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Has anyone ever experienced being sick after implants. I've had tear drop Allegran gummy bears put in a few months ago and I have been so sick. I can't sleep at all and my I feel jittery all day (worse at night). My ears feel like I have vertigo and I have pangs of panic attack a not to mention gastritis. I have always being healthy until I had these implants. Do you think I could be getting sick from the implants. My left one is still sore and aches. 

 

 

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Yes I've been to GP and had it all checked out and no infection. Blood test came back all normal but I'm not sure why I have all these issues as I feel so unwell. Ears are all foggy, stomach in knots, dry reaching and can't sleep at night without a sleeper. Even when I sleeping my brain and mind are still working overtime. I feel anxious and jittery and have cold chills that come over me. I've been googling and it comes up with toxicity of the silicone which scares me. I've always been healthy and happy however since the surgery I haven't sleep and been so lethargic and sick. Not sure what to do. I feel like I am being poisoned if that makes sense 

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That's what I've been reading and it scares me. I feel desperate to feel normal again. I don't want to take my implants out as I've spent so much money on them and I don't know what they will look like when they are explanted but haw feeling so sick. It's not fair on my kids and hubby. Does anyone knows time personally that this happened to them 

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Could it be a prolonged side effect from either the medications you've taken since surgery - or even the surgery itself? Did you have a GA or twilight surgery? How long ago was your surgery?? 

If the bloods are showing no infection, I'd be inclined to start taking a multivitamin and also a probiotic for a while to see if this makes any difference? A GA can really knock you around and so can antibiotics and other medications. Hopefully it will resolve itself for you. 

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Perhaps is worth considering the psychological effect of the augmentation. The brain drives your body and if there is a level of stress post op it can contribute to a variety of very real physiological symptoms. Talking to a psychologist in terms of how to deal with this change in your life may help. 

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I fell ill after having my brazilian implants in for about three months. I became anxious, had sudden bad vision and wearing glasses did nothing, body aches and pains, neurological symptoms like a heavy, fuzzy head, sensitive to light and sound, I am losing my hearing and my cognitiive function is really bad.  It got so bad I had to quit work and couldn't function properly. Twelve months later I had them removed in case I was reacting  to the silicone but I didn't get better. That was seven years ago and I still have the symptoms, I was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before the gummy bear implants I had textured silicone's and got capsular contracture so that is why I replaced them. My surgeon talked me into the gummy bears. I believe that my immune system reacted to not the silicone and implant itself but the polyurethane coating that comes off the implant and floats around your system. My immune system must have seen it as an invader and I developed an auto-immune response. It could have been a coincidence and I may have developed it anyway but I will never had gummy bear implants again. I would rather risk capsular contracture. Over the years I have wanted my implants back so I recently did a crazy thing and got them again but they are the textured ones I had the first time, not gummy bears. I guess I will never know if it was the implants but If I start to decline in health well out they come forever this time. I have read that people get sick from the silicone and once they come out they get better, it is a bit different when you have an auto-immune response from them because taking them out will do nothing, you are stuck with your illness. 

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Is it possible there's something going on and whatever it is just isn't advanced enough to show abnormal results yet? 

I was tired all the time and started gaining weight. My first lot of tests came back ok (thyroid was slightly abnormal but the doc to straight out lied about it). I then had one test come back abnormal I forget what the test was called but it's to do with your autoimmune system. The repeat test came back normal so there was no follow up. 

Eventually I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease. It's an autoimmune condition which causes an under active thyroid. 

I hope that you get to the bottom of it. 

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Thanks for all your replies. I have been to my GP and he has prescribed me with Endep to help me sleep at nigh, it is also a nerve pain killer and antidepressant. It helps with the sleeping. The thing is I don't feel like myself. I definately feel like I have anxiety but not sure why would  be. My left implant does not feel right. It aches and I'd very lumpy so maybe that's the cause of my anxiety.  My head is foggy, my ears feel like I have vertigo, I have constant cold chills every 5 min and I feel so fatigued.  It feels like my body and mind is falling apart.  I'll give it another week on the Endep and if I don't feel better then I will go see my gp again. Before I had the surgery I was happy, healthy and never suffered from any anxiety - now I struggle to make dinner.

i just don't want to jump the gun and getmy implants   removed and its not the cause. I just want to feel normal again 

 

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I fell ill after having my brazilian implants in for about three months. I became anxious, had sudden bad vision and wearing glasses did nothing, body aches and pains, neurological symptoms like a heavy, fuzzy head, sensitive to light and sound, I am losing my hearing and my cognitiive function is really bad.  It got so bad I had to quit work and couldn't function properly. Twelve months later I had them removed in case I was reacting  to the silicone but I didn't get better. That was seven years ago and I still have the symptoms, I was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before the gummy bear implants I had textured silicone's and got capsular contracture so that is why I replaced them. My surgeon talked me into the gummy bears. I believe that my immune system reacted to not the silicone and implant itself but the polyurethane coating that comes off the implant and floats around your system. My immune system must have seen it as an invader and I developed an auto-immune response. It could have been a coincidence and I may have developed it anyway but I will never had gummy bear implants again. I would rather risk capsular contracture. Over the years I have wanted my implants back so I recently did a crazy thing and got them again but they are the textured ones I had the first time, not gummy bears. I guess I will never know if it was the implants but If I start to decline in health well out they come forever this time. I have read that people get sick from the silicone and once they come out they get better, it is a bit different when you have an auto-immune response from them because taking them out will do nothing, you are stuck with your illness. 

hi....i have fibro. Ive never really spoken to another person with it ? except doctors etc

I am 30yrs old, its the reason i waited so long and still am considering a ba. Im so scared. I decided in my 20's that i wouldnt have children either. My body doesnt cope well..with basically anything!

M fibro started when i was about 22 out of the blue. I was young healthy and loving life.. pretty much ruined my effing life for 5 or 6 years. Last 2-3 years have been pretty good....but with flare ups here and there. My new flare up is really bad ibs. Basically live on that stupid fodmap diet. Sorry probably should have pm you. 

How are u coping? Do u mind if i add u as a friend. :)

Thanks for all your replies. I have been to my GP and he has prescribed me with Endep to help me sleep at nigh, it is also a nerve pain killer and antidepressant. It helps with the sleeping. The thing is I don't feel like myself. I definately feel like I have anxiety but not sure why would  be. My left implant does not feel right. It aches and I'd very lumpy so maybe that's the cause of my anxiety.  My head is foggy, my ears feel like I have vertigo, I have constant cold chills every 5 min and I feel so fatigued.  It feels like my body and mind is falling apart.  I'll give it another week on the Endep and if I don't feel better then I will go see my gp again. Before I had the surgery I was happy, healthy and never suffered from any anxiety - now I struggle to make dinner.

i just don't want to jump the gun and getmy implants   removed and its not the cause. I just want to feel normal again 

 

did your gp do blood tests?

I took endep for 4 years. Youll feel good for a few months. Its the antidepressants. Seems like a weird drug to give u straight away.

I really hope u feel better soon and they find the cause of this. Fingers crossed xx

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There is a really good book by Dr. Susan Kolb called "the naked truth about breast implants". Kolb is a plastic surgeon who specialises in breast implants and has them herself. She also has a practice in the US that specialises in treating the many health problems caused by implants, mainly auto-immune diseases/reactions etc. It's a really good read and a great resource. It might help explain what's happening. Good luck and hope you feel better soon 

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How are you going now @GirlyGirl

Ive just come across your post. 

I suffer from panic attack disorder and what you've explained above is exactly what I feel it is. 

A similar thing happened to me. I was a fine 22 year old cruising through life until one day I got tattooed (I have a lot) I had a panic attack and that was it. They didn't stop. I had months of testing for physical things and the dr's have put it down to my mind. 

It came out of no where and I had never been anxious or anything beforehand. Now it's a big problem in my life but I'm slowly getting through with Phycology sessions. 

Would love to hear how you are X 

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