I’ve been having issues since the mid to late 1980s, after receiving a right side only breast implant to correct asymmetry from Poland’s Syndrome.
Chronic issues with severe FMS pain, fatigue, lethargy, brain fog, memory loss, blurring vision, headaches, heart palpitations, sinus, internal ear inflammation, severe dry eye, often smell burning smoke, shallow breathing, sleep apnea, insomnia, vertigo, painful sores on scalp, dark circles around eyes, inflammation, shooting pain and spasms in right breast, infertility, a vibrating, electrical surge in my chest and abdomen, back pain and spasms, right arm pain, foot pain, cramping, night sweats, numerous allergies to most foods, medicines, all NSAIDs, scents, newspaper and magazine ink, cleaning chemicals, etc. , (50+ symptoms in total); many started within 6 years after implant and gradually worsened over time.
Chronic Diagnoses over 35 years: TMJ, FMS, CFS, IBS, Degenerative Arthritis, Chronic Inflammation, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Phantosmia, Sinusitis, Depression, Anxiety, Vertigo, Myofascial Pain, Benign tumors on nose, back and uterus, Hiatal Hernia, Diverticulitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Kidney Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, etc.
2004 Cervical Laminectomy in neck C5-7, due to Degenerative arthritis
2010 Total Hysterectomy due to fibroid tumor
May 2019 Total Nephrectomy of right kidney and 5.5cm Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma tumor. Left kidney was at 43% at 3 month post op check up.
2019 Plan to finally get implant out!
Doctors swore all these years it couldn’t be the implant, but they were stumped on root cause(s). So they decided I was clinically depressed and plied me with antidepressants, muscle relaxers and pain meds. But I was bizarrely allergic to most everything.
Now we know my body has been going haywire rejecting the implant and being poisoned by the 40+ toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the implant shell alone.
And since the neck surgery never helped the chronic neck pain, my doctors believe the metal plate and screws may be adding to my neck pain.
A friend had plates and screws removed from her spine and her chronic pain disappeared.
Implants may not adversely affect everyone (so far…), but if you have them and have unexplained, seemingly unrelated issues, get them checked out by doctors WHO LISTEN TO YOU.
BTW Cadmium is known to cause the very rare cancer I was diagnosed with. Breast implant shells contain Cadmium, along with those other 40+ toxic chemicals and heavy metals…
Thousands of women, many with my same bizarre list of symptoms, see their issues improve to varying degrees or completely disappear after explant.
Russian roulette, anyone?