Hi, I’m April. I’m 33 years old. I live in constant pain since 2009. I had my implants of essure put in February 09. I was told it was less pain than a tubal. And even told it could be reversed. I just had a baby so the less down time the better. I was also told a tubal wouldn’t be covered as I was to young. I looked up as much as I could find on procedure. Everything I found was just as my Dr. had said.
I was in the recovery room and I was waking up. I felt like I sat on a knife that was on fire. I still feel this pain after sex or after a bm. I had lots of bleeding and pelvic pain for a few months. I was never told I had to come back for a test to confirm if they were placed. A few weeks after April 1st I had to go to the er for searing pain in my abdomen. And I still have to go every few months. The doctors have no idea what’s going on. I’ve had several doctors try to find my ‘official’ diagnosis, I have been labeled with several. From MS, fibromyalga, lower lumbar spinal stenosis, I do according to Mri and CT and ultrasound have several bulging, herniated, and deterioration of discs. I have pain in my lower back constantly. I have numbness and tingling in fingers and toes pain in hip knees. I’ve gone numb from the waist down and fell face first on the floor. I fell in August of 09 from my legs going numb. I had to have my gallbladder removed. I have psoriasis and arthritis in most of my back and joints. I now have to take meds for my thyroid. I shake sometimes it’s only minor. Other times I feel like I’m in an earthquake. I’m depressed. I have so much anxiety, I only go to the store once a month. I do try to go more but sometimes pain and anxiety win! I’ve been to the Er several times for panick attacks. My bowels haven’t been the same. I was at one point as I ate I had to go. Now I’m so constipated. I’m always having bv and that’s embarrassing enough. Before essure I had regular periods. I could almost time them with a clock. Now sometimes I worry if I’m pregnant, or if I’m going to bleed out. I’ve been living most of my life in the Er lately. I’ve had pain in my right lower abdomen which is constant. My latest ultrasounds and Mri says they aren’t sure where one of my coils are and the other is superior of my uterus. The constant pain, headaches, nausea had even impacted my children. I cry all the time I feel worthless. I want to go back to work but can’t stand on my own with out pain. I use a walker and or a mobility scooter. I’m missing out on being a mother. I have felt so alone and no one can tell me what’s wrong. My ob had told me that there’s no way that my coils have moved even tho there is evidence. I want to be a good mom. And I can’t! I have severe headaches that keep me in bed for hours or sometimes days. I’m very sorry if this came out in a rambling mess. Honestly is all I can do to keep myself together lately. I’m sure there’s symptoms I’ve forgotten, but honestly I can’t remember them all right now. I really hope that if nothing else I can inspire one woman not to make the mistakes I did. With much love, April