I decided to have the Essure procedure done in June 2012, after deciding I didn’t want anymore children (ages 19 and 13). I discussed this option with my obgyn after deciding to get off birth control. She thought I was a good candidate for the procedure. I had it done in the office which was brutal. I have an extremely high pain tolerance and felt I was being mutilated. I had slight bleeding and cramping for a several days and ultimately felt happy with the procedure despite the pain I endured.
Within two weeks my I began to feel numbness and tingling in my left arm, and within a few days it was both arms. I related this to intense weight lifting and thought I may have pinched a nerve. This has continued and have even felt this sensation in my lower extremities. I had the HSG in July and everything was blocked.
In October I began yo have pain in my left knee. The pain is constant with no redness or swelling but feels inflamed, as well as the surrounding tissue. In November I began having severe low back pain, experiencing short term memory loss and a foggy feeling. My menstrual periods are heavier and more frequent with moderate cramping. I am now experiencing fatigue and my right knee is beginning to feel inflamed.
I am a 37 year old who lived an active fulfilling life with no medical history. I was told by my obgyn that the only way to remove the coils is a hysterectomy. This procedure is ruining the lives of young women and their families. The FDA needs to pay attention to the data being collected and pull this off the market. I have had a decline in my health, am in constant pain in my lower back and knee joints, and feel my rights have been violated!