In June 2011 I gave birth to my third child. My husband and I decided that our family was complete. I chose to have the Essure implant done in July of 2011, instead of having tubal ligation since I was breast feeding. It sounded like a great idea. I was in and out of outpatient surgery in less than an hour. For two years everything was fine.
In July of 2013, almost two years exactly after the implant, I began getting sick. The periods of sickness have come and gone for months now, but can last anywhere from a few days to three weeks. The first episode in July was a three week ordeal that caused severe dizziness, naseau, vomiting, and fatigue. Two and a half weeks into it I went to my doctor, which set in motion a series of referals out to other physicians. Many tests were ran in the process. I even got all the way to a neurologist (due to the dizziness, vomiting, and headaches). My cat scan on my brain showed no abnormalities. I had blood work done. The results were ok. Doctors even checked for pregnancy just to make sure. That was negative. They ran an MRI on my stomache due to severe cramping and a large knot on what appeared from the outside to be around my left ovary area. The MRI showed nothing and the knot disappeared around the 72 hour mark.
Needless to say, I am on medications for dizziness, nausea, and supplements for fatigue. I am also $5k in debt to medical bills (I can’t imagine what this would have been without insurance coverage). No questions have been answered. The only explanation is the implant. I either have an allergy to the nickel in it, or my body is trying to reject it all together. Two years exactly after I got it, I am very sick. I can’t function without the medication. I can’t even drive my car when I am going through a period of the nausea without medication. My OBGYN refuses to look at the possibility of it being the implant, even after me bringing this campaign to their attention. They are still putting the implant into women everyday.
I want mine removed. I want the company to be held responsible and reimburse me for my medical bills. I want this taken off the market, so that it can not make any other women sick!!!