Dear Doctor

In September 1995, we were asked by Professor Carol Herbert of The Department of Family Practice, Faculty Of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada, to provide fact sheets related to illness resulting from silicone-gel and saline breast implants. The aim of the Implant Awareness Society is to provide women with accurate information on implants from doctors who study silicone-implant problems.

Our society has many members. Most have had implant surgery and almost all have similar symptoms. After we had personally met to discuss our illness, one lady brought several fact sheets from Dr. Robert Ira Lewy, M.D., FACP, Professor Of Medicine, University of Houston, Texas, who had listed the very same symptoms that we have experienced. Professor Carol Herbert did concur with the valuable findings of Dr. Lewy in 1994. The following symptoms are so general they are often overlooked and have not been associated with breast implants:

cough numbness in upper and lower limbs
rash tingling in hands and feet
aching cannot remember items read
dry eyes say things not meant to say
fatigue fevers or night sweats
diarrhea tenderness of muscle or skin
confusion visual problems
cramping dropping things
getting lost cannot read a word
stumbling fingers/toes show discoloration
bladder burning lymph node enlargement
incontinence trouble swallowing
stuttering joint swelling
joint pain oral ulcers
skin nodule weight change
hair loss insomnia
chest pain easy bruising
burning digital ulcers
weakness dry mouth
palpitations strangling

When a woman experiences some of the above symptoms, immediate explantation is indicated so that she has a better chance of recovery. For example, when mammograms (not recommended) as well as ultrasound readings show the implants to be intact, but symptoms are still present, it is time for removal (many of us who had these symptoms, were told that all was well according to mammograms, etc., but explantation proved there were ruptures).

Both saline and silicone-gel breast implants are contained in an elastomer shell or envelope. This envelope is made from silicone and is highly toxic to the human body. Clinical tests, being carried out extensively in the U.S.A., proved that some women who had the saline implants for less than one year had all the related symptoms that the silicone-gel patients had.

According to the FDA’s Regulation of Silicone Breast Implants, a 52-page report by the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations in the U.S.A., ruptured implants must be removed as soon as possible because there is no difference between a ruptured implant and a silicone injection, a procedure that was banned many years ago.

When a woman is explanted, it is extremely important that the implant, capsule surrounding the implant, scar tissue, and loose silicone found in the breast must be removed all in one surgical procedure. Some women may be very ill and find it impossible to summon the courage and strength to have a second surgery, if  the capsule was not removed at the time of explantation. They are then out of the workforce for a very long time and may never be able to return.

Some of our members are bedridden, even though they have been explanted for several years. Besides their health, many lost jobs, homes, families, and self-respect. Many women have large tender livers, serious neurological damage, and severe pain years later.

Dr. Lewy provided the following list of illnesses associated with implants:

  • Addison’s Disease – adrenocortical hormone deficiency causing abnormal levels of glucose and minerals and reduced tolerance to cold.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease – progressive muscle atrophy caused by degeneration of the central nervous system.
  • Autoimmune Disease – abnormal function of the immune system causing antibodies against the body’s own tissues.
  • Dermatomyositis – muscle inflammation accompanied by skin rashScleroderma.
  • Grave’s Disease or Thyrotoxicosis – autoimmune disease causing an overactive thyroid that could result in goiter (usually caused by lack of iodine) or bulging eyes.
  • Fibromyalgia – widespread joint and muscle fatigue and pain.
  • Juvenile Diabetes – metabolic disorder due to partial or total lack of insulin secretion from the pancreas.
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease – several autoimmune diseases that might include: systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, etc.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – autoimmune disease causing progressive destruction of the myelin sheath on nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Myasthenia Gravis – neuromuscular disease causing chronic fatigue and muscle weakness. 
  • Overlap Syndrome – autoimmune disease of connective tissue with symptoms of two or more diseases. 
  • Pernicious Anemia – severe autoimmune disorder related to vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Polymyositis – inflammation of many muscles.
  • Raynaud’s Disease – abnormal constriction of the arteries in the extremities usually  caused from exposure to cold.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation and joint destruction.
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome – autoimmune disease causing a reduction in the secretion of saliva and tears.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – chronic autoimmune disease causing inflammation in any part of the body and tissue damage.
  • Vitiligo – benign, irregular patches of unpigmented skin.

The elastomer shell that holds all breast implants is a man-made silicone rubber that was first made in 1950. Dow Chemical agreed to conduct annual chest x-rays of the workers exposed to the silica as they knew that, under certain conditions, exposure will cause significant change to the lungs. Fibrosis of the lungs is caused from silica.

Doctor Lewy obtained the above information from a supplement to the Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism: A Symposium on Silicone-Related Disorders, dated August 1994, and personally gave the Implant Awareness Society permission to write this report. The information is 60 pages and is found in all medical libraries. Dr. Lewy is now retired. A patient of his phoned Adella in 2010 after she read this article on the website.

Sincerely,

Adella Matthew
President

48 Responses to Dear Doctor

  1. Zodi says:

    Can you please advise me if it is a legal requirement in Ontario Canada to return implants (cohesive gel-McGhan/Alergan) to the manufacturer. I had my implants out, (I had to pay the surgeon for a pexy to get it done); u/s showed indication of breakage but the surgeon said the implant was intact. McGhan/Alergan has no record of my implants and the Surgeon’s office informed me that they were just discarded as medical waste. It was my understanding that the implants had to be returned.
    Now I have ongoing seroma (fluid swelling) of one breast (this is my 4th year with this going on) and now my IgA is elevated with a foot that won’t stop swelling. All the Dr’s seem to think that the two cannot be related. I have to have the capsule the surgeon didn’t remove – taken out – scheduled for the fall. I am naturally scared that this ongoing nonsense is now systemic.

  2. Adella says:

    Dear Zodi, Please email me your phone number on my private email adellaem@shaw.ca, I will have it sooner this way. You are 3 hours ahead of me 605-572-8486. Phone me anytime.We do not go to bed before 8 PM your time. hugs Adella

  3. jacquie wyant says:

    I am sick from my implants and I am scared. I have had them since 2001. I cant beleave it has taen me this long to fugure out that it is my implants causing me to be ill. It started with mouth ulcers as soon as I got my implants. followed extreme dizziness which the doctors diagnosed me panic attacts. It would just hit me out of the blue. I then started getting extreme achy muscles. I am a personal trainer and i am used to musle soreness due to working out. This was different. It would just ache like a tooth ache. I would tell my husband that I thought I felt like I had fibrmyalgia. It them progressed to joint pain in my neck then low back, my foot. my wrist. It has gotten so bad, I feel like I have no range off motion in my spine. I feel like I am inflamed all the time. I used to love deep tissue massages, now it feels like torture. My back get extreme sharp pains and will go out often. I also have major pain in my SI joints. I had an mri and it showed 5 disc ruptered and 2 bone spurs. Bone spurs are between l5 and s1. I had them run my blood work to check for HLA-B27 and it came back possitive. I feel like I am 80 years old. Im affraid to jar mayself to much because it will throw my back out. They diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondilitis. I now beleave after 6 months of research that my implants are making me exteme;y sick. I feel if I do not remove them It wont be long before I am totally diabled. Im so affraid that maybe, becaue I have had them inside my body for 10 years that I wont get better. I pray to God that when I get them out that I start to feel better. I dont even know who to go to, to remove them. I live in Indiana. Please help me and give me some hope that I have a chance to regain my health.

  4. Sheasounds says:

    Dear Doctor.
    I desperately need a doctor that can explant my saline implants that have been in since 1992 I have scar tissue, cycst’s and infection …
    I reside in Oceanside/Vista California
    I have no health Insurance…
    and I’m unemployed right now,,,
    Please advise me with a doctor that can immediately take them out!!
    Thank you…
    sheasounds@hotmail.com

  5. Carl says:

    Please call lawyer Carolyn Salzmann she really wants to help women who get sick from implants after 2006. This is for the newer implants only. She is just starting to help me and my wife

  6. Marie Armstrong says:

    I got silicone gel implants July 7, 2006. I started to be ill shortly after, beginning with many food allergies, and then basically carrying on through the list above, until I had at least half of all things on the list.

    I saw many doctors who prescribed different drugs, and tests, and surgeries throughout my 7 years of implants. Many of these drugs, and tests and surgeries were actually harmful to my body.

    3 months ago I found out my silicone implants could be the problem. I was just explanted by Dr. Chang from Regina last week. I have noticed a giant improvement of illnesses. But I cant seem to get Dr. Chang to really talk to me about the operation. I want to see lab results and get information about my explant. I want to be sure I have completed the job of explanting. I want to have a healthy life, or whats left of it.

    I also wish that a doctor could have told me many, many years ago that I may be experiencing Silicone Illness before treating me with many drugs, and surgeries for other unrelated issues that caused permanent problems for me.

    Anything more I can do about my issues or questions?

    Marie

  7. Robyn Grant says:

    I got saline implants in 1997. 17 years later, I have pain in both breasts, and along the wall of my chest. I know that the outer shell is silicone. Are these symptoms anyone else has experienced?

  8. Chrissy Dupuis says:

    I dont know what to say except I am thinking I need to have someone contact me SOON.

  9. shannon summerfield says:

    I have gotten breast implants in October 2012..7 months after implants i started getting sick..my muscles deteriorated badly, now my joints and bones ache all the time..in june of 2013 i had an episode that was neurological and thought to be a mini stroke or possible MS..which after a year and a 24 hour urine test to check hormone levels is now being determined to be Addison disease…if i get the implants taken out with it make a difference? just need to know.. thanks

  10. Cindi Dunckel says:

    I got implants November 2012 and in August 2014 diagnosed ALS

  11. Angelica says:

    I’ve been reading the research on your site as well as a few others and it’s very concerning to me. I started looking because I could not find the answers on why I felt so bad, all the time. I was told I had Fibromialgia but didn’t think that was the case. I went to others doctors and found that I have Tendonitis in my arms, Bursitis and Arthritis in other areas. I have had cortozone shots, patches, acupuncture and use bengay and Ibuprofin to try to relieve the pain. My issues started after my last breast surgery. I noticed tingling in my arms, everynight they would fall asleep, now they just hurt all the time and there’s no relief. I don’t know who to see or what to do at this point, so i’m trying to find the answers. Were do I start?

  12. Randy Caine says:

    Right after my wife’s implants in Dec. 2014, she started with slurred speak, 3 months later she learned she’s got ( progressive Bulbar Palsy ).
    Life is turned up side down.

  13. Randy Caine says:

    wife has Bulbar Palsy after implants in Dec. 2014

  14. Sally Drinkwater says:

    Hi l am from UK. Do u have anybody l could contact in Uk please?

  15. Adella says:

    Randy, thanks for adding to the voices against breast implants.

  16. Adella says:

    Not many people make the connection between breast implants and horrific health concerns. My prayers go out for you.

  17. Adella says:

    YES, get the implants removed as quickly as you can, by a surgeon who is educated about the dangers of implants.

  18. Adella says:

    Dear Randy and Christie Caine, your lovely wife has been severly injured from her cohesive gel implants. When the Plastic surgeon explanted her there was a great deal of spillage into the tissue, this has added to her health issues. You may phone me anytime you care to. If I think of something to help, I will phone you again. It is very troubling for you to see your wife of many years become an invalid. Cohesive gel implants are always extremely toxic in spite of all the promises and assurance from the medical. No woman and family should ever have to go through this.

    The FDA gets many complaints on them, yet the plastic surgeons know this and simply carry on for the big dollars. Dear Randy and Christie Caine, your lovely wife has been severly injured from her cohesive gel implants. When the Plastic surgeon explanted her there was a great deal of spillage into the tissue, this has added to her health issues.

    You may phone me anytime you care to. If I think of something to help, I will phone you again. It is very troubling for you to see your wife of many years become an invalid. Cohesive gel implants are always extremely toxic in spite of all the promises and assurance from the medical. No woman and family should ever have to go through this.

    The FDA gets many complaints on them, yet the plastic surgeons know this and simply carry on for the big dollars. Women are treated as disposable concerning all breast implants. My heart goes out to you. Sincerely Adella

  19. Adella says:

    Thank you for contacting me. Tell me where you live and I will help you to get your implants explanted with a surgeon that does the en-bloc You cannot afford poorer health when you consider another pair of implants .Yes indeed you have Fibromialgia. We all get this from breast implants, also tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, and ever so much more. Help comes when the toxic bags are out, and no more get inserted.

  20. Adella says:

    So sorry for the late reply, we had issues with our website and are just finding these messages now. You are correct that the capsule needs to be removed as well as the implant and we sure hope this was completed. Please give us an update. adellaem@shaw.ca

  21. Adella says:

    So sorry for the late reply, we had issues with our website and are just finding these messages now.
    Please connect with us to let us know if you still require our help. Blessings to you, Adella. adellaem@shaw.ca

  22. Adella says:

    So sorry for the late reply, we had issues with our website and are just finding these messages now.
    This is the information that we have for you:

    Dr. Marc Hedrick 200 Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90065
    Dr. Jae Chun 400Newport Centre Dr. #707, New Port Beach, California 92660
    Dr. Carol Hollan 9850 Genesee Avenue , #300 – La Jolla, California 92037

    Please let us know how you are doing. Blessings, Adella. adellaem@shaw.ca

  23. Adella says:

    So sorry for the late reply, we had issues with our website and are just finding these messages now.
    You bet, these are very common symptoms. Yes, the shell is silicone in all breast implants. Silicone is the most man made toxic substance in the world. DOW knew this in their laboratories in the 1950’s. Please get explanted ASAP. With no more breast implants. Your body needs to recover from this serious illness.

  24. Adella says:

    So sorry for the late reply, we had issues with our website and are just finding these messages now. Send me your phone number and we can talk directly. Mine is 604-572-8486, Adella.

  25. Adella says:

    So sorry for the late reply, we had issues with our website and are just finding these messages now.

    You can contact:

    Dr. James McDiarmid, 1 Davy Road, Plymouth, UK Pl6 8BX
    Or Dr. David W Oliver – The Nuffield Hospital Exeter, Wonford Road, Exeter, UK EX2 4UG
    or Dr. Paul E Banwell – Marylebone, London, UK W1G 8SD

    Please post how you are doing. Warm regards, Adella.

  26. Sally says:

    Hello Adella, my daughter has had saline implants since 2007 and her health began deteriorating about 4 years ago. She wants them out now! Could you please give us the names of doctors that perfom explant in Houston or Miami ASAP? Thank you so much for the important information on your website.

    Warm regards,

    Sally

  27. Adella says:

    Thank you for your email, we are glad that you found our website. We are happy your daughter has decided to explant. You need to make sure that they are explanted properly as the implants do encapsulate and create a toxic environment in the tissues. Please look at our website under “crucial information” and you will find the information you will learn how to explant properly to ensure there is no toxic tissues left in the body. Please connect with Adella at adellaem@shaw.ca and we will get you further information. I will forward your email to Adella straight away. Blessings and kind regards, IAS

  28. Holly says:

    Hi Adelle,
    I am a 36 year old ER nurse and had silicone gel implants placed by Mentor in 2010. Since thing I have had an array of odd symptoms. Most recently I was dx with crohn’s disease and now reactive arthritis. I suffer daily from severe joint pain, generalized muscle aching, fatigue, tinnitus, visual changes, insomnia, memory loss, brain fog, cold hands and feet, tingling in finger tips and toes. Recently my joint pain, fatigue, and muscle aching has become so severe it is interfering with my quality of life. At first I associated all my symptoms to my new dx of crohn’s disease and reactive arthritis. But just the other day I ran across my implant card and a light bulb went off. And so began the “what if’s” and my researching. Which, has landed me on this page. I truly don’t know where to even begin in trying to figure out if this is all from my implants. Any advice on how to go about testing to see if, in fact, it’s my immune system reacting to my gel implants. Thank you once again for any help!

  29. Adella says:

    Hi Holly, Thank you for your email, we are so glad you found our website and we are here to support you. Your story is all too common with women that have had breast implants. Our hearts are with you – from our team here at IAS. I will forward your story directly to Adella. Her direct email address is adellaem@shaw.ca

  30. Andrea Hills says:

    Adella, do you know of doctors in Dallas, TX who are skilled in explantation? Thank you!

  31. Adella says:

    Hello Andrea, thank you for contacting me for valuable help. As I do not have personal information on these Doctors, I would very much appreciate your findings on them and email me back to my home personal email adellaem@shaw.ca You must be explanted by the en-bloc way, or you will be ill for life. The reason is that the capsule around all implants is very toxic. Please spend time in studding this
    Information on the web http://www.implantawareness.com print it out, and take it with you. If the doctor gives excuses to leave it in, HE IS NOT FOR YOU. Go to another. Four are listed below, If you phone me at home 604-572-8486, I am in Canada on the west coast, you are 2 HRS. ahead of me. I will phone you, if you email me your phone number. We have a good phone plan. Regards Adella Matthew

    Dr. Patrick Hodges, 8220 Walnut Hill, Suite 206, Dallas, Texas, 75231, 214-739-5760

    Dr. Edward P. Melmed, 7777Forest Ln, Suite A210, Dallas, Texas, 75230, 214-661-7755 – very highly recommended

    Dr. Willian J. Rea, Environmental Health Center, 8345 Walnut Ln, Suite 220, Dallas, Texas, 75231, 214-368-4132

    Dr. Rod J. Rohrich. Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Baylor Medical Center, 411 N. Washington St., Suite 6000, Dallas, Texas, 75246
    I am happy to do all I can to help you.

  32. K says:

    Adella I was wandering if you know any doctor in North Carolina western Carolina if possible. Thanks so much this is an amazing sour fill of knowledge.

  33. Adella says:

    Hi Katey,

    Here is one that we found, please let us know if this helps, Blessings…Adella
    North Carolina –
    Dr Glenn Lyle – Plastic Surgeon – Recommended
    1112 Dresser Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, US, 27609

  34. Adella says:

    South Carolina –
    Medical University of South Carolina
    http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/plastic/

    Dr Ram Kalus
    578 Lone Tree Drive, Suite 102, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, US, 29464

  35. Maris says:

    Dear Adella,

    Regarding Andrea asking about Dallas docs. Dr Melmed came recommended to me. I, was originally hoping for a doc in the Houston area. After much review & late night “digging” on the internet here is my takeaway. i believe we are all searching for an A+ Surgeon one who first and foremost believes Breast Implant Illness (BII) is real because it is. One who will do an enbloc (if at all possible) removing the capsule, if (possible) , as well as all of the silicone (if applicable). One who may take pictures (if we want) & send our implants to pathology. One who will reconstruct us exactly as we discussed, reaching to their highest skill level …without rushing. I’m at a big disadvantage as a Registered Nurse in my area & knowing most of our PS’s not only thru work but personally… (My husband golfs with several). However, I’ve always said everyone has something good to say & something bad to say about every doctor.;) Two came recommended to me in that area. We had hoped to do mine their. (My daughter lives in Dallas… it would be so convenient for us.) 1) a Dr Hubbard 2) a Dr Melmed. I’ll let y’all do your own research but felt I should share this with you guys…one of those got great reviews while the next got reports of ladies being dissatisfied with their appearance in so far as symmetry & scarring. I had the phone in my hand to make my appointment with the former but we decided to go with Dr Feng in Ohio. I can’t imagine a day not feeling like I do. I pray for all those who suffer with BII…& I pray for those thinking about getting implants. All my best to you & each & everyone on this forum. ??

    Blessings,

  36. Maris says:

    Please forgive the typos
    *there and ?? And any I missed. My mind is so foggy.
    ??

  37. Nette says:

    Thank you for sharing your research. Please let me me know if there are any doctors in NORTHERN California (San Francisco Bay Area) that perform the en-bloc explant surgery.

  38. Vanny says:

    I have saline implants in place since 1993. I have had several health issues since (chronic fatigue, neck cervical surgery) and for the last 10 years Candida of the mouth and throat. Antifungal mess do little to help. My big question is do implants cause Candida of mouth with hypersensitivity to smells? I just (6 mo ago) beg
    An getting a flat. Non itching rash that
    Looks like ring worm but very light and non raised on stomach and breast. I am 62 yrs old and have had these implants for 23 years. At this point in my life would it make a difference to remove them?

  39. Billie says:

    Got cohesive gel implants in 2007. Since then, have been diagnosed with IgM deficiency, EBV, and allergies (to something in every category tested in the scratch test). Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, as well. Crazy joint pain, migratory arthritis, and chronic sinusitis…led to the extensive bloodwork that resulted in these issues.
    Never thought to associate them with my implants. I have a consult tomorrow with my plastic surgeon to get them out. It will be crazy if all ends up getting better after that.

  40. Carla says:

    Vanny,

    I too have that problem I started having ringworm like sores on my breast. Have you learned anything?

  41. Adella says:

    Billie, We have heard this story many times. This is very common. Please keep us posted.

  42. Linda DeLaMora says:

    I got m breast implants in 2010 and resently started having problems with swollen joints. I have had a series of blood tests and so far nothing abnormal has been detected. I not sure what to do at this point but think I should educate myself, I have an HMO.

  43. Brandi Vandiver says:

    I have a cousin who has become very ill in the last 6 most. She went from a very active 38 year old to barely functioning. She is in constant pain and aches all of the time. She has an area of inflammation under her arm and tremendous tenderness in the area of her tube that was uses to fill the implant. She is tired constantly and very down. She has developed respiratory allergy symptoms that she has never had and seems to be catching anything her children bring home from school. She has had mountains of blood work with family dr and they have ruled out any illnesses that would contribute to her symptoms. She has had a mammo and an ultrasound and consulted with her dr. who performed the implant surgery. His fee to explant is huge. She has great insurance and it will cover the explant if she appeals it. She must have a diagnosis of Breast Implant Illness. Her surgeon refused to diagnose it. She has found a some surgeons though her insurance that they will cover the explant but in order to make an appt with them she must have the diagnosis. She is so discouraged and not sure who to turn to get the official diagnosis. She is about two hours from Houston and is looking for a dr who is knowledgeable and willing to listen to her symptoms and diagnose this. Do you have any suggestions?

  44. Kelly says:

    I have had implants for almost 5 years. In the past year, my skin has begun getting loose all over my body- and it stretches. (I am 32) I have developed stretch marks all over my hips for no reason and my skin is thinning, my veins are showing. I have other symptoms like fatigue, muscle loss and thyroid issues. Do you think the skin problems could be caused by my implants? Doctors are all at a loss, I am desperate for help.

  45. Adella says:

    Hi Kelly, Blessings to you. Breast Implant Illness is becoming more and more noted thanks to social media and the ability to do more on line research. Women have been suffering for years due to their implants. You can go back to the website and look at the Dear Doctor link: http://implantawareness.com/dear-dr/ These are only some symptoms women with implants suffer from. Please know that you are not alone. You are correct, these symptoms are caused from your implants. Many women are trying to explant ASAP because they have had such a decrease in health since they were implanted. These products are toxic whatever way you look at it. Our hearts are with you. Please look at explanting ASAP. You can also visit the Face Book page: “breast implants – the ticking time bomb” and you will start to see similar stories to your own. Please educate yourself as not all doctors are aware of the problems with implants. However, the issue is a GLOBAL issue. Blessings, to you.

  46. Adella says:

    Test do not seem to detect Breast Implant Illness. But history shows the health continues to decline. Please go back to: the website and look at the Dear Doctor link: http://implantawareness.com/dear-dr/
    You will see that these are only some of the symptoms women are getting after being implanted with any type of implant.
    The sooner you get explanted the better for your recovery. The explant must be completed properly: VIA en bloc. This is essential. They must remove the capsule as it is also very toxic as well. If you have access to Face Book, there are many women who have similar stories. Just search: breast implants – the ticking time bomb. You are not alone and you are NOT going crazy, your intuition is correct. Your implants are causing you to have immune system issues. Continue to educate yourself and research Breast Implant Illness. It is real, whether or not all Doctors are aware of it or not. Much love, and blessings to you.

  47. Lisa says:

    Thank you for posting this information. Do you have a list of doctors in the Las Vegas area? I have wanted to remove my implants for years and after reading your blog , I’m no longer going to procrastinate. I’m sitting in a waiting room waiting to get my hand X-ray for tendinitis that won’t heal. Ironic.

  48. Georgie saunders says:

    Hi, I had my implant for 1 and a half years. I have recently been diagnosed with Addison’s disease and autoimmune disease and the NHS are denying that it would be anything to do with my implant, I am very worried because there is no one in my family that has ever had addisons. What advice can you give me on ways to move forward? My consultant has advised me to take my implant out which I have done two days ago but has not told me the reason why. Just looking for some advice, please help me understand what is going on.

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