My story began after having my 3rd child in March of 2011. I knew that our family was done growing and my husband and I were tyring to figure out which one of us was going to be the one to become sterile. While looking at the options it looked like my husband was the one because a vasectomy was out patient and quick with minimal recovery compared to the good old tubal ligation. After searching other options I remember seeing essure commercials so I hopped on the computer and looked around. It was like a dream come true and apparently the old saying that if it sounds to good to be true it probably is…well always follow this rule!
I went on to have my ssure placed Nov 2011 and had my HSG with confirmed closure in Feb 2012. Since that time I have constant hair loss, can not lose weight, constant headaches, I started having panic attacks, heart palpatations, restless leg syndrom, severe heavy bleeding during menstruation, constant pelvic pain, bloating, brain fog, memory loss, muscle fatigue, joint pain, chronic fatigue, depression, loss of sex drive, pain during and after sex, loss of concentration, mood inconsitancies, aggression issues, loss of patience, bruising easily and so many more things to list.
Now as I sit wishing I could find a doctor that is skilled enough to remove these little devils I am not sure of my next step. Doctors have not been trained to implant or remove these devices properly so we are suffering at the hands of our doctors who treat these devices as just another medical device. These coils come equipped with Polyethylene terephthalate fibers which cause a constant inflammatory response in the body. Surgeons do not realize when they are removing these devices that if they remove them incorrectly they leave pieces of these fibers in out bodies which does not correct the illness’ and problems. The other issue is that most insurances wil not cover the now hysterectomy that we woman have to get inorder to remove the coils.
I just want to feel healthy again!