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A UK Woman Was Left Bed-Ridden After Her Leaking Breast Implants Made Her Hair Fall Out In Clumps

Thursday 10 January 2019

 

From UK news outlet iNews:

 

Emma Owen
For years Emma Owen suffered fatigue, dizziness,
joint pain and severe migraines
(Photo: Emma Owen)
 

A woman, 28, was left bed-ridden after her leaking breast implants made her hair fall out in clumps

By Claudia Tanner
Tuesday January 8th 2019
© 2019 JPIMedia Ltd. All rights reserved.

Emma Owen was diagnosed with ME after suffering almost a decade of baffling symptoms following surgery at the age of 19.

In brief

  • Emma Owen had breast enlargement surgery aged 19
  • But soon after the operation she felt fatigued
  • She suffered from pain, dizziness, hair loss and memory problems for nine years
  • After learning her implants were leaking she decided to have them out

Emma Owen’s GP offered her a deal: he would refer her to see a hospital consultant, but if they couldn’t find anything wrong with her she should agree to see a psychiatrist.

“He had me down as a hypochondriac, or it was suggested it was all down to depression,” said the 28-year-old, who was suffering from an ever-growing list of unexplained symptoms including extreme fatigue, dizziness, and joint pain.

But the marketing manager knew the last nine years of feeling ill – she had been virtually bed-bound for the last two – wasn’t something that was all in her head.

Indeed, it was a relief when she was finally diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), last September.

“I had suspected for a long time that I had an immune system problem,” said Emma, from south London, whose hair would fall out in clumps.

 

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