I had implants in 1999, first few years were great! Loved having a proper bust, not the tuberous empty sacks I had for years prior to this.
Health deteriorated drastically in 2011. Thought I was in early menopause, tests came back negative. I was allergic to almost all food, my hair loss was so bad that I started wearing a wig. I had flu like symptoms continuously, laboured breathing like that of an 80 year old. I had a continuous cough. My skin was dreadful and I looked very ill. I was so volatile and so depressed. My body was riddled with thrush, this was oral and vaginal….continuously. I had chronic depression, brain fog and poor eye sight. My sleep averaged about 3-4 hours a night.
I was living like a hermit, cut off from family and friends. I was referred for cbt counselling from my doctor, he too was at a loss as to why my health and life was declining so rapidly. My mobility was like that of a 70 year old, racked with aches and pains. My sister told me about the pip scandal and suggested I get my implants checked..yep, I had ruptured pips.
I was offered free r and r in 2012,not realising that all implants cause such debilitating illnesses. Over the last year I knew that things weren’t right, and noticed familiar symptoms returning and took the decision to remove the nagor replacements.
I had them removed a month ago and it’s the best decision I have ever made. I feel like I have got my life back, and it’s a wonderful feeling to be “me again” from the bottom of my heart, I thank this FB support group (UK Breast Implant Illness and Healing Support Group) for the support that we are offered. It gave me the courage to go ahead with explant…its heart breaking reading so many horror stories. After so many years, it finally looks like we are being listened to.