I hesitate sharing this because it is so personal but if my experience can save another female from going through what I am than I will be so happy that I shared this.
April of 2013 we decided upon a form of birth control because, physically my heart could not take another pregnancy. I have all ready had 7 children and 1 miscarriage. I wanted something permanent but not have to have surgery. I choose Essure.
Essure is a coil that is inserted into each fallopian tube creating scar tissue thus blocking your tubes and making it impossible to become pregnant…..So the company says.
After my procedure I had cramping and felt like my ovaries were having seizures for a couple of days. Every now and then they quivered and eventually the feeling stopped.
Three months after having this procedure you have to go in for testing to make sure that your tubes are blocked. I was told everything looked great and I was 100% blocked. All seemed well.
Fast forward to September of 2013, I started having pains in the area of my ovaries and tubes. Both sides, the right and the left. October of 2013 I was doubled over and decided to go to a doctor. They said it was a cyst and sent me on my way. The pain is not consistent. It comes and goes at random. The worst is during that time of the month and when I ovulate. It literally doubles me over taking my breath away. I have been having really bad headaches. Missed periods. Pregnancy symptoms (and believe me I freaked out! LOL) I put up with this and suffer in silence until January of 2014 I learned that many other women are suffering as I am and even much worse. I found a group of women that has the exact same symptoms as I do. And the only thing we have in common is we all have Essure.
I have had different types of birth control before. I have had the Mirena. I have had ParaGard. And now I have this Essure. I know now that Mirena has side effects as well as ParaGard. Because of the issues of ParaGard I ended up in the hospital with heart failure.
After realizing that the issues I have going on is from this Essure I went back to my doctor and telling her my issues. She insisted it was not my Essure and sent me home.
I was referred to another doctor from a friend who had suffered as me and what do you know. This doctor has been taking these things out from several other women because they are causing some serious problems. I have all ready had an ultrasound done and I am waiting to get an X-Ray done to check to see where these coils are. I was in so much pain yesterday I was literally on the floor.
Going to the ER is just a waste of time and money as many people including doctors have no idea what Essure is and they refuse to believe that it is what is causing all this pain.
I was never told of all of these issues before hand or I would have NEVER gotten this form of birth control!!!
I googled this and researched this before I got it done and found none of the info that is out there now. It is scary. And my story is not over yet. Not until I am E-FREE!!