Karissa decided to get her implants done at the age of 22, and that was back in 2013. She started documenting her suffering, and shockingly, it had begun from 2014, and the years leading up to her breast explant, as she chooses to call it, were not easy. Passionate about living healthy and clean, taking medications to assuage her pains were not something she was okay with.
In the first year of post-implant, she noticed that her body was not the same anymore. She was faced with bouts of fatigue, and along with that, anxiety and depression. Medical practitioners brushed it off as situational depression, however, Karissa listened to her body and knew that something was off. What made it worse was the body odour that followed. She notes how the odour was not like the typical B.O., and that it was reminiscent of metallic scent. Hyper aware of how she smells, Karissa stopped going out as much as she used to. If all that wasn’t bad enough, she perspired terribly.
And yes, all the above was in the span of just a year.
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Once she couldn’t take it anymore, as she said she “feels like she is in the body of a 90 year-old”, she got herself check. All of her results came back clean. There are clips of her complaining about her health issues in her previous vlogs, and some of her viewers suggested that she might have Breast Implant Illness. For quite some time, she brushed it off, until she’s had enough.