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I have had unusual symptoms for 8 months and I am frustrated with doctors. I am not sure what to do next.

By November 1, 2011 - 9:40am
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It began with eye irritation (went to three eye doctors), sinus pressure (went to allergist and had CT scan), had MRI and MRA of my head, headaches (eyes, back of neck, they move around my head). I went to ENT, Primary, neurologist to no avail. I have been on noritriptalyn and now on trozadone for prevention to no avail. Now I am having joint pain and lower back pain. I do have silicone breast implants and I am wondering if that could be the issue. Could it?

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Hi Yogigal

Thanks for your post and welcome! I'm sorry you are going through this.

Your theory is very interesting because there has long been talk about breast implants causing eye and brain discomfort (brain "fogginess") as well as fibromyalgia symptoms (fatigue, muscle and joint pain). Since implants began, thousands of women have attributed these symptoms to slow or silent leakage.

The FDA has a lot of information on these studies, here is the most updated but it's a lot to read: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/UCM260090.pdf

For more general information, click here for this FDA page on silicone implants: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/ucm063871.htm

Remember that a lot of studies are conducted by the makers of the implants.

Here's another website - a collection of stories from women who believe their implants caused them great sickness: http://www.myimplantstory.com/stories.html

Please let me know what you think and our best to you,

November 1, 2011 - 10:38am
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