Hello my name is Dana and I am 41 years old. I am 2 weeks post op from a hysterectomy. In 2011 I had a uterian ablation performed, and at this time the doctor talked me into a form of birth control called Essure. It sounded so easy and effortless and of course
I placed my trust into them 100%. I didn’t notice much at first, but more cramping than usual and that I could actually feel ovulation plan when I never did before. So now it’ was 2-3 weeks of monthly menstral pain. A few months later I started to break out into hives. (I was not told that Essure contained nickel, nor was I tested). After the ER, the allergist, the dermatologist and many more visits (50+)….my body has broken out into full hives. It felt like a million bee stings. Nothing would make it go away. I felt like I was a burn victim. This went on for a year. Still that time, I have developed autoimmune diseases of several types. The doctors put me on so many steroids I nearly died. My digestive track stopped working, and I had 24/7 nausea. I have lost my jobs and have been unable to take care of my kids. I got my hives bareable with a Neutragina product, but I still have special spots that I called my guage. As my cycle began I could watch my gauges and watch my hives flare up. The 2 years of my life have been a living hell. My children and husband have almost lost me. I’ve been admitted twice because my life was not worth living. I am now 2 weeks post operation and I have no sign of a hive, my thyroid is not going crazy, my bowels are working, my pelvic pain is gone….and I feel like my slow death is ending. I feel a light at the end of the tunnel. Essure was one of the biggest mistakes of my life.