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Dairy Allergies and Breast Implant Illness

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Dairy allergies and breast implant illness are heavily connected. Before getting implants, I never struggled with dairy products. I’ve written about how much I love ice cream.

You can read about all of my current symptoms here: Do I have breast implant illness?

In 2019 I took the York Food Sensitivity test, and it came back with results that surprised me. According to the results, I was sensitive to dairy, egg whites, and soy. I don’t eat much soy, but egg whites and dairy were a huge part of my diet at the time, and I never experienced any adverse side effects that I was aware of.

Flash forward to 2020 and ice cream, yogurt, milk, and cheese causes excess mucus production (to the point of coughing fits), migraines, inflammation, stomach upset, water retention, and more. I hate the way I feel after eating dairy.

I am not alone in putting together the correlation between dairy and implants. I can’t wait to see if I can return to eating ice cream after I have my implants removed via en-bloc in September.

Many women with breast implants report both gluten and dairy sensitivity or intolerance and do well with a keto style diet. I know when I was on keto, a lot of the symptoms I’ve struggled with got a little better, but keto is a difficult lifestyle to maintain.

Do you think you may have allergies caused by breast implants? I’d love to hear from you, and I’m sure others would benefit from your experience as well.

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Renee Galloway

Saturday 11th of September 2021

Oh my goodness! I had reconstruction after breast cancer and have been diagnosed with celiac disease, IBS, dairy allergies and fibromyalgia within the past 10 years!

After speaking with my plastic surgeon on my 10th anniversary, I was told I was ok to keep these-they were lifetime (previously had been told they needed replacing). This blog has been eye-opening. I would love to feel “normal” again and be able to eat what I want and not what I have to to avoid being sick.

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