Hello, I am Chelsea. I’m 26 years old and I had the essure procedure nearly 5 years ago. I have had nothing but problems since then.
Before I had this surgery I was a healthy and active person. Since having the surgery I have debilitating body pain. My joints hurt. I get horrible headaches to the point that I can’t get out of bed or even open my eyes. I am constantly sick. Before essure I might have needed an antibiotic once every two years. I now need at least 10 a year. I am now diagnosed and medicated for panic and anxiety disorder. I have always had to battle with my weight but now there is no point. I cannot lose weight. I jogged 4 miles a day, did aerobics, weight training, and maintained an excellent diet for 6 months without losing one single pound all while tolerating extreme body pain. My ovaries hurt all the time. Especially if I stand up too fast. I feel as if my body is deteriorating at an alarming rate and there is nothing I can do about it. Friends and family seem to be tired of my constant illness and fatigue.
I feel like having the coils removed will change my life. I want to feel healthy and happy again. I can’t find a doctor willing to remove the coils. I will keep searching.
I would like to warn anyone considering this procedure to please consider alternatives. I loved and trusted my doctor who promised me nothing but happiness and absolutely no complications.