I am now ready to speak out about my struggle with anxiety, and the pain and anger I feel every day after having my Essure placed. After my second child 2012, I was told it would be dangerous to my life to have a third child due to a tear in my uterus, therefore I had the Essure placed right away. I was told this procedure is 99.99% effective; I unfortunately am the .01%. Even after the 3 month verification test, I ended up pregnant July 2013 needing to terminate the pregnancy. This sent my mind into a tailspin-I deal with mental health problems with feelings of anger, resentment, hate, fear and pain EVERY DAY. I am a Roman Catholic with high moral values, and deciding to terminate my pregnancy was extremely hard. This decision saved my life, and granted my living children a mother.
This is when things went from ‘worrying’, to ‘scary can’t leave the house’ anxiety/depression. I began to see a therapist to manage the anxiety and help with my relationship with my husband. My therapist suggested taking medication, which I am extremely grateful. The medication is magical. It helps me deal with the everyday struggles. I manage full time job, husband, bills, homework, and meals, with little to no support or time for myself. My entire family is 2,000+ miles away, and my husband’s parents are elderly and unable to babysit often which does not allow for many breaks.
Therapy and my faith have helped me deal with my anger and frustration. I am still struggling with my relationship with my husband, my fear and anger are too much to allow me to enjoy sex.
Bottom line- DO NOT HAVE THIS PROCEDURE.