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, Breast Implant Associated B Cell Lymphoma, Breast Implant Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • 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, Breast Implant Associated B Cell Lymphoma, Breast Implant Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • 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 101 Comments

  1. Felicia Arredondo

    Does anybody feel burning pain?like almost like a sunburn or skin stretching?also sore breasts similar as to when you are pregnant?

  2. Leah

    Hey all, im hoping (and praying) iv finally found whats wrong with me!
    I had my baby almost 4 months ago, & everything was perfect untill she was a week old. I then started feeling off.. My head felt constantly fuzzy and i had pains in my chest. After contacting my doctor they were convinced i had a blood clot in my chest (quite common after labour, news to me!) i was scanned blood tests etc and it showed up low probability but they wanted me on medication just incase. Fair enough! After this i thought that was me sorted. I was wrong! I started to feel worse & worse, couldnt get out my bed, my head felt funny constant headaches, my chest was in agony! Back and forth doctors llts of tests, lumbar punctures, ct scans, lots and lots of different antibiotics, still slowly getting worse. They have now decided because there is no explanation and all tests are fine i have anxiety. Fast forward to now, my chest is in aginy, my eye sight has deterorated alot to the point iv stopped myself driving, fatigue, not interested in anything, pain in neck, sore furry tongue, dizzy, disoriented.. Then a few days ago my husband mentioned my breast implants.. I got these 9 years ago when i was 21 due to loosing 6 stone in weight, so i decides to look into it, and found this page, it might not even be what is wrong with me, but holy moly alot of everyones symptoms are too similar!! Has anyone else experienced similar to me????
    Thank you xx

  3. Jaimie

    I just turned 51. I have saline implants that are 22 years old. I believe they were called teardrop or pear shaped(Sorry, memory thing:) I stopped living almost 4 years ago as my health took a huge decline, but the process has been painfully slow. With new symptoms of my undiagnosed illness increasing slowly at 1st, they were chopped up to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, etc… I’m close to the 4 year mark of being constantly ill and my symptoms went from “Hmmm???” to my current state of “I feel in my soul I am dying”. My Dr.and Neuro specialist took me off of both work and college ( I was a single math class from a degree at 48, of which I was so proud of as a newly single mom. But that’s ok, life gives you what you need most times) I have most symptoms on the list. And still without a diagnosis. BII has passed thru my mind a time or 2 but I thought it must be something especially crazy or rare because I’m so sick. Have no idea why but I’ve recently had what I could only describe as what felt like “adhesions” that contracted like a charley horse in my sternum, intercostal muscles, in my ribcage that feels like it’s almost equal between sternum and spine and base of both breasts with certain movements or even leaning forward just slightly. Never had capsular contraction but can now feel a thick strip of scar tissue along bottom breast line(fold area) where base of implants sit. Definitely tender to pressure, etc.. but breast still seem pliable though 1 has seems to have more sag past few years. I woke up today thinking I’m going to read up on breast implant issues just so we could cross that one off the list. After just a few articles, I am equally terrified as well as hopeful. If I don’t have some form of BII, then I officially have about 80% of diseases listed. 90% my heart and gut tell me I have BII. And oddly, I feel relief and excitement to share with my DR.

    I apologize for rambling at length, I’m just so thankful to have come across this information. You can’t fight your enemy if you don’t know who it is, right!

    Thank you for allowing me to vent in a place I don’t fear being looked at as possibly crazy. I know y’all know exactly what I mean by that…lol

    I have taken pics over the years as each new symptom appeared so my Dr. could see what was happening because I don’t have the vocabulary to describe most symptoms. Kinda like a flow chart where I could weed out what I learned it wasn’t. Most pics are of ever rotating skin issues, though only a few erupted on actual breasts. Do y’all have image resources to see from actual patients and do you allow posting of pics to share?

    Phew, I’m exhausted, haha. Gotta laugh or you’ll cry😅

    Blessings into the universe for all who suffer from this or like-minded diseases.

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