My name is Erin and I am from Canada. My story began on July 25 of this year when I had the Essure procedure done. I was told the procedure was what I wanted by my gynocologist and I trusted him. I wish I hadn’t.
I was never told of the possibitlity of any side effects at all before the procedure. The procedure did not go very smoothly, I was drugged but awake for it and it was extremely painful. I came out of it vomiting and in a lot of pain. I was given 2 rounds of morphine to control the pain before they released me. Since then I have had pelvic pain, stomach pain, lower back pain, leg and hip pain, nausea, severe mood swings, headaches and dizziness.
When I went back to the gynocologist that did the procedure and tried to explain my symptoms to him he refused to listen. I was told that I was Just experiencing regret, and as for the pain I would just have to work on my pain tolerance. I told him I wanted the coils removed, and he said it was impossible. The only way to get them out would be to have a hysterectomy done. I tried to tell him about the group of ladies I found on facebook and that there were alternatives out there but he absolutely refused to listen. Then he proceeded to dictate a letter to my family doctor saying she needed to look into depression issues with me. By the time I left I felt completely humiliated.
2 days later I went back for an ultrasound, but this time i took my husband with me. This time there was none of that ‘it’s all in your head’ business. He did admit there could be problems, but was not doing anything about it. He said he was referring me to another doctor, and stated about 3 or 4 times ‘I like you a lot, but I don’t want to see you come back.’
I went back to my family doctor who tried to find someone in the province that would remove them without a hysterectomy but found no one. So now I sit and wait for the hysterectomy, not where I figured I’d be at the age of 36!
I find it very frustrating that while I may look fine on the outside I am always in pain on the inside. This is why people find it so hard to understand what i am dealing with.
I am very thankful for the ladies on the facebook page, Essure Problems. Without them I would still be wondering what the heck is wrong with my body. They give me a lot of hope that with us all working together we can resolve this horrible situation one way or another. I am in awe of some of the women who have been dealing with this for far longer than I have. They have a strength and grace that is out of this world. Thank you for hearing me.