Explant Secrets Blog With Cheyenne Burnett/The Explant Secrets Podcast /BII Symptoms: The Real Cost of Breast Implants

Hey girl, as I was sitting here trying to decide what the most important thing to go over with you today would be it was difficult to decide because so many things have come to mind.

Like the fact that there's so much more to share with you about breast implant history and how implants made it back on the market without the requirement of safety data or clinical trials for a second time and how the hell they’re even still legal to sell to us today without those safety protocols. There’s also new information about specific cancers that breast implants are causing and critical healing information you deserve and quite frankly need if you’re going to get better.


So I give you my word I will cover ALL of that and more. Today, however, I’ve decided the best possible thing I can do is focus on how I can best serve you on your specific journey right now. So I asked myself, what can I give you that will help YOU, yes YOU start feeling better, right now.

Well to answer that question, we need to get clear on what exactly is happening to YOU and to YOUR body.
So the first thing we need to do is talk about your symptoms.

In a recent interview I was asked "What percentage of women with breast implants experience Breast Implant Illness?" and though this might be a super unpopular opinion, this is what I said…

"80% of women with breast implants report experiencing one or more serious side effects but I would argue that the other 20% just don't know what to look for."

Depending on your implant's specific ingredients and your immune system's specific responses you may be experiencing 1 or 101 different symptoms and you need to know about all of them so you know what to look for.

Now we do a deep dive on this in Explant Unleashed, my three-phase BII healing course where we talk about specific tests you can take and blood work to avoid and all sorts of stuff but for the sake of this episode let's just get really clear here on the fact that all breast implants contain a poisonous cocktail of heavy metals and chemicals. They all have the ability to grow mold, and they all have the ability to leak those profoundly toxic substances into your tissue, doing enormous damage and causing symptoms that range from slightly uncomfortable to super debilitating no matter if they’ve ruptured or not. So regardless of if you have saline or silicone, Mentor or Allergan, or if you’ve had your implants for 15 days or 15 years, addressing all the ways breast implants can do harm to your body will give you the best possible chance at healing.

Now I know there might be a small or maybe even a big part of you that’s avoiding the symptoms list completely because you don’t want Breast Implant illnesses to be the problem because you don’t want removing them to be the solution. If that’s you, I promise I get it, that was 1000% how I felt.

But I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t point out the facts so I am so so sorry if this is at all triggering to you but the truth is if you have breast implants without question they are negatively impacting your immune system, right now. If you have breast implants you are at risk of breast implant-related cancers and if you have been healthy in the past and now suffer from one or more of the symptoms I’m going to cover with you next then you are going to have to decide if your health is more important to you than your implants are and that is so damn hard to do. And not because you’re vain, and not because you’re shallow.

NO, there is nothing wrong with who you are.

We put these things in because we have been led to believe we can’t have full happy lives without them. We’ve been made to think WE are the problem. WE are not good enough, not feminine enough, not sexy enough, or that we don’t belong, and though we know in our hearts that's not true, acknowledging breast implant illness is what you are suffering from will lead to the decision to remove your implants or not, and if you commit to explanting well that’s not just committing to having surgery. It's committing to standing face-to-face with ALL the deep-seated insecurities that got us here in the first place and that is an understandably hard thing to do.

Which is why we earn the Explant Warrior badge because getting through this can certainly feel like surviving a war sometimes. But I promise you it’s one worth fighting. I can honestly say that explanting, though definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, has been the best thing I have ever done for both my physical and mental health.

Not only have I been able to reverse more than 40 physical symptoms in less than 12 months I also have a newfound love and respect for my body because I realize now how hard she was working to literally keep me alive all these years.

So let’s talk symptoms. Right now we are going to go over a list of the most common symptoms reported by women with breast implants that has been carefully curated by me (Cheyenne B) and the Founders of GPAC (The Global Patient Advocacy Coalition) and reflects the most up-to-date information.

It is, however, really important that you understand Breast Implant Illness can affect everyone differently. This is because like I mentioned, there are more than a dozen possible chemical and heavy metal combinations you could be being exposed to depending on how your specific implants were made. Plus how YOUR body and YOUR immune system react to these poisons can vary greatly. So what we are going to cover is what is most common but there could certainly be other symptoms you're experiencing that are not listed here that are in fact a direct side effect of your implant's impact on your body.

The most common known symptoms of Breast Implant Illness currently include:
Brain Fog
Hair Loss
Hormonal Imbalances
Digestive Issues
Sinus Infections
Chronic Pain
Fevers/Night Sweats
Cognitive Dysfunction
Temperature Intolerance
Muscle Pain/Weakness
Skin Rashes or blisters (including eczema)
Joint Pain
Ear Ringing
Food Intolerances and/or New Food Allergies
Dry Skin & Hair
Premature Aging such as liver spots on your face or hands
Heart Palpitations
Weight Problems including being both over or under weight depending on your body’s responses.
Flu-like Symptoms
Wide Spread ​Inflammation
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Swollen Glands
Insomnia/Poor Sleep
Dry Eyes
Frequent Urination
Vision problems
Numbness/Tingling limbs
Thyroid problems
Liver Issues
Kidney Issues
Adrenal problems
Leaky Gut/IBS
Low Libido or no interest in sex
Slow Healing
A Frequent Feeling of Choking
Difficulty Swallowing
Difficulty Breathing (Including things like allergy induced Asthma)
Frequent Infections
Acid Reflux/GERD

And because Breast Implant Illness starts with a trigger to the immune system, it is also REALLY common for women suffering from BII to be diagnosed with one or more autoimmune diseases. The most common ones include:
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sjögren’s Syndrome
Connective Tissue Disease
Multiple Sclerosis or MS

Many women have also reported feeling like their dying or an impending doom.

So how are you feeling?

Did one or two of these sound familiar?

Maybe you’re like me and several did… Like I said, by the time I finally mustered up the courage to remove my implants I had over 40 of the symptoms we just discussed. But this is about helping you. We need to get clear on what’s happening for you.

So the very best next step is to go to explantsecrets.com, that’s explantsecrets.com and take my FREE "Do I Have Breast Implant Illness" Quiz. In just a few quick minutes this quiz will provide you a full account of all the symptoms you are experiencing right now and email you a printable list to review with your doctor when you’re ready.

So be brave.

Take the quiz now, and know you’ve got this, and I’ve got you.

Go take that quiz! And I will see you in the next episode!

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