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 go straight to explant

Breast Implant Illness Symptoms Consistently Reported by 100,000+ Women

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog, memory loss
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Joint pain of neck, shoulder, back, hip, knees, hands/feet
  • Hair loss, dry hair
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Skin itching, various rashes
  • Inflammation
  • Weight problems
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Dry eyes, decline in vision
  • Hypothyroid
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Diminishing hormones, early menopause
  • Low libido
  • Slow healing, easy bruising
  • Slow recovery after exercising
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches, migraines, ocular migraines
  • Throat clearing, cough, difficulty swallowing, choking
  • Reflux, GERD
  • Nausea, gastritis, leaky gut, SIBO
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fevers, nightsweats, heat intolerance
  • Persistent viral and bacterial infections
  • UTI infections, Interstitial Cystitis
  • Yeast infections, Candida, Sinusitis (fungal)
  • Ear ringing
  • Metallic tastes
  • Sudden food intolerances and allergies
  • Heart palpitations, changes in heart, heart pain
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes of breast and underarm
  • Bouts of dehydration for no reason
  • Frequent urination
  • Numbness and tingling in limbs
  • Cold and discolored hands and feet
  • Chest discomfort, shortness of breath
  • Pain and burning sensation around the implant
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Feeling like you are dying
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Lyme
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of EBV
  • Symptoms or diagnose of autoimmune diseases such as Raynaud's Syndrome, Hashimoto's, Addison's Disease, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Unspecified Connective Tissue Disease, POTS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis and others
  • Diagnoses or symptoms of BIA-ALCL
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of other cancers known to be associated with breast implants such as Melanoma, brain cancer, Myeloma, respiratory cancer, various breast cancers, various lymphomas, various carcinomas and sarcomas
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog, memory loss, cognition problems
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Joint pain of neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, hands/feet
  • Hair loss, dry hair
  • Premature aging of skin
  • Skin itching, various rashes
  • Weight problems
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Dry eyes, decline in vision
  • Hypothyroid
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Diminishing hormones, early menopause, hysterectomy
  • Low libido
  • Slow healing, easy bruising
  • Slow recovery after exercise
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches, migraines, ocular migraines
  • Throat clearing, cough, difficulty swallowing, choking
  • Reflux, GERD
  • Nausea, gastritis, leaky gut, SIBO
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fevers, night sweats, heat intolerance
  • Peristent bacterial and viral infections
  • UTI infections, Interstitial Cystitis
  • Yeast infections, Candida, Sinusitis (fungal)
  • Ear ringing
  • Metallic tastes
  • Sudden new food intolerances and allergies
  • Heart Palpitations, heart changes, heart pain
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes of breast and underarm
  • Bouts of dehydration for no reason
  • Frequent urination
  • Numbness and tingling in limbs
  • Cold and discolored hands and feet
  • Chest discomfort, shortness of breath
  • Pain or burning around implant and underarm
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Feeling like you are dying
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of EBV
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Lyme
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of autoimmune diseases such as Raynaud's Syndrome, Hashimoto's, Addison's Disease, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Unspecified Connective Tissue Disease, POTS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis and others
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of BIA-ALCL lymphoma
  • Symptoms or diagnosis of other cancers known to be associated with breast implants such as Melanoma, brain cancer, Myeloma, respiratory cancer, various breast cancers, various lymphomas, various carcinomas and sarcomas

Why do Breast Implants Cause
Breast Implant Illness Symptoms?

Why do Breast Implants Cause Breast Implant Illness Symptoms?

Breast implant illness is not 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 large foreign objects implanted in your chest over fragile organs and glands which prompt a foreign body immune response as your body mounts a battle against the implants causing immune cell deficits and eventually autoimmune symptoms and diseases.  Immune cell deficits allow various infections to thrive in us which can be either bacterial, viral, fungal or parastical in nature and cause many of our symptoms.

Next, the array of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in silicone which are known endocrine disruptors, inflammatory, carcinogenic, cytotoxic and neurotoxic poison our fragile endocrine gland system, our immune system, our gut health and create toxicity in our organs and glands.   

With saline breast implants there is also the added element that many of the saline ports collect blood and tissue which can mold and these fungal organisms can cross from the implant fill valve directly into the implant and colonize the inside of the implant. Mold organisms produce metabolites know as biotoxins which are very toxic to us. 

The interior of all capsules is a perfect place for infections to grow and the inside of capsules necrotize over time.  Textures add another layer of toxicity as they soak up body fluids and provide a perfect space for microorganisms to reside.  Textures also flake off and are carried away by immune cells to lymph and aggravate the lymphatic system perhaps even causing cancer of lymph and immune system.  

Many of us also have pathogens or parasites in our gut due to bad gut health and even past our gut as they cross the gut barrier due to leaky gut and because there is little immune opposition to them due to immune deficits. Due to poor gut health we cannot digest our foods and are depleted of many necessary nutrients and due to autoimmune processes our guts and bodies are full of inflammation. 

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This Post Has 47 Comments

  1. Is there a recommendation for a surgeon in Peachtree City/Atlanta area? I’m 61 yrs old w implants since 12/2016. I need an artist please who can reconstruct. Also, what is the detoxification process I’ve seen mentioned? Is there a specific protocol for healing that can be followed? Thank you!

  2. I am honestly in shock but so relieved, the fact that everything I have been experiencing for years now is explain in three words, Break Implant Illness. To finally have some definitive has brought tears to my eyes. I used to be so happy, so excited, and had this drive but for quite some time I have dealt with many of these issues, almost constant pain and aching, headaches, kidney aches, numbness (on a daily basis), foggy brain, memory problems, extreme cold temps are debilitating for me, thyroid issues and the list goes on. I’m so sad, so depressed all the time, I just want all of it to stop hurting, anxiety that’s getting increasingly worse. I have had my silicone gel implants since 2011 and believe I’ve had a ruptured implant for the vast majority of the time.

    It’s pretty emotional reading of your stories cannot thank everyone for sharing and I’m going to continue to research now that I finally have a direction, and am going to research explant surgery!

    1. Just like you, Ariana, I was completely surprised by the news that my breast implants were the cause of so many of my health problems, since my breast cancer in 2011. The implants I received after a double mastectomy, were recalled in Canada last spring (the Allergan Bio-cell textured implants) and after seeing 2 doctors, 2 neurologists, getting a CT-Scan, an MRI, a lumbar puncture and tons of blood tests, all they could say is: EVERYTHING IS NORMAL! The strange thing is, I always hoped they would find something wrong so that they could fix it! I have been living with extreme fatigue from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed at night. My memory is so bad I can hardly believe my husband when he tells me I was there for such and such an event. I feel a pressure in my head 24/7, like I have a big elastic band around it and it gets so bad at times that I get nauseous and feel my pulse beating hard not only in my chest, but in my head as well. I often say l feel like I’m dying… all I can do is lay down, I have 0 energy and everything I do is mostly due a strong willingness to accomplish something in a day. Everything hurts and now, everything makes sense!! Does anyone else feel that pressure in their head?

  3. I’m 49 and have had saline implants for 13 years. My left one has always hurt off and on, and now it has been hurting in my upper left chest when I swallow food. I’ve had an EGD and all is healthy in there. Also had a heart workup and that is healthy as well. So, has anyone else experienced painful swallowing and know if it’s from the implant/area around the implant??

    1. I’ve also been experiencing strange high blood pressure and chest pain symptoms only to have all tests come back normal. I’ve had my implants for 16 yrs and up until last week have had zero health issues!! Anyone else have these symptoms?

      1. Hi Jessica,
        Those are commonly reported symptoms from breast implants.

    2. I have on and off pain from my saline implants 23 yrs now. Due to explant in march.

    3. Hello
      Yes, I have similar symptoms. My left side is definitely worse than my right side! I also have MS and blamed most of my symptoms on that, but now I’m beginning to doubt that! My glands always feel swollen and I have to clear my throat constantly. I have just noticed swelling and tenderness in my left armpit with painful areas on the side of my left implant. I really do not want these anymore!!

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