2 Months After Explant - Jacksonville, FL

I had saline 325 cc Allergen implants put in...

I had saline 325 cc Allergen implants put in November 2011. In May 2012 I started getting all kinds of weird undiagnosable symptoms such as body aches, tingling and a brain fog/dizziness/lightheadedness feeling. I suspected it mught be my implants so in July I had them removed with a partial capsulectomy.

I still dont feel any better. I feel like I have fibromyalgia type symptoms and I know in my heart that it was brought on by the implants. I have always been very healthy, I'm only 33 yrs old!

I'm trying everything I can to feel better...changing my diet to eat healthier whole foods, taking supplements, doing acupuncture, yoga. I'm trying really hard to stay positivebut I definitely have my down days. I'm just so worried I'll never feel like myself again.

Did anyone else experience this after their removal and get better eventually? My family thinks I need to give it a lot more time but I feel like since I only had the implants in for 8 mths it shouldnt take long for my body to recover. I just dont know what to think anymore.

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It does take time to recover. Many need to detox quite significantly - as there is silicone in the shells of saline implants. And if they were textured there is all sorts of stuff that flake off & can get into your lymoh nodes. Dr Susan Kolb's book "The Naked Teuth about Breast Implants" explains it all - or look on her Plastikos website - they have a lengthy detox protocol on the site - and search Dr Susan Kolb for vids of her talking about all these issues. xx
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Thank you! I hope you feel better soon. I will definitely keep you posted. I think the hardest thing is not being able to have a reason as to why we feel these symptoms. You are not alone... I have been feeling similar to what you are experiencing.
Please keep me posted about your progress. :-)
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I wish you luck on your explant and please keep me posted on how it goes! What I can't really understand with me is that I had my implants in for such a short time, not even a year! So that's why I don't truly know what is causing my symptoms.
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Ok, that's good to know. I hope you recover soon and start feeling like you again. My PS is Dr. Duffy. He's been honest with me since day 1. I've had my implants for a little bit over four years and it's now that I started getting all kinds of discomforts, not only my breast but my arms and lightheaded ness like you. My doctor understands that I haven't been able to do the things I normally used to do and that causes me to get very sad and even more uncomfortable. He is very understanding and will be removing my implants in a couple of weeks.
I've never been able to understand what caused me to feel so much discomfort. I often wonder if it was a bad move during exercise, or the antibiotics I took for a sinus infection, or if it is a lymph node issue. No one can really tell me what's going on. I just hope that my body goes back to normal.
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I went to Dr Nezami. Very nice man but he isn't a PS who believes implants can make you sick.
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hi pixie0315, im in jacksonville too. who is your ps?
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Oops, I just saw that your explant was two months ago. It does seem that you should be experiencing some improvement by now. Here's a thread about silicone implants and sickness. Maybe you could connect with some of the ladies who've posted there.

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Oh shoot. I'm sure you wanted some relief right away. When did you have the implants out? Have you visited your doctor to ask about a virus or bacterial infection?

Thank you for sharing and I truly hope you're back to your old self soon!

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Hi Angie...I have had tons of bloodwork taken and really only 2 concrete things come back. One was I tested positive for having had Eppstein Bar virus (mono) but that doesn't necessarily mean I have it right now, just at some point I had it in my system, Granted I've never felt so weird in my life so that could possibly be what's going on.

Two is that my hormone levels seem a bit off, with quite a few being low so that could be it too.

That's what is making all this hard...am I feeling this way from possible mono and lingering symptoms or hormones or the implants?? This has been the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with in my life :( What is also interesting/coincidental is that all this started happening right as we were moving out of state and having to leave my step daughter behind which was very stressful for me.
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