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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Well, I wrote a reply then it was deleted when I was asked to "join" this community so here goes again - I can speak with authority on the issue of women dropping out of these studies. I was part of the 2006 study and one of the unfortunate cancer survivors to have fell for this line that it was safe. I have NEVER been contacted by Mentor and my PS dismissed my reports of adverse effects; they were never entered into my file. Other doctors that I have attempted to get help from to have these toxic bombs removed from my chest have told me to "go home and take happy pills" (true story. his words) another told me I was paranoid. "Go see a therapist" and "fictitious" are other words that have been used to describe me when I try to get help for my health that has been devastated. So - the idea that we are "dropping out" of these studies are bogus. There is no study; there is no follow up and the outcomes are imo - completely falsified as they create outcomes that serve their purpose.
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I will post pics now for these ladies and what I went through ,,, these rashes are only from the silicone !!!!!!, I even feel better with the saline,,,just the healing is what im dealing with as this point ,,of course they don't want to say it silicone, it will cause billions of dollars lost to the plastic surgery industry please don't fall for that bs!!! gina
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I've heard that some women do do better with just the saline, Tressa12. I was still sick - mine had leaked and there was mold. But when I got the silicone ones my health was devastated. I am now left with no insurance that will pay for this and even if they did there are no local doctors qualified. I am currently starting a fundraiser to make my way to Atlanta to see Susan Kolb as soon as possible. If you or anyone is willing to help I would be happy to post the link here to my FR page or even leave an email for you to request it. I don't like being put in this position and it feels uncomfortable to even ask but the truth is - I'm desperate and can't do this alone. Good luck with you new saline implants.
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I got my implants in 1988 and have had unexplainable medical issues for several years. I now have new symptoms that are alarming and all are consistent with implant leakage and silicone poisoning. While many doctors say its unproven I have a gut feeling the silicone is the culprit. My implants were supposed to last my lifetime according to themanufacturers and doctors... but they were obviously wrong about that and the fda still allowed them to market it as a lifetime device so why should I believe what they have to say about its safety now? I am of limited means and am looking for medical and legal help. I would also like to connect with people who are as outraged as I am that no one can be held responsible for this predicament.
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Dear justanother....I am so sorry to hear you have become so ill. If you haven't found her already - de susan kolb is the leading expert on this and has a store sous success rate for helping women recover from this. Her book The Naked Truth About Breast Implants addresses these issues very well.
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Sorry that your are just another victim. I really wish I could do something to stop women form putting these in their bodies. IT is so hard to speak out against what "science" is saying and be believed.
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Thank you so much for the info... I looked her up on google and will try to get in touch with her to see what she can do for me.
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I am sorry that so many women have had to go through this as I have and not be validated by the medical community. It is extremely upsetting that you can't be believed in the face of such limited research. This is what I would tell any women who is considering these implants: No reasonably intelligent person can dismiss so many women having these problems when research obviously has not gone as far as it should. I don't trust the FDA to do a thorough job at anything and neither should anyone else because 1. it's the government we are talking about... we all should know enough about our government to know better and 2. the fact that you can't legally hold the FDA responsible for approving something that turns out to be hazardous should be a clue that you have to check things out for yourself... you have to hear it directly from consumers and many of them to get to the truth. The manufacturers and FDA may very well be unequivocally proven wrong again like they were about implants lasting a lifetime and the only people who are really going to suffer are you and your family. I have come to realize you can't blindly trust our government with anything. Of course I don't think anyone should have to explain why you can't blindly trust the people involved with selling a product... hence the saying "Buyer Beware". I found out too late... but you don't have to.
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Well said. I'd done my research but trusted my "doctors". Then I figured out my doctors are not health care providers but the front men/women for pharmaceuticals and product manufactures.
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You're very welcome. There are many of us getting connected in a forum on Facebook too. If you connect with her - and she makes herself readily available to those who work with her. Ask her for the Facebook page.... I'm just so sorry any if us have to deal with this. And seeing all the "doctors" who deny this is just sad.
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What Facebook page, sorry I haven't been on here in a while.
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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 was in the 2006 Mentor "study" and can speak to the issue of women "falling out" of these studies. Mentor is saying the same thing - that we dropped out but that is a lie. There has been no, nada, none follow up and every one of my complaints and reports of adverse effects were dismissed as "not possible". I have had doctors tell me to "go home and take happy pills", that I am "paranoid" and otherwise unstable. But I have never had a doctor tell me that yes, this is or at least could be caused by your implants.
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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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