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Message from Erin

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Thank you to so many women who have told their stories on this website. While I knew the situation was bad, I did not know there were so many out there who have suffered from this procedure. As I continue to investigate what remedies there could be I wanted to share with everyone that we can clearly see that you are not alone. When we are able to open up and discuss what has happened to us we can become empowered to take control over our situation and can speak out to change something. We become more educated about the failures of the Essure procedure, we become more aware, we connect with others who have been harmed AND with the help of all women who are sharing their stories it could help the next woman to stop and think before she decides to have a procedure like this.

I think it would be powerful if those who have come to this site and have shared their stories sign a petition to further send a message that we need to stop and or remove this product from the market altogether. Your stories are powerful and while we may not know what the future holds we can certainly use our voices and our John Hancock to maybe STOP a bad situation before it affects many more women.

I send my thoughts and prayers to those who have been harmed and I WILL continue to look into the problem to see what can be done.


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55 thoughts on “Message from Erin”

  1. Heather Walsh says:

    Erin,
    Once again, thank you for your continued support and the hard work you are doing. I appreciate all you are doing to help our cause. In my opinion, Essure has ruined so many women’s lives and this product needs to be removed from the market before more women are harmed and Conceptus needs to be held accountable for the damage their product has caused for so many. Please, keep up the good work!

  2. Angie Firmalino says:

    Thank you Erin!

  3. Kim Myers says:

    I still don’t have the words to express my gratitude for your help in this matter. It means a lot to so many of us to have your help. I feel somehow like this whole ordeal has damaged my soul. I have faced rough times before in my life but none ever left me with such feelings of hopelessness & fear. I am fully aware that legally this is going to be difficult although it shouldn’t be but due to the Federal Preemption & other factors we may not be successful. I just want you to know that by you stepping forward & making the effort to help us, that it has given me a much needed glimmer of hope that not all is lost.

    Thankyou so much

  4. Brandy Garcia says:

    Erin, words cannot begin to express my gratitude. It was a sign that I happened to catch the very end of a news story about your help to put our voices out there. You are an angel with the biggest wings and halo in my eyes. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

  5. Renee Rodriguez says:

    Thank you for putting this info out here and for all of your hard work! I felt so lied to and as if there was nobody to turn to but seeing your page has helped. All of these years I have suffered not knowing exactly why and just thinking I was crazy or something but now I know I will get answers.

  6. Mellissa Cobb says:

    Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule, to put this into motion. Words cannot begin to express how these coils have flipped my life around, and not the most positive reversal either. My hope is that something will come out of this, and for us who have had such a horrific experience from the Essure coils, that we may be compensated in some way. Again, -WE- appreciate -YOU-

  7. Maria Larsen says:

    Erin

    Thank you! I knew if anyone could or would help us to stop “Essure is killing me” it would be you..We all are so thankful to have such a strong advocate on our side.

  8. Stephanie Nagy says:

    Thank you so much for helping us to find a voice and to find each other. My life has completely changed since I had the Essure procedure done and I would love more information to be available to anyone considering this procedure. It is heartbreaking to find out about so many moms trying to take care of their families while they are in pain from this procedure. I hope that this will help end the pain for some of us and keep others from ever having to experience something like this. Thank you!

  9. Bere says:

    After reading the comments I wont do this. Yesterday my doctor gave me informarion about this process but I dont think so. Also I had the uid and it wasnt funny. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Bere says:

    Waoo I think this should have lawsuits as the uid because intead of one it seems like two perforation in the uteros. Terrible!

  11. Siobhan says:

    Thank you Erin and all the ladies who have shared.

  12. Amy Hull says:

    Erin,

    Thanks for using your professional talents to advocate for us!! We are all grateful and appreciate the boost your involvement has given our to our fight!

    Amy

  13. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for making this page. So nice to know were not alone. Also tells others out there what this can do to them. Can not beleave there still going with little to no side effects. I got mine done 6 years ago this Feb nothing but trouble. Last Feb I di finally just go in and get a parc Hyst that was the last thing I wanted to do in my 20s. Tryed to put my story on but every time I uploded my pis every thing was gone. Thanks again. Michelle

  14. My name is kim I had my produre done about 3years ago. I have problems after this and the pain after is worse then having kids. If I knew all this was going to happen I would not have done it. Beware all women

  15. Michele May says:

    I would like as much info about this procedure. I am scheduled to have this done soon. I have female problems already and according to my Dr this is my only option. Please anyone help!

  16. Angela says:

    Get a Second and third opinion before you have this put in your body!!! I had the procedure done 3 years ago this month, huge regret! My body and health has drastically gone down hill in that time! I don’t know what symptoms others have? But for me…. I have cramping very often, my period at least twice a month, I urinate too frequently, Sex if very painful, I get stabbing pains down there, headaches, loss of appetite , bloating, hot flashes, chills, the list keeps going….. Just make sure that this is the only option!

  17. arianna wapner says:

    I just want to tell all the women who have shared their Essure horror stories “Thank you!” I am scheduled to have the procedure done in two weeks, but I’m cancelling the appointment tomorrow!! Thank you for helping me make the right decision!

  18. i wsh i would ahve saw all these complaints b4 i got my procedure done. i got it done in feb 2013 and i have been have horrible stomach pains and i have been bleeding everyday vaginally and have back pais and headaches.i guess i wont be able to get pregnant because i cant have sex due to a period or whatever this bleeding is that has been going for over a month

  19. I had my first child at 39 in Aug. 2010 and had to have a c-section. Had I been prepared for that I would have had them cut, tie and burn while they were in there. Instead, I had the Essure procedure done Nov. 2010. The reason I chose to do that is because when having my daughter I ended up getting an infection in the OR and had to go back in the hospital just 3 days later to have them open me again and was on a wound vac for 6 wks until the wound healed. This was the worst taking care of a newborn. So the last thing I wanted was to be opened up again. The initial procedure went fine and even the first few months after. Now almost 3 yrs later. I have irregular periods. I will have 2 in one month and skip the next month, headaches, pains, no sex drive what so ever. This is miserable. I don’t have medical insurance so I am suffering thru all the pain and aggravation for now. I know everything we do affects everyone in a different way, some have had success with this and some have problems. I have been researching my symptoms online and thought I was having a hormonal imbalance… which is still possible. But looking at everyone’s complaints with Essure, I am having the same problems. So not sure which is the cause of mine. I had 6 miscarriages before my daughter and I was able to carry her because a new doc I went to tested my progesterone levels and they were low. So after him giving me more progesterone I was able to carry my daughter full term. Before I had never been tested and never made a pregnancy over about 6 weeks. All I want now is to just have it all removed because I am sick of feeling this way.

  20. Tina Sinclair says:

    Thank you Erin for all of the time & effort you continue to provide to those of us who have been effected by Essure & also for being a voice for all of us by getting the word out through your website. Essure has definately ruined years of my life that I will never get back as well as thousands of other women who share the same story as mine. Essure doesnt only effect those of us who have had the procedure, it effects our families, our children who have to see their mother suffer in pain & the worry it causes them. It effects our husbands/boyfriends/partners who in my case became my care giver, it effects our careers that we have worked so hard for only to become unable to work. It effects our social lives, friendships & quality of life. There is nothing I wouldnt do to help get Essure off the market to spare other women the hell I went through. Thank you again for your continued support!
    Tina Sinclair

  21. Liliana Macias-Pettis says:

    I’m not sure what or whom is looking in to what. I’m 31 and just last week suffered from a second stroke. I have had two 7 months apart. I have had the placement of coils back January 2012 so my question is has anyone else had anything similar? My health is normal, my heart is fine, my neurologist has zero answers for me. Anyone???

  22. ESSURE VICTIM says:

    I AM FURIOUS! MY BODY IS IN SO MUCH PAIN1 I RECEIVED THE ESSURE IN EARLY 2010 AND I AM OVERWHELMED BY WHAT I READ ABOUT THE ESSURE PERMANANT BIRTH CONTTROL. MY SIDE EFFECTS ARE SO BAD THAT I WAS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM LAST NIGHT. I THOUGHT I WAS HAVING A MISCARRIAGE. I CURRENTLY DON’T HAVE INSURANCE SO OF COURSE I WAS ONLY TREATED FOR PAIN AND SENT HOME. I’M IN SERIOUS PAIN AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE. I WAS TELLING MY STEP FATHER THE OTHER DAY THAT I HAVE BEEN HAVING SEVERE HEADACHES FOR A YEAR OR SO AND IT SEEMS TO BE THE SAME HEADACHE EVERYTIME. I HAVE SEVERE CRAMPS AND HUGE CLOTS. MY SEX DRIVE HAS GONE OUT THE WINDOW. I’M ONLY 30 AND STARTING TO FEEL 60. MY BACK IS ALWAYS HURTING WITH THROBBING. CLOTS THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS AND MY MOOD SWINGS ARE OUT OF CONTROL. MY MAN THREATEN TO LEAVE OVER IT. I’M SO DISTURBED THAT THEY DIDN’T TEST THIS BETTER, OR MAYBE THEY DID AND DIDN’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS AND SUGAR COATED A REALLY BAD THING. MY BODY HURTS ALL THE TIME. NOT TO MENTION MY APPETITE IS SCREWED. STARTING THINKING I HAD HIV OR SOME KIND OF STD. I WILL TAKE ACTION MY LIFE HAS BEEN RUINED! I’M SO MAD!

  23. Sharon says:

    I am so sorry for your suffering. I did fine for a while after I had this surgery, now everything symptom you described is the same symptoms I am having. I was having the same thoughts you are having. What can we do???

  24. Felicia Marie Cerda Alvarez says:

    Hi my name is Felicia I had this proceeder done three years a go and I have been having problems ever sense I have had one miscarge sence 2010 and I have been getting breast milk for a long time now and I just tock a pregnancy test to day and it said I was pregnant but I just had my pireod on the 29 of last month and it only lasted 2 in a half days I have been filling so sick for the past week !i don’t know what to do .i thought u could not get pregnant with this . My health has went down hill sence . My stumck get so big I look like I’m eight months pregnant It hurts so bad .i have no health insurance at all I just want all the pain and stuff to go a way !!so one please help me!!!

  25. Amy Hunt says:

    Thank you Erin!!

  26. Alex says:

    I would really like info I am getting this done in the next month I just had the Mirena taken out after 5yrs I would so e times getting period 2xs a month at times they would last 10days. I really want to get something but the pills do t work n the shot makes me loose weight. My sister had her tubes tide n has the same side effects that all of u r listing. Plz tell me that I have hope that not everyone gets this

  27. Brenda says:

    From the moment I went home from this procedure I and night sweats and got acne all over by back and now am dealing with cystic pimples on by body. That was the extent of it for a while. Now I am having stomach pains,BAD mood swings that are getting worse. my eyelids on my eyes feel so heavy all the time like there is something just pushing it down. I am tired and have to push myself through some days. Not sure what the muscle aches are from either. Can anyone help me out?

  28. Morgan Parker says:

    I didn’t realize there were so many serious problems with Essure. I have been having heavy periods with terrible cramping, along with dilbilatating headaches. I have had my Essure since 2007 and did not realize it could be Essure!

  29. Heather Walsh says:

    Erin,
    Once again, thank you for your continued support and the hard work you are doing. I appreciate all you are doing to help our cause. In my opinion, Essure has ruined so many women’s lives and this product needs to be removed from the market before more women are harmed and Conceptus needs to be held accountable for the damage their product has caused for so many. Please, keep up the good work!

  30. Angie Firmalino says:

    Thank you Erin!

  31. Kim Myers says:

    I still don’t have the words to express my gratitude for your help in this matter. It means a lot to so many of us to have your help. I feel somehow like this whole ordeal has damaged my soul. I have faced rough times before in my life but none ever left me with such feelings of hopelessness & fear. I am fully aware that legally this is going to be difficult although it shouldn’t be but due to the Federal Preemption & other factors we may not be successful. I just want you to know that by you stepping forward & making the effort to help us, that it has given me a much needed glimmer of hope that not all is lost.

    Thankyou so much

  32. Brandy Garcia says:

    Erin, words cannot begin to express my gratitude. It was a sign that I happened to catch the very end of a news story about your help to put our voices out there. You are an angel with the biggest wings and halo in my eyes. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

  33. Renee Rodriguez says:

    Thank you for putting this info out here and for all of your hard work! I felt so lied to and as if there was nobody to turn to but seeing your page has helped. All of these years I have suffered not knowing exactly why and just thinking I was crazy or something but now I know I will get answers.

  34. Mellissa Cobb says:

    Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule, to put this into motion. Words cannot begin to express how these coils have flipped my life around, and not the most positive reversal either. My hope is that something will come out of this, and for us who have had such a horrific experience from the Essure coils, that we may be compensated in some way. Again, -WE- appreciate -YOU-

  35. Maria Larsen says:

    Erin

    Thank you! I knew if anyone could or would help us to stop “Essure is killing me” it would be you..We all are so thankful to have such a strong advocate on our side.

  36. Stephanie Nagy says:

    Thank you so much for helping us to find a voice and to find each other. My life has completely changed since I had the Essure procedure done and I would love more information to be available to anyone considering this procedure. It is heartbreaking to find out about so many moms trying to take care of their families while they are in pain from this procedure. I hope that this will help end the pain for some of us and keep others from ever having to experience something like this. Thank you!

  37. Bere says:

    After reading the comments I wont do this. Yesterday my doctor gave me informarion about this process but I dont think so. Also I had the uid and it wasnt funny. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Siobhan says:

    Thank you Erin and all the ladies who have shared.

  39. Amy Hull says:

    Erin,

    Thanks for using your professional talents to advocate for us!! We are all grateful and appreciate the boost your involvement has given our to our fight!

    Amy

  40. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for making this page. So nice to know were not alone. Also tells others out there what this can do to them. Can not beleave there still going with little to no side effects. I got mine done 6 years ago this Feb nothing but trouble. Last Feb I di finally just go in and get a parc Hyst that was the last thing I wanted to do in my 20s. Tryed to put my story on but every time I uploded my pis every thing was gone. Thanks again. Michelle

  41. My name is kim I had my produre done about 3years ago. I have problems after this and the pain after is worse then having kids. If I knew all this was going to happen I would not have done it. Beware all women

  42. Michele May says:

    I would like as much info about this procedure. I am scheduled to have this done soon. I have female problems already and according to my Dr this is my only option. Please anyone help!

  43. Angela says:

    Get a Second and third opinion before you have this put in your body!!! I had the procedure done 3 years ago this month, huge regret! My body and health has drastically gone down hill in that time! I don’t know what symptoms others have? But for me…. I have cramping very often, my period at least twice a month, I urinate too frequently, Sex if very painful, I get stabbing pains down there, headaches, loss of appetite , bloating, hot flashes, chills, the list keeps going….. Just make sure that this is the only option!

  44. arianna wapner says:

    I just want to tell all the women who have shared their Essure horror stories “Thank you!” I am scheduled to have the procedure done in two weeks, but I’m cancelling the appointment tomorrow!! Thank you for helping me make the right decision!

  45. i wsh i would ahve saw all these complaints b4 i got my procedure done. i got it done in feb 2013 and i have been have horrible stomach pains and i have been bleeding everyday vaginally and have back pais and headaches.i guess i wont be able to get pregnant because i cant have sex due to a period or whatever this bleeding is that has been going for over a month

  46. I had my first child at 39 in Aug. 2010 and had to have a c-section. Had I been prepared for that I would have had them cut, tie and burn while they were in there. Instead, I had the Essure procedure done Nov. 2010. The reason I chose to do that is because when having my daughter I ended up getting an infection in the OR and had to go back in the hospital just 3 days later to have them open me again and was on a wound vac for 6 wks until the wound healed. This was the worst taking care of a newborn. So the last thing I wanted was to be opened up again. The initial procedure went fine and even the first few months after. Now almost 3 yrs later. I have irregular periods. I will have 2 in one month and skip the next month, headaches, pains, no sex drive what so ever. This is miserable. I don’t have medical insurance so I am suffering thru all the pain and aggravation for now. I know everything we do affects everyone in a different way, some have had success with this and some have problems. I have been researching my symptoms online and thought I was having a hormonal imbalance… which is still possible. But looking at everyone’s complaints with Essure, I am having the same problems. So not sure which is the cause of mine. I had 6 miscarriages before my daughter and I was able to carry her because a new doc I went to tested my progesterone levels and they were low. So after him giving me more progesterone I was able to carry my daughter full term. Before I had never been tested and never made a pregnancy over about 6 weeks. All I want now is to just have it all removed because I am sick of feeling this way.

  47. Tina Sinclair says:

    Thank you Erin for all of the time & effort you continue to provide to those of us who have been effected by Essure & also for being a voice for all of us by getting the word out through your website. Essure has definately ruined years of my life that I will never get back as well as thousands of other women who share the same story as mine. Essure doesnt only effect those of us who have had the procedure, it effects our families, our children who have to see their mother suffer in pain & the worry it causes them. It effects our husbands/boyfriends/partners who in my case became my care giver, it effects our careers that we have worked so hard for only to become unable to work. It effects our social lives, friendships & quality of life. There is nothing I wouldnt do to help get Essure off the market to spare other women the hell I went through. Thank you again for your continued support!
    Tina Sinclair

  48. Liliana Macias-Pettis says:

    I’m not sure what or whom is looking in to what. I’m 31 and just last week suffered from a second stroke. I have had two 7 months apart. I have had the placement of coils back January 2012 so my question is has anyone else had anything similar? My health is normal, my heart is fine, my neurologist has zero answers for me. Anyone???

  49. ESSURE VICTIM says:

    I AM FURIOUS! MY BODY IS IN SO MUCH PAIN1 I RECEIVED THE ESSURE IN EARLY 2010 AND I AM OVERWHELMED BY WHAT I READ ABOUT THE ESSURE PERMANANT BIRTH CONTTROL. MY SIDE EFFECTS ARE SO BAD THAT I WAS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM LAST NIGHT. I THOUGHT I WAS HAVING A MISCARRIAGE. I CURRENTLY DON’T HAVE INSURANCE SO OF COURSE I WAS ONLY TREATED FOR PAIN AND SENT HOME. I’M IN SERIOUS PAIN AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE. I WAS TELLING MY STEP FATHER THE OTHER DAY THAT I HAVE BEEN HAVING SEVERE HEADACHES FOR A YEAR OR SO AND IT SEEMS TO BE THE SAME HEADACHE EVERYTIME. I HAVE SEVERE CRAMPS AND HUGE CLOTS. MY SEX DRIVE HAS GONE OUT THE WINDOW. I’M ONLY 30 AND STARTING TO FEEL 60. MY BACK IS ALWAYS HURTING WITH THROBBING. CLOTS THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS AND MY MOOD SWINGS ARE OUT OF CONTROL. MY MAN THREATEN TO LEAVE OVER IT. I’M SO DISTURBED THAT THEY DIDN’T TEST THIS BETTER, OR MAYBE THEY DID AND DIDN’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS AND SUGAR COATED A REALLY BAD THING. MY BODY HURTS ALL THE TIME. NOT TO MENTION MY APPETITE IS SCREWED. STARTING THINKING I HAD HIV OR SOME KIND OF STD. I WILL TAKE ACTION MY LIFE HAS BEEN RUINED! I’M SO MAD!

  50. Sharon says:

    I am so sorry for your suffering. I did fine for a while after I had this surgery, now everything symptom you described is the same symptoms I am having. I was having the same thoughts you are having. What can we do???

  51. Felicia Marie Cerda Alvarez says:

    Hi my name is Felicia I had this proceeder done three years a go and I have been having problems ever sense I have had one miscarge sence 2010 and I have been getting breast milk for a long time now and I just tock a pregnancy test to day and it said I was pregnant but I just had my pireod on the 29 of last month and it only lasted 2 in a half days I have been filling so sick for the past week !i don’t know what to do .i thought u could not get pregnant with this . My health has went down hill sence . My stumck get so big I look like I’m eight months pregnant It hurts so bad .i have no health insurance at all I just want all the pain and stuff to go a way !!so one please help me!!!

  52. Amy Hunt says:

    Thank you Erin!!

  53. Alex says:

    I would really like info I am getting this done in the next month I just had the Mirena taken out after 5yrs I would so e times getting period 2xs a month at times they would last 10days. I really want to get something but the pills do t work n the shot makes me loose weight. My sister had her tubes tide n has the same side effects that all of u r listing. Plz tell me that I have hope that not everyone gets this

  54. Brenda says:

    From the moment I went home from this procedure I and night sweats and got acne all over by back and now am dealing with cystic pimples on by body. That was the extent of it for a while. Now I am having stomach pains,BAD mood swings that are getting worse. my eyelids on my eyes feel so heavy all the time like there is something just pushing it down. I am tired and have to push myself through some days. Not sure what the muscle aches are from either. Can anyone help me out?

  55. Morgan Parker says:

    I didn’t realize there were so many serious problems with Essure. I have been having heavy periods with terrible cramping, along with dilbilatating headaches. I have had my Essure since 2007 and did not realize it could be Essure!

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