I had this procedure done in August of 2011 after my 3rd child. We had tried 3 different times for a girl and we were blessed with a healthy lil boy all 3 times..lol. So, after the 3rd we decided it was time for a permanent birth control. I spoke with my Doctor and informed her I wanted to have my tubes tied after the baby was born. Thats when my doctor told me about the Essure procedure. When she described it, it sounded great! It was an in office procedure, only would have period like cramping during the procedure and minimal bleeding after. she said I would be back to normal that day and to just take it easy. Boy was that a lie! The day of the procedure my mom took me because my husband couldnt get off of work. When they took me back to get me ready they gave me 2 percocet, a Xanax, a suppository of pain meds and a shot in my hip of pain meds….yes I’m dead serious! If I even take anIbuprofen it amkes me sleepy! So already before the procedure I was so high i was crying and delerious. Well when it was time for me to go back to have it done I couldnt even walk because of all the meds. Then I got back there and felt every single bit of what they did! I screamed and cried so bad that my mom heard me from the waiting room. It felt like someone was litterally stabbing me!The pain was so bad i was sick and throwing up! After they were finally done I laid in the recovery room and cried for an hr before they would let me go home. When I got home I slept for almost 2 days straight becauase of the meds. I couldnt even take care of myself for 2 days, how was I gonna take care of my newborn and my 2 other children. The bleeding was so bad after I went through probably a pad every hr or 2! This lasted for about 3 days.
Ever since the procedure I have bad headaches, awful periods, have unexplained abdominal pain which I have went and seen my Gyno about… Oh and by the way I switched Gynos after this because I felt so betrayed and felt like I had been lied to and was used as a guinea pig for a fairly new procedure! I have had 2 friends consider this surgery and I told them NO WAY! It was probably the most painful and horrifying thing I have ever went through! I would much rather be in labor then have this done to me again!
These doctors need to state the facts and trhuth about this procedure! We deserve to know the risks of this and how it could affect our health and body!