Silicone breast implants and illness

  • bonni martin
  • 5 years ago

I had silicone implants, had them removed after years of sickness and fatigue. My implants were ruptured. They leaked outside the capsule and I am deformed as a result of my doctor getting all the stuff out. My lymph nodes are still sore after six months, but I feel great, am no longer tired, not sick all the time and my asthma is gone. Please get that junk out of your body. Most women have it done without resulting deformity. If you feel you can't live without them, please consider saline instead of more toxins.

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I just wanted to say that I was contemplating breast augmentation for over a year. After I gave birth to my daughter and went through the whole breast feeding thing, I started looking at my body more critically, especially my breasts. My nipples were lower and the fat content dramatically decreased. Since then, I have done extensive research on breast augmentation including reading many reports that were issued by the FDA. What people don't seem to understand is that the studies that were conducted did not follow women for a long enough period of time. For example, if there was a study of 40,000 women with breast implants and the study was for a period of ten years, most women dropped out of the study by year five. They can't say why these women dropped out - did they die? did they get the implants removed? or did they love their implants so much that they decided not to engage in the study any longer. Whatever the reason, the study did not have conclusive long term results of women who had breast implants. There is only a collection of data on women with breast implants for a period of about three to five years and in that amount of time there was no increase in autoimmune disorders in comparison to the women who did not have breast implants. Now, autoimmune disorders take time to develop in the body. It was very obvious that there was local problems with breast implants in those three to five years, like capsular contracture, scar tissue, blot clots, etc. Many women had to undergo additional surgery in the first three years to fix these problems. At the end of the say, silicone cohesive gel (which is semi-permeable and does allow body fluid to flow through it) or saline (which still has a silicone shell) breast implants are not natural and depending on what diseases may be laying dormant in your body, may activate a systemic response within your immune system. This is why surgery is a risk. As an adult, you have to weigh out the pros and the cons and the risks and the benefits and make an informed decision. Breast implants do have a shelf life and will eventually need to be replaced or removed. As for my decision, I will not be getting implants. The risks far outweigh the benefits. Like the song says, its the soul that needs the surgery.
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Very well said and I congratulate you for doing your research and not risking your heath. I wish I had not risked mine. I was told they were safe and would last a lifetime. In my case, neither of those statements were true.
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I removed mine in the beginning of February. My pain offs better but it it's still there. I have not had any super bad migraines since about a week after surgery. If I had read this forum I would have never got them. They were dumb.
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I wanted to add that sialine has a myriad of side-effects as well including mold poisoning and they are more apt to cause certain breast cancers, according to Dr. Kolb from Plastikos -see validity on youtube, search Kolb and Mercola -Next I am really not on this site to burst anyone's bubble (no pun intended) I realize that my type of silicone implant has been banned from the legal market years ago. However there are women having adverse reactions to the new cohesive gel device as well. As a conscious human, I cannot sit back after what I have experienced and see that so much science is getting glossed overover because women have "boob-envy". It comes down to an educated choice - I am merely sharing as I am certain there are women who would choose not to have fake boobs if they read my story (which I am currently writing and is not published at this time).
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Hi lisadawnflowerchild, Will you let me know when your story comes out. I'd really like to read it. I've had implants (silicon) for the last 23 years. I had them put in at 28. At age 30 they were taken out as they were kinda high in my chest. I was hired to be a flight attendant at 31. I started to get migraines at 31. So not sure if it's the job or the implants. I'm thinking it the implants. Over the years I've had depression. I'm on anti-depressents now. Anxiety so bad I could barely leave the house. I now have unexplained aches and pained in my body. I'm searching for a Doctor this month to do an explant on me. I can't wait to get these out of my chest. Here's my email address so when your story comes out u can let me know. lcooley10@mac.com
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I have been the same way. My muscles still tighten up but not as bad as worth the implants. Ironic that the pain was a lot worse before the removal. Im mad at myself for getting them in the first place. The doctor didn't even put them as big as I would have liked so they went even noticeable. I feel like I still look the same. My health was fine before. I should have just left them alone. Basically I went through all those agonizing migraines for nothing. Waste waste waste.
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I love they way you write. You make me smile. Just had my first consult about taking out my implants. It was in Beverly Hills. Normally I like going down ther. But not this time. Too many rude people and basically just too many people. It's very plastic there. I'm really noticing all the fake boobs on women lately since I've started this journey of looking into explanting. I really like the Doctors. There r two of them that work together. That is definitely a plus. The one seems so young. I'm sure that's because I'm getting older. At one point in the consult I asked the other Dr. what his take was on doing an explant and leaving them out. He said...basically that if it's not broke then don't fix it. I relise that this is just his belief system . He didn't mean anything against my beliefs. I just wanted to see what his thoughts were. Of course no one understands until you or someone you care about goes through this. This is why I love this support group. I feel this is support in every way, emotionally, physically (meaning it's going to help me when I get to the point of dealing with how I'm going to look after I take these sacks out of my chest, etc) Then after the sacks r out there will be the healing and all the emotions that go along with that. Im so thankful to the people that have organized this forum. Plus, all the women that have contributed to this site. Not only to help themselves go through their journey. But, to also help others. O. K. I relise I'm going on and on. Back to one of my questions. Lovetobefitnaturalandsexy, did you have migraines before being implanted? Thank u, Lisaroxy
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No. Not until I got them :-(
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i am looking for a forum where women are discussing possible illness from the new cohesive gel... could you direct me??
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i am looking for a forum for women who have symptoms after having the cohesive gel... if anyone could lead me in that direction i would appreciate it!
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Good afternoon ladies, I had an explant 5 days ago! I am still having some weird sensations but do notice that some have seemed to get a little better. I am only 5 days out so I am praying that I will have a full recovery, especially since I only had them for 9 weeks. I had the capsules removed under general anesthesia to make sure everything was out. I am now recovering from that. The pain has been tolerable I've only taken Extra strength Tylenol. I do have some swelling and my breasts look a little saggy, but at this point not too bad. Considering I lost 14 lbs after my mommy make over I thought I would have no breast tissue left. At this point though I just want my health back desperately! It probably takes time to heal so just trying to be patient. Between healing from the tummy tuck and the silicone implants my body has been through the ringer, hoping it will be strong and heal. To anyone considering explant, do it! I was scared to death to have another surgery, but there was no way to know for sure if my implants were causing my illness. Now that they are out I can focus on healing and hopefully recover... Now if I could get my sleep back to normal that would probably help a great deal. It is nice to sleep on my sides again and not worry about it and I do feel so light, because a huge weight was lifted off my chest. I've also noticed it's been easier to cough and breathe since explant. Praying for an uneventful and full recovery. To all the ladies considering or having explant, I send prayers your way for a smooth surgery and full recovery as well...Now on to Detoxing...Any tips or advice for post explant is appreciated.
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About 12 months ago and after some breast pain, an ultrasound showed possible intracapsular rupture to right breast implant (the opposite breast to the one with pain). For whatever reason I didn’t follow up with MRI and carried on competing in running races. 5 months later after my last half marathon I began losing weight, nerve pain throughout body, sweating, tightness in muscles, fatigue, excessive hunger and then total loss of appetite, feeling off, pain in muscles in my breasts and on my back, elevated autoimmune levels in blood (ANA), crawling sensation under my skin on back and ringing in my ears. I spent 5 months having blood tests, seeing different doctors to no avail. Then one particular MRI picked up that I indeed did have a rupture to my right breast which I had totally dismissed. Two weeks later I had them removed after getting on the internet and reading forums such as this one with various women sharing their symptoms. Both my implants had excessive gel bleed and were like prunes! Within a few weeks I started feeling so much better. My appetite gradually came back, I was able to put on weight again, ringing in ears disappeared, the crawling feeling in my back disappeared, nerve pain subsided but still experience stinging nerves in legs and arms ocassionally. I don’t know if it is a coincidence or not, but I would definitely recommend having implants removed/replaced if there is any suspicion that they may be leaking. I only wish I had mine taken out 12 months again when it was initially picked up. My doctor told me not to be silly and that my mysterious illness was not caused by the implants. I beg to differ.
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Good afternoon scheewt, did you have the capsules removed too? Was it from the PS that placed them? I am so scared I am scheduled for explant this Thursday after only having my implants for 2 months. Everyone says that there is no way that they are ruptured or leaking since they're so new and it's all anxiety, yet until I take them out how can I be sure? I am having the capsules removed and have to go under general anesthesia which is the scariest especially since I'm having so many weird sensations that nobody can explain. I truly hope that I am not adding injury to insult by having another surgery so soon and that I get better and not worse!
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Hi Shyster. I had my implants for 7 years and looking back I realised there were many times I always felt a bit off and extremely tired but back then put it down to running or doing too much. I haven't had this experience since they have been removed (I have stopped running also). Two months is not a long time, it may be just how your body has responded in having something foreign in it. I asked for the capsules to be removed also so that any silicon that has come out can be removed with the capsules, however the doctor said that the silicon was contained and not necessary to have the capsules removed (I did have them replaced). Have you had an MRI ? I was told an MRI can pick up ruptures and I could clearly see mine in the results. Are you experiencing similar to what I mention? It is a scary situation when you don't know for sure what the cause is. Please let me know how you go?
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I didn't have an MRI cause everyone says there's no way they can be ruptured. Plus I think just to avoid any future problems I am just going to remove them and the capsule with no replacement. I just want my health back and who knows maybe this is all psychological just knowing there is something foreign in my body. I am real scared about another surgery so soon and undergoing general anesthesia again, but if I don't remove them I'll never know if I get Better. My symptoms have been nuts, all over burning and tingling, muscle tremors, muscle twitching, insomnia, muscle weakness, fatigue, feeling not myself ( brain fog) or something, some weird sensation that runs down the back side of my body etc. So it could all be anxiety but how do we say for sure? I am scheduled for explant this Thursday hopefully all turns out well..
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You need MRI with Breast Coils - A normal MRI is not the way - even the FDA Confirms in their 36 pg. document you can find on line. I promise - It is not Psychological! I am sure that is what the doctors would want you to believe and what I was told the day I thought I had a rupture. Kathy Keithley-Johnston, R.N. Toxic Discovery
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Your symptoms with burning on the back and tingling sounds very similar and particularly down one side of my body. I too had insomnia and would wake up sweating. Fatigue was horrible and I couldn't think properly. All the best for Thursday and I look forward to hearing the outcome
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Your symptoms with burning on the back and tingling sounds very similar and particularly down one side of my body. I too had insomnia and would wake up sweating. Fatigue was horrible and I couldn't think properly. All the best for Thursday and I look forward to hearing the outcome
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Shyster. If I knew what I know now (of course not medically proven but logic proves it to me with almost no doubt), I would NEVER again put anything into my body that is foreign unless it was a life or death situation and there was no alternative. Good luck and good health to you in the future. Your health is so much more important. The doctors don't know, I learned that the hard way. Listen to the voice that is telling you to remove them. The risk is worth it. Keeping them and having them rupture later and still having to remove them is not a better alternative. You may be one of the lucky ones who can have them removed now and completely recover.
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Hey scheewt, I am 7 days post explant. I feel like some of my symptoms have decreased but I'm still experiencing some insomnia, burning, muscle tremors. I guess it just takes time to heal. I mean my body has been under so much stress for the last 3 months right? I am hoping and praying that all the weird stuff will end and I can regain full health. I am also still recovering from a tummy tuck since I had a mommy make over, so this explant surgery just adds to that. I do feel that I can think more clearly and some of my strength has returned, so hopefully it will be a progression in a positive direction. I am praying for an uneventful explant recovery too. I am a bit more sore than I anticipated and my back gets painful and spasms especially on the right where the larger implant was, so maybe it's the pecs contracting. I don't notice much fluid in my breast but my stomach has increased swelling, so hope that subsides. I am so glad I explanted and that is over. I try and take it 1 day at a time and constantly pray for health as I was healthy prior to any of this. I noticed you said you got better, how long did it take you? I'm only a week out so maybe I just need more time.
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