants-autoimmune-disease-sleep-position/1287534 Breast Implants, Autoimmune Disease, & Sleep Position Posted Nov 23 2010 9:19pm by Dr Steven P. . I wrote about breast implants and sleep problems a few weeks before, but I wanted to address an additional aspect of breast implants that deserves even more attention. In past years, there was a push to move towards saline-based over silicone-based implants, since there were reports autoimmune diseases with silicone implants. Studies performed at that time were inconclusive, but for the most part, most surgeons now recommend saline implants, although patients still seem to prefer silicone. If you’re a stomach sleeper, and you elect to undergo breast implants, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to sleep on your back after your procedure. If you have smaller jaws than normal (almost everyone these days), then your sleep efficiency will go downhill the longer you stay on your back. Poor sleep quality not only increases your adrenaline levels and stress hormones, it also will over-activate your immune system. Once this happens, your immune system won’t be able to differentiate your own body’s tissues vs. foreign bodies or invaders. As a result, various areas of your body can be damaged, including your joints, kidneys, skin, your bowels, and even your brain. This may be a big leap, but could it be possible that poor sleep quality due to poor breathing makes you sleep on your side or stomach to begin with, but when made even worse by forcing you to sleep on your back, is it enough to cause your body’s immune system to go onto overdrive and attack it’s own tissues? What do you think about my theory? Please enter opinions in the comments box below.
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Oh duh. Just read your update. Oh well...
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YES! Well, I'm only day 5 of explant so I can't really say just yet. But I'm predicting it will alleviate a LOT of my depression and anxiety. I also was CONSTANTLY aware of them, almost like I could feel this yucky energy in my body and NEVER physically comfortable. My Dr. said that implants a lot of times cause depression and anxiety (among tons of other things) and in 85% of cases they go away. I'm not so naive to know or believe all of it will go away completely (I had issues before) but I KNOW I am soooo relieved and feel like I'll be able to cope with it better and more easily. I'm just gonna point out, you WILL have to have an operation on them again whether you replace them or not eventually as I'm sure you know. I wish I was further along and could give you a better answer, I just so sympathize with you. And it's dangerous for someone to say yes or no it could be (if you aren't that person) but I really bet it could be causing it and just knowing they are there, a foreign body in your body! It's a huge psychological thing. As I said earlier, my depression and anxiety isn't magically gone (though my dr. said sometimes peoples symptoms do go away almost immediately) I know I am just so relieved mine are gone and I can move forward and it's just one thing out of the way that COULD have been blocking my healing and to me just the possibility is worth it. I hope it gets better and you can make a decision.
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Thank you for sharing. It is very very true. It does not go away magically, but with the implants out of the way I was able to focus better on healing. Hope you heal well.
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I suffered insomnia my whole life and depression too. Was diagnosed with severe Bdd before operation (to receive implants).. Surgeon never did mental illness check or evaluation instead was greedy and wanted money. Needless to say, i started cutting and tried to commit suicide 3 times..I don't like admitting it, but yeah it went that far and thats exactly what happens when surgeons don't give an f.
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Wow, I never made any connection between the implants and depression and anxiety.......I suffer from both ! From reading about your experience and the ladies that have commented it seems there may very well be a connection. Thanks so much for sharing your story and I hope you feel better soon ! It is great that you took the steps you needed to for your health and wellbeing. You can feel really good about making good decisions for you ! Hang in there. Big Hug.
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I have beaten depression and would like to share this website http://cornerstonethefoundation.blogspot.com/2010/04/what-does-when-i-am-weak-then-i-am.html Please read the e-book on their "when I am weak, then I am strong"
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I had them removed in April 2013 and was able to sleep through the night. Subconsciously they played a big role in my anxiety attacks. After I had them removed I was only left with depression. I am seeing a therapist to help me cope with my marriage wich have started to fall apart since my panic attacks. I think the fact that I could not sleep comfortably made me depressed and being constantly worried about future complications and replacements made me anxious. Before the operation I thought it would not be that bad to replace them every 15 years. I think the actual pain of the op and lack of sleep made me too anxious for future replacements. The removal was uneventful. I took no pain medication and was able to return to work the next day. In my opinion, if you want your implants out - get them out. I feel I can now focus on my other issues better without also worrying about silicone bags.
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How did you bounce back physically? Any depression from your breasts afterwards?
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No depression from the breasts, I came to realize that just being you and living your life in honor of God is the biggesr ecstacy. In the midst of my depression I was desparately looking for help and forsed myself to church one morning. Something I neglegted before. The message spoke to me -LIVE IN YOU MOMENTS. "Be content in each and every moment and do not let your heart be troubled. I shifted my mindset from focussing on what I wanted to rather being greatful for what I have. Live every moment for the Lord, meaning when you drive do it for Him. Thereby do your best to do it civil and just by that we give Him glory. When you interact with others, do it as though you speeking to God's child. You will be amazed how myne earthly angels you will be blessed with." A month after making a moment by moment effort to serve God, I was a total different person. I felt at peace with being me, in fact greatful for wakking this road and falling. I feel like God Himself had picked me up. Furthe I attended another sermon last week that said ALWAYS GUARD YOUR HEART 1)by romoving yourself from the wrong friends that leads you into temtation 2) Seek His will in every moment of your life, 3) be greatful with what one already have, beautiful sky and eyes to take the beauty in, music and ears to listen. 4) Fill your heart and mind with good things so that when you interact only good can come of it.
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Yes , I had anxiety with my implants after I removed them just little depression , I feel so much better without them :)
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I had severe anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks when I had the implants in. I had mine removed just a week ago and have slept through the night, no panic attacks, and so happy to have the bags out of my body. I also experienced high blood pressure due to my heightened state of anxiety. It was a nightmare. I think back on my experience and get a bit freaked out by it all. I hope your symptoms subsidies. Best of luck to you.
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Hi. Thanks for your response. How long did u have implants in? Did u have any other issues?
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I've also have anxiety because of my implants. I got Saline implants 2005 I was fine up until 7/2011 n now I am also sick. The worst of my symptoms are anxiety and panic n heart palpations.
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Please keep us posted! I just had them put in 6 days ago, and I'm already feeling anxiety and depression. It's not because of how they look. I think they already look decent and the major pain is gone. I think it's partly because deep down I'm worried they will have repercussions on my health, and I want to be 100% there for my 6 year old autistic son, who is an only child.
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I feel exactly the same. Now I'm worried I'll die early and I have two sweet girls. Hoping to get them out in two months.
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I got my silicone gel implants in 2006. Ever since, I have experienced panic attacks that has gotten worse in time. I had never had them prior to the surgery. The procedure and recovery were fine and I have never had anything traumatic happen in my life. This wasn’t my first surgery (just my only breast surgery) Now I have had it with these panic attacks that seem to rule my life whether I want them to or not (I obviously cant control them) I am getting consults to have them removed and hoping that the panic attacks disappear with the implants. What I am most nervous about is prepping for surgery that day. A trigger of mine is when I feel trapped. I’m trying to figure out how to get through the surgery prep without flipping out
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I had panic attacks as well. It started a few months after I had my breast implants. I refused to believe my plants were the cause but now, 13 years later, I am very very sick and all of the symptoms to my illness (diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, raynauds phenominum, nerve problems, and so much more) lead to the plants . They are being removed.
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Hi. I also have panic n anxiety attacks. They are horrible. They started 7/2011 I didn't know what was happening to me. Then I started to just not feel well tired, headaches insomnia lost 35lbs no appetite sensitivity to Alchol and meds . I finally figured it was my implants it has to be. Like you I haven't taken them out yet bcuz I fear surgery to the point it sends me into a panic attack really bad. I'm scared of not waking up or something not going right. I talk to alot of other women who has helped me so much to try n get the strength to do it. I'm hoping by June. I'm sorry you are going through this. I know how you feel. I keep Telling myself ill be ok n once I get this things out of me I can start living again. This past year n a half have been a nightmare. You'll be ok just try to think about how much healthier you'll be once they are out.
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Thats horrible! I hope you get them out soon so you can get back to feeling better. I have my surgery on Tuesday :-)
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I'm really glad to know that I am not alone. I had three consults before chosing a doctor and none of them seemed to think the implants or panic attacks were linked. I have my surgery on Tuesday. I admit I am a bit nervous but I spoke to my anesthesiologist today and I am totally allowed to take Xanax 2 hours prior to surgery. I was most nervous about not being able to take anything to calm my nerves while they stick me with needles. I am hoping everything goes smoothly. My anesthesiologist is completely aware of my panic attacks and that helps me relax more. I'm sure there is something he can do if I need something else to settle down. I hope that you will be able to face your fears soon. If you find a caring team of doctors I'm sure it will go smoothly. Just remember how life was before implants. I keep telling myself that and its helping :-)
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I felt the same way like you . The Ps told that implant doesn't. Have anything to do with my nerve,problems now I without them I just feel free and happy just like I have another chance in life.
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Hi, had the same feeling of not awake again but they removed mines undr Local anesthesia and IV sedation you can be totally aware.
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Breen1k76, I felt exactly like you. My implants made me panic to a state where I had constant heart palpetations. I was too scared of surgery again. I became so desperate to feel better. Dr put me on antidepressants wich helps with the attacks, but every time I just started to plan the op I would freak out. I decided it is better to have them removed now while there is no capsule. He did it under local. The tucking is a bit weared, but not at all as scary as I thought. It was the best thing for me.
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Are there other events going on in your life that could explain the anxiety and insomnia? Are you seeing a counselor about it? It could be related to many things, implants included.
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