I had Essure done in 2007 and I have never felt the same since then. I was 36 years old and I had decided that it wasn’t safe for me to have children because I have severe rheumatory arthritis and other hereditary medical issues. I was told that this was the safest form of contraceptive and I of course believed it. Since I have had the procedure I have gained 50 pounds which is terrible for RA. I am also constantly in a fog state just exhausted and run down.
I started to develop weird skin issues and for the past three years I have had to see an oncologist due to an extremely rare tumor that was found on my right leg. I had only started to get skin issues after having the Essure procedure was done and I am sure there is a connection. Five different hospitals had to look at my tumor to try to figure out what it was and they couldn’t. I’ve also had many of the blood, gynecological and gastrointestinal side affects mentioned by many people. I also have severe IBS and extreme insomnia. The combination is torture. I’ve also developed food sensitivities causing me to throw up often. There are many other side effects that seem to be common to everyone here, and I’ve been going to different doctors for each issue separately and nobody was able to help since they did not connect the symptoms to this procedure.
I wish there was a way they could test you before the procedure. I feel like my body has been on a vicous roller coaster ride and I was never informed of all the dangers that go along with this procedure. Women really have to be told the truth about this procedure and we have to speak out and hold doctors and drug companies accountable. Disgraceful.