Breast Implants May Cause More Cancers Than Previously Thought
A woman's 10-year mystery illness turned out to be her mouldy breast implants.
Melissa Lima, the ex-wife of the late baseball player Jose Lima, turned to TikTok with her harrowing story to spread awareness of breast implant illness (BII).
Symptoms of BII include, but are not limited to, "fatigue, problems with memory or concentration ("brain fog"), joint and muscle pain, hair loss, weight changes, and anxiety/depression," according to the FDA.
Captioned "this is your sign", Lima opened up about how her body insecurities prompted her to get a breast augmentation in 2002.
Eight years after Lima's cosmetic procedure in 2010, she started feeling "sick with severe joint pain, depression and unexplained inflammation."
The viral clip, which has racked up 5.3 million views, showed a montage of Lima's swollen face and ankles.
"After 100's of doctors and still no answer, I just gave up," she added. "As a single mom, I couldn't get out of bed to cook for my boys and would often wonder if they would be better off w/o me."