Breast Implant Illness
and Silicone Toxicity Symptoms

Breast Implant Illness and Silicone Toxicity Symptoms

The earlier breast implant illness symptoms, as reported by the over 100,000 women in the Facebook group Breast Implant Illness and Healing By Nicole are fatigue/low energy, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), headaches, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, recurring infections, swollen lymph nodes and glands, rashes, IBS, problems with the thyroid and adrenals. Because breast implants can affect most body systems, symptoms are widespread and can be related to chemical and heavy metal toxicity, biotoxicity, immune dysfunction, auto-immune symptoms, neurological symptoms, endocrine symptoms and metabolic symptoms. Below, is a longer list of breast implant symptoms consistently reported by women of the Facebook group and which have been associated with breast implants. Once you recognize yourself in breast implant symptoms, it is best to stop wasting precious time and money on testing and misdiagnosis and rather go straight to explant

Symptoms Consistently Reported by 100,000+ Women

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Hair loss, dry hair
  • Dry skin, itching
  • Premature aging
  • Weight problems
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Dry eyes, decline in vision
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea, gastritis
  • Leaky gut, IBS and SIBO
  • Pancreatitis
  • Fevers, night sweats, intolerant to heat/cold
  • Headaches, migraines, ocular migraines
  • Slow muscle recovery after activity
  • Heart palpitations, pain, blood pressure problems
  • Sore/aching shoulders, hips, spine, hands and feet
  • Swollen/tender lymph nodes in breast area, underarm, throat, neck
  • Liver and kidney dysfunction
  • Gallblader problems
  • Toxic shock symptoms
  • Anxiety, depression and panic attacks
  • Feeling like you are dying
  • Symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms of Lyme disease
  • Symptoms of EBV
  • Symptoms of BIA-ALCL
  • Hypo/hyper thyroid symptoms
  • Hypo/Hyper adrenal symptoms
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Hormone imbalance, diminishing
  • Hormones, early menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Low libido
  • Slow healing, easy bruising
  • Throat clearing, cough, difficulty swallowing, choking
  • Reflux, GERD
  • Metallic tastes
  • Persistant bacterial, viral, fungal infections
  • Yeast, Candida, sinus infections, UTI
  • Skin rashes
  • Ear ringing
  • Sudden food intolerances and allergies
  • Dehydration for no reason
  • Frequent urination
  • Numbness/tingling in upper and lower limbs
  • Cold and discolored limbs, hands and feet
  • Chest discomfort, shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of autoimune diseases such as: Reynaud's syndrom, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Addison's, Graves, Rheumatoid Arthritis, scleroderma, Lupus, Sjorgren's syndrome, non-specific connective tissue disease, multiple sclerosis
  • Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Hair loss, dry hair
  • Dry skin
  • Premature aging
  • Weight problems
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Dry eyes, decline in vision
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea, gastritis
  • Leaky gut, IBS and SIBO
  • Pancreatitis
  • Fevers, night sweats, intolerant to heat/cold
  • Headaches, migraines, ocular migraines
  • Slow muscle recovery after activity
  • Heart palpitations or pain, changes in heart rate
  • Sore/aching shoulders, hips, spine, hands and feet
  • Swollen/tender lymph nodes in breast area, underarm, throat, neck
  • Liver and kidney dysfunction
  • Gallblader problems
  • Toxic shock symptoms
  • Anxiety, depression and panic attacks
  • Feeling like you are dying
  • Symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms of Lyme disease
  • Hypo/hyper thyroid symptoms
  • Hypo/Hyper adrenal symptoms
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Hormone imbalance, diminishing
  • Hormones, early menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Low libido
  • Slow healing, easy bruising
  • Throat clearing, cough, difficulty swallowing, choking
  • Reflux, GERD
  • Metallic tastes
  • Persistant bacterial, viral, fungal infections
  • Yeast, Candida, sinus infections, UTI
  • Skin rashes
  • Ear ringing
  • Sudden food intolerances and allergies
  • Dehydration for no reason
  • Frequent urination
  • Numbness/tingling in upper and lower limbs
  • Cold and discolored limbs, hands and feet
  • Chest discomfort, shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of autoimune diseases such as: Reynaud's syndrom, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Addison's, Graves, Rheumatoid Arthritis, scleroderma, Lupus, Sjorgren's syndrome, non-specific connective tissue disease, multiple sclerosis
  • Symptoms of BIA-ALCL lymphoma
  • Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Symptoms of EBV

Why do Breast Implants Cause
Breast Implant Illness Symptoms?

Why do Breast Implants Cause Breast Implant Illness Symptoms?

Breast implant illness is not really to do with the brand or type of implant that you have. Breast implant illness occurs in all brands and both saline and silicone implants and is a very multifaceted illness. For both saline and silicone breast implants a strong and immediate response to the silicone shell directly after implantation may be predicated by your genes specifically HLA B27, HLA DR52 and HLA DR53 which are genes associated with being ill in the first year after implantation and a higher sensitivity to silicone. Even if you don’t have these specific genes your body will still respond to the fact that breast implants are huge foreign objects implanted in your chest near vital organs and glands and you will experience the usual foreign body immune response as your body mounts an all out war which causes immune deficits, immune dysfunction and eventually autoimmune symptoms and diseases. Our overwhelmed immune system eventually switches over to attacking itself instead of attacking invaders. This is known as switching from TH1 dominance to TH2 dominance and it is when the immune system developes antibodies against itself instead of killer T-Cells to kill what it perceives to be abnormal cells. Eventually, both saline and silicone breast implants cause immune system failure by overwhelming the immune system and allowing various infections in the body to gain a foothold and cause many of our symptoms. These infections can be bacterial, viral, fungal or parastical. Next the approximate 40 toxic chemicals and array of heavy metals in silicone which are known endocrine disruptors, inflammatory, carcinogenic, cytotoxic and neurotoxic poison our fragile endocrine gland system (thyroid/adrenals and others) and poison our Thymus gland and our immune system, poison our gut health and create toxicity in our organs and body. With saline there is also the added element that many of the saline ports collect body fluid and can mold and these organisms can cross into the implant due to defective valves and colonize the implant. These microorganisms produce metabolites which are toxic to us known as biotoxins. The interior of all capsules is perfect place for infections to grow and the inside of capsules necrotize over time. Textures add another layer of toxicity and also textures soak up body fluids and provide spaces for infections to thrive. Textures aggravate the immune system as they flake off and travel through our lymphatics. Many of us also have pathogens and parasites in our gut due to bad gut health and even past our gut as they inhabit our body because there is little immune opposition to them due to immune deficits. Due to poor gut health we cannot digest our foods and due to autoimmune processes our guts and bodies are full of inflammation. 

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This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Hello
    I’ve had my silicone implants for 40 years, I’m 70years old. I have almost all symptoms on your list. On some days “I feel like I’m dying”. Weakness in one leg began over 2-3 yearsago, now if I’m active one day it takes me 3-4 days to get over not to mention all the other symptoms. I have a consultation with a plastic surgeon but as I continue to read your information I’m not sure there’s a specialist here in Chattanooga who can get all the leakage out of my body. I saw on your list a surgeon in Nashville, is that the closeest?
    I am thrilled to have found your Facebook page, I was so relieved to see my symptoms plastered on your page.

  2. So very thankful that I discovered the Facebook page – I don’t even know how I stumbled upon it?? I can only give God the glory for directing me!!

    I have many on the symptoms in the list… Nothing notably severe, but many issues over the past 21 years that I put down to age, stress, “that’s just me, forgetful, muddle minded at times”, wondering if I’m developing Alzheimer’s, feeling like I’m going to die soon, etc. Recently my lymph area under arms, groin have been letting me know that something is not right. Burning and discomfort across breasts… discomfort in upper back, anxiety, unable to take deep breaths..

    Now I have answers!
    THANK YOU for this group, the info, the hope, the support, the direction…

    I’m slowly working towards an explant. In South Africa, with no medical insurance, I have to rely on the government system.. Which is slow and requires a lot of patience! …but I believe I have God’s favour and all will work out for the good in the end.

    Learning many lessons along the way!

  3. if you have cheek implants, would the scar tissue around the cheek implants have to be removed as well?

    1. Hi Lindsay,
      Yes if there is scar tissue / capsule tissue it should be removed for your highest and best healing.

  4. Hello. I am from Quebec. For 4 years, I like constant fatigue, memory loss, hair loss, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, feeling heavy and burns in the breasts, bumps left breast. Intuitively, I think to have the prostheses removed. I took information from a doctor and he diagnosed the BII. It made a family doctor. I will see a specialist surgeon shortly. It seems that the RAMQ pays, some say no. I would like to know how much you paid for your explantation in Quebec and if you had a lift? Thank you for all your information and as I am happy to have found this site. I just had very little of those two plastic balls removed from my body. I had my implants since 22 years. I am 44.

    Bonjour. Je suis du Québec, dans les laurentides. Depuis 4 ans, j’éprouve de la fatigue constante, des maux de dos chronique, des pertes de mémoire, perte de cheveux, insomnie, difficulté de concentration, sensation de lourdeur et brûlures dans les seins, bosses au sein gauche. Intuitivement, je réfléchissais à faire retirer les prothèses. J’ai pris des informations chez un médecin et il a diagnostiqué le BII. Cela faisait un an que mon médecin de famille ne trouvait pas ce que j’avais. Je vais voir un chirurgien spécialiste sous peu. Il paraît que la RAMQ paie, certain dise que non. J’aimerais savoir combien vous avez payé pour votre explantation au Québec et si vous avez eu un redrapage ? Merci de toutes vos informations et comme je suis heureuse d’avoir trouvé ce site. J’ai seulement très hâte que ces deux boules de plastique soient retirées de mon corps. J’ai les implants depuis 22 ans et j’ai 44 ans.

  5. Bonjour, merci a cath grace a ses videos de retrait de prothèses mammaires j ai compris que j avais les mêmes symptomes et ma conforter dans le retrait de mes implants.!! Dur decision psychologiquement c est un peu dur mais je suis tellement heureuse d avoir sauté le pas.! Et j ai des seins petit mais jolie.. J ai depuis 8 ans mes implants en silicone et depuis 3 ans c est l enfer inflammation toujours de coter gauche sein ,dos , epaule, intestin, vessie etccc… fatigue brouillard bref ca ma pourrit la vie, j ai fait pipi trouble pendant 1 ans j ai fait analyse d urine et rien je demandais c est possible que ce soit mes implants et on me repondais mais bien sûr que non.!!! Et bien ca fait 10 jours que je les ai retirer et plus de pipi trouble.!! A l operation mon chirurgien ma dit que ma capsule gauche etais sur le coter dur et blanche et que pour lui elle suintait, et que mes prothèses etait intacte.. bref retirer ses merde de prothèses vraiment j espère retrouver la pêche je flippe car ce silicone a bien suinter dans mon corp 🙄 pleins de courage les filles … un grand merci a cathbastien ❤❤❤ bises a toutes

    1. My name Ralf Vasquez and live in northern California. I believe my fiance is suffering from this illness. She got breast implants over 20+ years ago. But for the last 10 years she been having alot of these symptoms and for the past 5 years most if not all these symptoms. It like she declining in having really bad days. She was hospitalized twice last 2 years both occurring in december. They said she had bacterial infections but could not figure out exactly what it was both times. She’s mentioned to me about this illness and we researched it and I believe she been suffering from it for the past 10 years. We dont know what to do. Finances are low and we ‘are living check to check. I’m reaching out for help in what to do? What options do we have?

      1. Hi Ralf,
        Health insurance may cover your fiance to explant for symptoms such as rupture, bad capsular contracture, pain or infections. Also consider borrowing the money for explant from family or doing a gofundme to help pay for the surgery.

        1. Hello, I would like to know if it is normal that I feel some of this symptoms 17 years after I did the implants surgery. I have them since I was 18 and now I am 36. This symptoms can be for other illness, because I think it has passed too much time since I had the surgery. Thank you

          1. Hi Gaby,
            Women can feel symptoms at any time, some feel them shortly after implantation and some can go a decade or two and then get symptoms.

  6. Grateful! Looking back, my symptoms started shortly after implant 22+ years ago. I’d found this group by mistake! Searching YouTube for Dr Axe, I’d landed on a page called Breast Implant Illness. Divine intervention! BII – that’s what was wrong with me! Joined this group, but was too sick to focus. Had found my surgeon from the list! Now that I’m starting to feel better, I lean on and learn from this group – try to help, too. Thinking I’m ready for detox. Printed and study those pages. Need to purchase some items listed. But, know what to expect.
    Nicole, thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do! Honestly, I’d felt like I was going to die. I was so sick that I was asking God to take me whilst I’d slept the very few hours I’d sleep at night.
    Thanks for the reminder of the rules. It’s good to remind everyone sometimes.
    You are appreciated! You’ve saved the lives of many ladies ❤️

    1. Hi Debra,
      Thank you for helping in the group!

  7. Thank you. I have spent thousands trying to seek help, at least a confirmation I was not insane !

  8. My friend Allyson told me about breast implant illness and about this website. I explanted two months ago. I suffered for 10 years with almost all of the symptoms. I knew right away this was my problem, once I was informed! I explanted the next month. This page has saved my life, my friends life, and will continue to save the lives of hundred of thousands of women!!! Thank you and I am incredibly grateful to the strong women who
    continue working on this website

    1. Hi Jill,

      Thank to share your expérience. How cost it was your explant? Can you tell me where your from ? Thank you so much.

  9. I’m so thankful for this group. It saved my life!

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