Good Morning All,
I am wondering how many people suffering with thyroid problems/ME/Fibromyalgia and any other disorders associated with the immune system, have breast implants for whatever reason? Just recently I was made aware of Breast Implant illness which as yet is not being acknowledged by the medical profession (no surprise there!). Also Allergan textured implants have just been banned in Europe and in the UK the plastic surgeon's have been advised not to use them, as they may increase the instance of Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. There has been increasing reports of women suffering with this form of lymphoma which is found in the capsule surrounding the implant, especially the textured ones. My youngest, much to my despair has Allergan textured implants and her health has deteriorated significantly over the past two years. She had implants at 18 so its taken 5 years for the symptoms to appear, if it is connected. As I have Hashimotos we are all possibly susceptible to immune problems. My eldest was diagnosed with ME at 16 and has never had implants so we know that the problem is not caused by them, however, she probably has thyroid issues but because of being in range, has never been allowed treatment. Looks like I will be trying to get the youngest to get rid of the implants as there is no way of knowing if they are or aren't causing the problem. I wish she had never gone down that route but as an adult she made that decision with the go-ahead from mental health professionals and gp...I didn't have a chance of persuading her otherwise.