After having three early loss miscarriages, and the heavy bleeding trouble I had with the last one, I decided that I was pretty much done trying to have a baby. I was 39 years old and my fiance and I figured the kids we did have already ( I had one son and he had a boy and a girl from his previous marriage) were going to be enough, I contacted my obgyn to see what my options were. My doctor recommended the essure procedure because it was an easy procedure, cost effective and with a minimal amount of downtime for recovery. My appointment was scheduled for I believe february 10, 2011. Got myself ‘fixed’ for my birthday….or so I thought.
The day of the procedure my blood pressure was up. I had been having trouble keeping it maintained, and the stress of the procedure and the doubts and the questions in my mind of was this the right thing to do….kept rolling in my mind. The staff was concerned, gave me some time to calm down and hopefully get my bp down. The procedure was done…IT HURT. I felt it. I cried. I could see what they were doing on the screen in the office. I was alone. My mom had gone with me, but sat in the car while I went in alone. My fiance was at work…I was alone, and in pain, and upset. Needless to say after the procedure my bp was even higher…said it was in stroke range…..they ‘strongly recommended’ I get in to see my family physician…sent me on my way, saying to get some rest and take ibuprofen if needed. Yeah it was needed. The Dr told me that he had also done an ablation, to help with the bleeding I had been having….the miscarriages led to polyps that caused me to bleed…that’s the explaination I got. The ablation would slow and eventuallly stop my period–but not send me into menopause. ok…..thanks for asking me before you did it…
The first few months after the procedure, I felt great, my blood pressure actually went down….my periods were a bit irregular, but nothing like I had before the essure procedure..
Months later, after when my fiance and I had relations, I would bleed. not much, just spotting here and there. I started having what felt like tremors…depression…which I had not had before. allergic reactions to random things…amp energy drink will make my eyes swell shut now, I used to drink them and had no problems, I have had reactions to other foods and drinks too.
cramping, pelvic pain…weird discharges…ranging in color from white to a ruddy brown.
My fiance is upset because I have no libido anymore..we don’t have sex as often as we used to. sex hurts. When it hurts, I don’t want to do it….he gets depressed that I dont want him. Sometimes I can have an orgasm, usually not tho.
I get pains in my pelvic area that make me want to cry…that area will get so warm–hot to the touch..and hurt. and I get bloated..look like I am pregnant….hard to move, function…my hips will hurt. I get constipated, then have diarrhea…aggravating.
I get tingling sensations in my hands and feet that I never had before…jolts that make my feet and legs ‘jump’. Mood swings that are unpredictable..and can be hard to deal with.
Depression…I struggle with it…try to keep it at bay, but its hard….
I dont feel like my life is mine anymore. I feel like it revolves around worrying about what is going to make me itch, break me out, worrying about my relationship…I bleed after having any sort of an orgasm…..it is terrible. When i cant even enjoy being with him.
I get swelling in my legs and feet that I never used to get. I have gained weight, quite a bit….I don’t eat alot of junk, nor do I go out to eat very often…I cook healthy meals and behave…
I get muscle spasms. At weird random times..
I have more floaters in my line of vision now……was told they happen becasue of high blood pressure….now I am not so sure.
I want my life back. I feel like I have lost so much of the last few years because of a procedure that was supposed to make my life better. make my quality of life better…I deserve better than this…so heartbroken over this.
I want the essure implants out, and the people responsible for this product to be held responsible. Women should not have to suffer like this because they want to stop having children…for whatever reason.