According to a recruitment director, her toxic breast implants made her weak and unable to wash her hair. She also slept up to 20 hours per night.
However, whipping them out gave me a new lease on life. I even won a title in boxing.
Emma Thompson (38), a Manchester resident, chose to get a boob job for 2006 to boost her A-cup. She said that she loved the new look and felt instantly at ease.
She loved her newfound confidence but within years, she began to experience severe symptoms such as panic attacks, heart palpitations, and weakness.
The extreme symptoms escalated further and she was unable to brush her teeth or sleep for more than 20 hours per night. She also had to stop climbing stairs while in pain.
At the age of 29, she fell ill at home. She went to many doctors and spent a few days in hospital before she realized she couldn’t walk anymore.
Emma Thompson, 38, from Manchester, post-surgery in Netherlands after spending £4,000 to have her breast implants removed
After having her implants out, the 38-year old has found happiness and strength in her own life.
Thompson trains for her first match in boxing with Jade Burden.
Thompson had a 2006 implant that transformed her breasts from A to C. It was half-full when the implant was taken out because of silicone leaking.
Emma was initially suspicious of glandular fever but never fully recovered. She sought out functional medicine practitioners to find answers.
Emma received the diagnosis that she was suffering from Breast Implant Inflammation. It was caused by her body reacting to silicone in her implants.
In 2019, more than a decade after having her breast op, Emma flew to the Netherlands and forked out £4,000 to have her implants removed and claims she was a ‘different person’ within hours.
Emma is now a sporty Emma and she has just celebrated her 15-month anniversary of her debilitating illness that left her so weak, she couldn’t even touch her hair.
Emma has moved from Manchester to Douglas in the Isle of Man.
“I was back on my feet as soon as the surgeons were done. On the day of my surgery, I could walk better than I did the previous day.
‘I looked like a different person. My black eyes were gone. I was still taking morphine, but my eyes sparkled.
“The FDA recently issued a warning about implants that is black-box. That’s the highest warning level you can receive.
‘[Breast implant illness]Can’t be denied anymore. I would like to spread awareness.
Emma had her first implants when she was working in the music business as a DJ. She claims that many of her friends had them because they are ‘glamorous.
Emma experienced panic attacks, bad skin and tiredness after her first excitement at seeing her bustier cleavage.
Over the years, she feared that she would have a stroke and collapse at her home.
Emma stated that she felt more confident about her and much happier with them. However, my skin began to show signs of aging within the first year.
‘I’d always had immaculate skin and all of a sudden I had sh***y skin. I was suffering from severe anxiety. Every night, I had panic attacks.
“This could all be linked to the production cortisol to allow the body continue to fight against what it considered a foreign object.
“Sometimes, I would sleep 20 hours per night then the cycle would change to where I could have that level of exhaustion and still not be able to sleep.
“I was referred to the hospital for further testing. The doctor suggested it may be glandular fever reactivating. It was just what I thought, but then I noticed that my house started to collapse a few months later.
“It was frightening. It was like I had a stroke. It was confusing to me.
“I called my mother and she raced down the motorway. We went to A&E and I was in hospital for three days.
“I was unable to get through those doors. It was too far.” I couldn’t even get to the restroom.
“They performed a lot of blood tests on me and said nothing was wrong. They just ignored it.”
“That was my entire life for seven years.” Because you are certain that something is wrong, it makes you feel crazy.
This is the ex-DJ pictured before she had her operation to remove her implants. Although her life was changed, her mind was still a mystery for over a decade. The ex-DJ would go to sleep up to 20 hours without waking and feel severe pain every time she brush her teeth.
From 2013, her symptoms worsened leaving her weaker day by day until she finally read online that the cause of it all was her breast implants that she had gotten when she was younger to become more ‘glamorous’. PIctured at the hospital, on the day she had her implants removed
Emma began to feel worse from 2013 and was forced to miss work. She also had to buy an automatic car because she couldn’t change the gears.
Emma stated, “I could not even brush my hair.” It was exhausting. My left arm was used to support my right hand to clean it. To shower properly, I needed to sit down.
“It was when I was brushing teeth that it became exhausting and painful.
“My legs burned so badly by the second level of the staircase. Halfway up, I would have to stop.
“I needed an automatic car to change the gears. The clutch would make my legs tired. I would feel pain in my wrists trying to switch gears.
It was a very bad time for me. It was impossible to walk my dog, and I had to take a lot off of work.
“I have really prominent wrinkles on my forehead.”
“It was hell. Everything that was important to me went. “I felt stuck at home and was ashamed to admit that it had made me crazy.
Emma finally gave up and appealed online to friends for help. She was connected with a functional medicine practitioner, who helped her understand the root cause of her issues.
‘I’d always had immaculate skin and all of a sudden I had sh***y skin. I was suffering from severe anxiety. Emma stated that she was experiencing panic attacks almost every night. Right: She flew more than 400 miles to the Netherlands, where she underwent a five-hour operation to have her implants removed in July 2020
Emma says that after removing all possible causes, Emma was left with only one: her breast implants.
Emma shared that he saw him as a functional physician and told her that his body was struggling with something.
“I didn’t have any white blood cells, and my stomach was destroyed by its efforts to remove the implants.
“My implants were bleedin’.” The silicone molecules in your body are not healthy. It would be possible to see all the happenings in my body.
“There were so many physical problems with me that it was frustrating to hear someone trying to convince me there was nothing wrong.
“There are clear and real world evidence. This evidence has been kept secret for too long.
Emma was able to determine that her implant had caused her sickness. She flew over 400 miles to Amsterdam, and underwent an operation lasting five hours to remove her implants in July 2020.
Emma stated that they were only half full when she took them out. She was astonished at the sanity of her children. [the surgeon]I was stunned when she told me how much had bled into my system.
‘[After my implants were removed]The panic subsided, and all palpitations went away. They weren’t only physical symptoms. They were toxic.
Thompson discovered a love for sport after her surgery and now has the energy to get active.
Emma was able to make a remarkable recovery and flew back home where she spent several months recovering before returning her love for sports.
Slowly, her running speed increased from a snail’s pace to being able to run a mile per week. She then started attending Thai boxing every other day.
Emma began training intensively earlier in the year to prepare for her first Thai boxing bout. She won in Bristol in October.
Emma stated, “It was very difficult from that point on. It was a slow process.
Here for the kick: Manchester’s recruiter, (right), in the ring to fight her first match of boxing after years of declining health.
After winning the Muy Thai contest in Bristol at 38, her passion for sports paid off.
After months of hard training, Thompson was able to win her first Muy Thai bout in Bristol.
“By October 2020, I had returned to Thai boxing. This was my hobby, this was my love.
“It was difficult because my muscles were weak. My body was in terrible shape.
“I worked slowly at it. It was hard for me to believe that I would be able to do this because I didn’t have the fitness.
“I had been ill until July 2020, and started to train properly in a matter of months.
‘The [Thai boxing]While it was awesome, winning wasn’t everything. Although I was certain I had won, done well and it’s a great feeling, that moment wasn’t about me. It was all about everything. The eight-year span was the entirety of my life.