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 81 Comments

  1. Gigi

    Hi All, I’m very new to all of this. My hubby actually showed me an article from T Nation as he was reading he said to me that I need to read this thing, as I am experiencing about 90% of these damn symtoms. I’m 40 and I feel like I’m 80 it’s crazy, constant headaches, my back is sore, I’m so tired all the time, my joints are all sore, I don’t want to even be intimate anymore I have lost interest in everything, my whole body hurts, I’ve been for blood tests and CT scan just to try and find out what is wrong with me. My ears are ringing so bad all the time… And I got my implants because of being flat chested and having such a complex about it. But I’m so so scared to have them taken out. But after seeing all these woman, I think I have to do what’s right. But I have such a think about being flat chested and also I have a concave chest it’s not bad, but the implants make it look better and the concave disappears. I need some advice, something, my nerves are shot. I’m terrified 😰 but this may be the answer to all my aches and pains and moods

    1. Michelle Mason

      You could have a fat transfer to fill out where the implant used to be. It’s something I’m considering after also experiencing all of the above symptoms. Finding this site, really opened my eyes. I feel for you, as it’s been a tough 10 years, but I’d rather be flat chested than experience all the side effects! Good luck honey! X

  2. Lydia

    I’m am so scared right now as I’ve got loads of those symptoms! And I’m convinced I’ve got something really bad like cancer as I’ve had my implants in for 21 years, had 3 kids and tried to breast feed 2 of them 😢

  3. Sheri

    Hi prayers to everyone. I am 55 and went in for a regular check up and blood work. I have had a hiatal hernia and gastritis and pain non stop for over a year right side my ribs, and under ribs and my right waist. I have gained so much weight 20lbs in a year. My blood work came back with very high liver enzymes and they took more blood work and sent to a pathologist. It came back negative for Hepatitis, and negative for sclerosis. Two came back positive for pbc which is Primary biliary cholangitis – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic
    My doctor now wants a liver biopsy and I am just scared very much so. My right breast feels so heavy. my back always hurts on right side non stop pain. The gastro doc says because i have gained so much weight he feels that is causing my pain. I also kicked boxing last November and i tore my minisucs which I have to have surgery on that to fix. The middle top of my stomach is tender. I am on a low fob diet. It seems to help my stomach not so swollen but the pain is always there. Has anyone had any of these systems. Should I ask my dr? Very uncomfortable all the time. 🙁

    1. Nicole

      Hi Sheri,
      High liver enzymes are common in ladies with breast implants. If you are not in the facebook group please come to the group and search for posts regarding high liver enzymes and you will see literally thousands of women posting about it. Breast implants are not worth all the symptoms and health problems they cause. Please consider explanting.

    2. Nena

      Your symptoms are just like mine omg I couldn’t stop reading your comment. I have had cancer twice once in 2010 had a lumpectomy and had to do chemo and radiation. Came back 2017 had a double mastectomy put exspanders in for three or four months couldn’t fill to much cause I had alot is damage on the left side. Then git my implants. I have been so sick since then. Naucious passing out. Pain everywhere. My liver is bad they said but cannot locate or see anything wrong. I have a hernia, heartburn I had to go to the hospital for the pain on the ride side during this corvid 19 stared. I feel like I’m dying everyday paople are tired of me feeling sick!!!. I feel like a complainer.

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