I am a 34 year old mother of one. My husband and I decided years ago that we only wanted one child. Though my doctor was not on board, she decided that we needed to go with something reversible first. I had the IUD (Mirena) for 5 years. At this time my doctor saw that I really did not want more children and stated that she felt that Essure was the best option for me. I had to be put under for her to remove the IUD since it had embedded in my uterine wall. So, I did my research. Never once seeing that it was made of nickel. My doctor never discussed the materials with me, just that it was safe and reliable. (FYI I never saw the word nickel until I googled Essure problems). Well lo and behold I am allergic to nickel and am having a reaction, along with several other major side effects. When I contacted her about all of my symptoms she immediately denied that my issues were from Essure. She stated that the rash was a skin condition and that I needed to see a dermatologist, take one med to stop the 3 week period and then take another med for pain that can cause excessive bleeding. Well being that I have some knowledge of prescription meds and that these two are very contradictory of one another I told the pharmacy to place them back on the shelf ‘I am not going to take that crap anyways’. Since this episode with my doctor I have joined the Essure Problems page on Facebook and have noticed that I am not alone. I am currently seeking medical advice from another OB/GYN that seems to understand what an Evil device that Essure really is. My symptoms include: bloating, excessive bleeding, prolong periods, several period cycles within a month, severe fatigue, bloating, itching head to toe accompanied by a sporadic rash that comes and goes, night sweats, pelvic pain, and pinching pain upon certain movements.
This is my plea for the FDA to remove this product (Essure) from the market as a result of these extreme side effects innocent women are having to have complete hystorectomy prematurely. The makers of this device have hidden so many truths about it that they all should have the device impanted in them (male and/or female) to receive proper punishment.