I had the Essure done in March of 2007 after my second son was born. I did not have any other options because I was on Medicaid and this was the only thing they would pay for. I had the outpatient surgery done. I never got tested for nickel allergy prior to this surgery either.
My doctor did not tell me I had to come back in three months to have an ultrasound or the dye testing to make sure my tubes were completely closed. Now between then and now my health has deteriorated so much. I do not feel like a 28 year old should. I have arthritis pain, excruciating cramps and bloating when I have my menstrual cycle and whenever I actually feel like having a ‘romantic’ night with my husband I bloat and swell and have pains for days after.
I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and high heart rate but my doctor now can find no reason for it. I have to take 2 bloop pressure pills and 1 heart regulatory pill daily. My doctor did not know anything about the Essure when I first began to see him, (he is not the one that implanted me with these) but he said he would study up on it and figure out if this was what was causing all of my health problems. Other than being overweight I have never had any health problems before being implanted with this device. I called the Medicaid office to find out if they could help me with having these removed and they informed me that since I had a permanent procedure done I no longer am eligible for the family planning Medicaid and there is nothing they can do for me, even though they are the ones that had these put in place to begin with.