I had the Essure placed on Dec. 08, 2014. Like many women I failed to research the product and felt if my OBG DR suggested it to me it was safe enough and that I shouldn’t have anything to worry about. It sounded like the best thing other than TUBAL LIGATION SURGERY. The words ‘Non Invasive’, ‘No CUTTING’, AND ‘No Visible Scars’ seemed almost TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
SHOULD HAVE KNOWN…
Well from what I REMEMBER symptoms started around late JAN. 2015. I remember always feeling very tired and almost never left my bedroom. I remember my cousin asked, ‘What’s wrong? … what do u feel?’ MY answer was , ‘I don’t know. I’m confused. It’s a lot of feelings at the same time so I don’t know what is what. My stomach hurts but don’t know if I have to go poop or if I’m cramping… I feel weak and nauseous but don’t know if I should eat or throw up… Got a headache and not sure if my confusion is causing it PLUS I’m SUPER tired.’
Around mid FEB. I started to get a bad rash on my arms and face.
March came and the rash did not seem to go away it actually got worse. Had my first menstrual since the surgery (I only spotted here n there since Dec. 2014) The cycle lasted longer than usual and I also noticed large dark Blood clots.. Since the itching from the rash seemed unbearable I went to Urgent Care fearing that It might be contagious( I have a 14 yr, 9 yr, and 10 month old and my Dad who is a Senior ALL living with me). Dr Didn’t KNOW what the rash was but told me a list of things he thought it WASN’T. Told me if my kids hadn’t already been infected then it was probably NOT CONTAGIOUS. Suggested I put AVEENO anti itch cream on it and told me to come back if it got worse. What he DID KNOW is that my Blood Pressure was High and my Heart was beating fast too.
After a week or so the rash was still there and I began to feel EVEN WORSE. I wanted to do nothing but Sleep. WHEN I tried to Getting up my entire body would start pulsating even my tongue, I felt like I had the flu but no fever, my feet were very cold n my I couldn’t think or focus(brain fog). Worse day was Easter. No gifts for kids (I always make them baskets… felt so guilty especially since it was my babies first Easter ) Went back to URGENT CARE to see if I could have something given to me to at least HELP me feel HALF NORMAL AGAIN but the DR only ordered lab work. I told him my family thinks it might be due to a procedure I had in Dec. for Essure. He had to step out of the room to research it cause he didn’t even know what it was. Needless to say I left there in tears and feeling hopeless. This lasted for almost 7 more days and honestly I felt like I might be dying. I searched online to see that many other women seemed to be experiencing HELL since there ESSURE procedure. I CALLED an appointment to see my OBG. Well HE SEEMED TO NOT EVEN KNOW THAT THE METAL COILS CONTAINED NICKEL and said he thought I might just be suffering from CHRONIC FATIGUE. I was so frustrated I couldn’t answer simple questions without yelling at my DAD or KIDS. Then crying and asking them to forgive me. (MY DAD stepped up and CARE FOR ME AND MY 3 KIDS THE WHOLE TIME I WAS SICK & I could see he was very scared for me. HE’S AMAZING)
Once home the OB clinic called me to give me the 800 phone number to Essure so I can report my symptoms. I DID!
Still don’t feel like me BUT I’m not as bad as I was. It appears to get REAL BAD before a menstrual cycle.
Started a horrible cough that kinda sounds like I swallowed a bag of Pop Rocks about a Week ago.
I’m praying to have my OBG call me to schedule a date for removal. The date for an XRAY to see if it has moved is the only thing set for right now.