I was forced into Essure even though I wanted my tubes tied. I was told how wonderful this procedure was, that it was 100% effective, it was not invasive, no side effects, or recovery time. I still wasn’t convinced. I never wanted this done; however I was told I had too much abdominal fat and my insurance would only cover this procedure. I expressed my concern to the doctor, about this being too new, and I was afraid of product recalls, and physical problems down the road. I was reassured, and told this was the best procedure for permanent sterilization.
I begrudgingly had the procedure 2 years ago, and have been having problems ever since. I have had horrible periods, terrible bleeding, pain that makes me double over, swollen legs and feet, back pain, painful intercourse, and now I am so full of cysts. My coils also didn’t show up on an ultrasound.
Doctors dismiss me; they refuse to make a connection. I am limited as to the Doctors I see, because of my insurance and that I cannot afford to pay out of pocket to seek treatment elsewhere. I am not looking for a handout, or some type of huge settlement. I simply want this poison out of my body, I want my recovery time compensated and I don’t want any more children. I want doctors to listen, and stop pushing this procedure to fatten their own wallets. I want women to be aware of the dangers of this product, and to listen to their instincts like I wish I had. At this point, I just want the terrible pain I live with every single day to go away.