I had the Essure procedure done about 2 years ago this March after having my 3rd little boy. Three boys were enough to keep me engaged and active for awhile, so at that time I decided to take matters into my own hands and chose the Essure procedure. They endorsed this procedure like it was the best thing in the world. They handed me a brochure and nothing else was explained. I started to get very worrysome when they didn’t even do any tests to see if I was a viable candidate for this procedure, just like any other procedure, shouldn’t you have to check the patients background and organ placement before just inserting them with things?
I became VERY worrysome when I was actually waiting to get the procedure and one of the attending doctors that would be there, never heard of the procedure, and when I went to ask questions, was very uneducated about the whole experience…..that he was about to perform on me!!
2 years later….coultless bottles of tylenol and ibuprofen, 2 heating pads, and lots of boxes of tissues later…..(from all the painful crying) I am finding out that I am still getting ignored.
I go to the doctor in pain, who then says ‘you’re pain is all in your head,’ I have constant ovarian cysts because of this procedure, (and they show up every single time in my ultrasound) but I am still ignorned and pushed aside, stating that ‘you have no reason to be in pain’
Well I am!
Talk to my friends and family, and my 3 children that I raise now on my own, (the best I can being debilitated most of the day), who see me crying, always using a heating pad, popping tylenol and ibuprofen like candy….because nobody will help me.
If I would have known about all these side effects ahead of time, I would have never gotten the procedure done. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. It’s like having contractions all the time, because the pain radiates my whole lower back, and down the backs of both legs to my toes.