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Essure Uprising

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Women who have suffered serious damage as a result of Essure are growing in numbers everyday. The Essure Problems Facebook Page has 939 women who have liked the page, and approximately 500 of them are now actively petitioning for something to be done about it.


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26 thoughts on “Essure Uprising”

  1. Angie Firmalino says:

    Thank you Erin for taking the time to listen to all of us and to start this page. I am the moderator/creator of the Facebook page Essure Problems. I cannot believe that this procedure is still being performed and that doctors are still unaware of some of the horrible side effects! Thanks to you and to all the women who have joined my page! We are making that happen!

  2. Heather Walsh says:

    Erin,
    When some of us women from the Essure Problems Facebook group wrote to you back in August we felt like it was a shot in the dark. So many of us had tried to contact other attorneys, the media, etc. trying to get someone to listen to us about the hell we have been through because of Essure and no one was listening. One of the ladies had said “we need Erin Brockovitch” and that got us chatting about contacting you. Several of us had and you were kind enough to listen to us and look into our claims. Seeing this page come to fruition brings tears to my eyes because I feel like we are finally being heard and I just want to say thank you so very much for listening and taking action. Essure needs to be taken off the market. The fact that Conceptus is starting clinical trials in Canada & Mexico on their “Next-Generation Essure” tells me that Conceptus knew for a long time that the Essure that has been on the market since 2002 had some serious flaws and needed to be redesigned. I hope that collectively we can work to get these faulty medical implants removed from the market.

  3. Kim Myers says:

    Thank you Erin for helping us. This ordeal has affected me so much that I feel as if my soul has been damaged. They say ignorance is bliss. I so wish I had never heard of this procedure. My whole life has been turned upside down.

    Thank you so much
    Kim

  4. Angie Firmalino says:

    When you click the Facebook link above it takes you to one of three Facebook pages discussing Essure. My page is Essure Problems (capital P) and there is one other called Problems with Essure Implants. Please check out all three. There are also many blogs out there. One forum is called Aphrodites I believe. I will go find links to them all and post here when I get a chance after work today.

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  8. Shannon says:

    Thank you so much for creating this page. While I only had Essure for 4 months before my doctor removed them, I still went through a lot of the pain and suffering as so many other women. One thing I don’t understand is why insurance will not cover the removal for these women. So many women are suffering pain and sickness every day because of this device because insurance will not cover the removal, even if it is necessary! I was lucky enough to have my insurance cover the removal, but I still had to pay over $3,000 in out of pocket costs. Not to mention, the 4 ER visits I had in 4 months dealing with this device. I am here to support these other women & I hope you can help them.

  9. Mellissa Cobb says:

    I feel as though I am in labor today. The old method’s of pain relievers and hot bath’s are no longer working. Headaches are a common indicator of how my day will unfold.. and they are practically everyday. How is it that a company manufactures these, are headstrong is stating they are (paraphrasing) “the greatest invention since sliced bread”?!?! I make/manufacture car parts for a living.. and not one colleage of mine will proudly say they would comfortably purchase a vehicle made from one of our facilities. I wonder if the same is being said at Conceptus regarding Essure. I would PERSONALLY like to see just exactly how many woman that are employed by the company, are thoroughly satisfied with this product. I’m pretty certain that the numbers would be lower than what is assumed. That is, however, they have been paid off and forced to sign papers to keep keep their mouths shut on the truth.

  10. vivian oppong-kyekyeku says:

    hello, i had essure procedure after my 5th child and is killing me. my doctor at time convinced me to do it and i wish i can turn the clock back. i have acne all over on my face, numbness and tingling on my left side and lower back pain. i wish i can afford to take it out.

  11. amanda says:

    Im glad to see its not just me.. Im 36 and I have had it for 8 years.. I am in so much pain before my period.. and during my period.. even for days after.. it is like being in Labor.. Back labor.. the cramping is awful.. the bleeding can last a week and a half sometime longer.. the mood swings.. the week before I am the spawn of Satan.. I did find a place in Ga that would remove them for 4500.00 Im in south Fla.. if anyone knows anyone closer of cheaper.. at this point it looks like this may be my only choice.

  12. Michelle says:

    Here’s a place in Tampa that does it:

    I got my Essure implants ten years ago, when I was 29. It was so new and promising, and I knew my husband would never get a vasectomy, so I did it. I did develop IBS around that time, but I also went on Accutane for about 3 months, so who knows which caused the IBS.
    Last night I had some sharp pains in my left side, near where I’d expect my fallopian tube to be. I have also had a little spotting lately. I decided to research online and now I’m scared to death that if I don’t get these removed, that complications are inevitable. I’m wondering if I should try to get them out before something awful happens. Besides the sharp pains last night, my only issue has been heavy bleeding every month. My GYN put me on the Pill, and that has helped, but the whole reason for the Essure was to avoid using hormones. I also got a transvaginal ultrasound at the time and I saw the coils myself, and they were in place. This was about 8 months ago. So maybe I’m paranoid, but I’m really considering trying to get these things out of me. Unfortunately I don’t have an extra $4500 sitting around, so it would mean I’d be going into debt.
    I hope the sharp pains don’t come back. They got better when I pressed on the area, and would go away until I moved. They didn’t last long but were sharp enough to cause concern. I feel awful for all of you who have been dealing with complications for so many years. I certainly don’t want to go through that.

  13. sandra kusi says:

    this procedure is deadly and is causing so much pain to millions of women in the world today well I can:t wait to remove is deadly device from me

  14. jennifer says:

    I also am suffering from this device cramping bloating, bad and heavy period s they said only the first couple of months it’s been two years know im deppressed then better anxiety is the worst night sweats just in pain alot always in the ER.My legs swell up my back pains are the worst im just sick of this I’m saving to remove this soon I hope.

  15. Angie Firmalino says:

    Thank you Erin for taking the time to listen to all of us and to start this page. I am the moderator/creator of the Facebook page Essure Problems. I cannot believe that this procedure is still being performed and that doctors are still unaware of some of the horrible side effects! Thanks to you and to all the women who have joined my page! We are making that happen!

  16. Heather Walsh says:

    Erin,
    When some of us women from the Essure Problems Facebook group wrote to you back in August we felt like it was a shot in the dark. So many of us had tried to contact other attorneys, the media, etc. trying to get someone to listen to us about the hell we have been through because of Essure and no one was listening. One of the ladies had said “we need Erin Brockovitch” and that got us chatting about contacting you. Several of us had and you were kind enough to listen to us and look into our claims. Seeing this page come to fruition brings tears to my eyes because I feel like we are finally being heard and I just want to say thank you so very much for listening and taking action. Essure needs to be taken off the market. The fact that Conceptus is starting clinical trials in Canada & Mexico on their “Next-Generation Essure” tells me that Conceptus knew for a long time that the Essure that has been on the market since 2002 had some serious flaws and needed to be redesigned. I hope that collectively we can work to get these faulty medical implants removed from the market.

  17. Kim Myers says:

    Thank you Erin for helping us. This ordeal has affected me so much that I feel as if my soul has been damaged. They say ignorance is bliss. I so wish I had never heard of this procedure. My whole life has been turned upside down.

    Thank you so much
    Kim

  18. Angie Firmalino says:

    When you click the Facebook link above it takes you to one of three Facebook pages discussing Essure. My page is Essure Problems (capital P) and there is one other called Problems with Essure Implants. Please check out all three. There are also many blogs out there. One forum is called Aphrodites I believe. I will go find links to them all and post here when I get a chance after work today.

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  20. Shannon says:

    Thank you so much for creating this page. While I only had Essure for 4 months before my doctor removed them, I still went through a lot of the pain and suffering as so many other women. One thing I don’t understand is why insurance will not cover the removal for these women. So many women are suffering pain and sickness every day because of this device because insurance will not cover the removal, even if it is necessary! I was lucky enough to have my insurance cover the removal, but I still had to pay over $3,000 in out of pocket costs. Not to mention, the 4 ER visits I had in 4 months dealing with this device. I am here to support these other women & I hope you can help them.

  21. Mellissa Cobb says:

    I feel as though I am in labor today. The old method’s of pain relievers and hot bath’s are no longer working. Headaches are a common indicator of how my day will unfold.. and they are practically everyday. How is it that a company manufactures these, are headstrong is stating they are (paraphrasing) “the greatest invention since sliced bread”?!?! I make/manufacture car parts for a living.. and not one colleage of mine will proudly say they would comfortably purchase a vehicle made from one of our facilities. I wonder if the same is being said at Conceptus regarding Essure. I would PERSONALLY like to see just exactly how many woman that are employed by the company, are thoroughly satisfied with this product. I’m pretty certain that the numbers would be lower than what is assumed. That is, however, they have been paid off and forced to sign papers to keep keep their mouths shut on the truth.

  22. vivian oppong-kyekyeku says:

    hello, i had essure procedure after my 5th child and is killing me. my doctor at time convinced me to do it and i wish i can turn the clock back. i have acne all over on my face, numbness and tingling on my left side and lower back pain. i wish i can afford to take it out.

  23. amanda says:

    Im glad to see its not just me.. Im 36 and I have had it for 8 years.. I am in so much pain before my period.. and during my period.. even for days after.. it is like being in Labor.. Back labor.. the cramping is awful.. the bleeding can last a week and a half sometime longer.. the mood swings.. the week before I am the spawn of Satan.. I did find a place in Ga that would remove them for 4500.00 Im in south Fla.. if anyone knows anyone closer of cheaper.. at this point it looks like this may be my only choice.

  24. Michelle says:

    Here’s a place in Tampa that does it:

    I got my Essure implants ten years ago, when I was 29. It was so new and promising, and I knew my husband would never get a vasectomy, so I did it. I did develop IBS around that time, but I also went on Accutane for about 3 months, so who knows which caused the IBS.
    Last night I had some sharp pains in my left side, near where I’d expect my fallopian tube to be. I have also had a little spotting lately. I decided to research online and now I’m scared to death that if I don’t get these removed, that complications are inevitable. I’m wondering if I should try to get them out before something awful happens. Besides the sharp pains last night, my only issue has been heavy bleeding every month. My GYN put me on the Pill, and that has helped, but the whole reason for the Essure was to avoid using hormones. I also got a transvaginal ultrasound at the time and I saw the coils myself, and they were in place. This was about 8 months ago. So maybe I’m paranoid, but I’m really considering trying to get these things out of me. Unfortunately I don’t have an extra $4500 sitting around, so it would mean I’d be going into debt.
    I hope the sharp pains don’t come back. They got better when I pressed on the area, and would go away until I moved. They didn’t last long but were sharp enough to cause concern. I feel awful for all of you who have been dealing with complications for so many years. I certainly don’t want to go through that.

  25. sandra kusi says:

    this procedure is deadly and is causing so much pain to millions of women in the world today well I can:t wait to remove is deadly device from me

  26. jennifer says:

    I also am suffering from this device cramping bloating, bad and heavy period s they said only the first couple of months it’s been two years know im deppressed then better anxiety is the worst night sweats just in pain alot always in the ER.My legs swell up my back pains are the worst im just sick of this I’m saving to remove this soon I hope.

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