In 2007, I was the first patient to have Essure done in the doctors office and not in a hospital. The company that made Essure even had reps there to over see the procedure. I took a valium a Percocet and they injected something in to my arm. I was high as can be which was great because I had all these men observing my doctor inserting the Essure. I remember it feeling like a spectacle because even the office employees were trying to watch. Crazy. Since the procedure I have been a spokesperson of sorts because I really believed in product. I bragged about how my sterilization was so safe and so effective, never realizing the health problems I’ve had since the procedure could be because of it! In the past 7 years I have had issues that no doctor has ever been able to figure out. From metallic tastes in my mouth to severe abdominal pain, anxiety, dizziness, rashes and worst of all the excruciating pain in my back and hips that makes limp like I’m 80 (I’m 34). I have gone to the ER doubled over in abdominal pain and they’ve found nothing. I have had countless MRIs CT scans and xrays. Nothing. I’ve only been given pain pills and shrugs of apologies from many doctors. I’ve had more vials of blood taken than I can count. Nothing. It was only as a scrolled through Facebook today that I stumbled upon the devastating headline about Essure causing issues. As I read through the posts on support boards it’s all making sense. This could be my problem! Maybe I’m not as crazy as the doctors make me feel! I’ve never wanted a Monday to get here so bad so I can call my doctors and hopefully go forward with an investigation on the agony that is happening to my body! I only hope my doctors are willing to listen and work with me on this. Wish me luck!