I had my Essure procedure done in November of 2012. I have definitely not been suffering as long as many of the woman in most of these stories, but it is still the same suffering.
I gave birth to my daughter in September and between me and my husband we now have 5 girls, so of course we felt it was time to throw in the towel and call it good on the kiddos. I had a very high risk pregnancy, so when it came time for a permanent birth control method I couldn’t see myself being out of commission and down again for a major surgery so I decided getting my tubes tied wasn’t for me. Throughout my entire pregnancy I kept seeing all the brochures for the Essure procedure at my OBGYNs and I was hooked. When the brochure says it can be done in the doctors office in as little as 15 minutes and recovery time is less than a day…how can I pass that up when I’m a mother of five and the baby isn’t even 8 weeks? So I talked to my husband and told him this is what I wanted to do.
Procedure day came around and I was shocked when I needed to go to the local hospital because I’m going under for this procedure, I knew I was getting it done at the hospital but my doctor made me feel as though the procedure was an in and out thing. I was in there almost all day long, of course I couldn’t take care of my family because of going under. And no, this isn’t my complaint but I want women to know that I was an idiot for not doing my homework first and I trusted my doctor and the brochure.
So here we are not even two months since the procedure and I’m in pain everyday and night, my doctor says the cramping is normal. I have pain in my left side, it shoots down my leg and I can hardly walk, that’s not normal. I only discovered this site yesterday morning when I was tired of the hell and pain I go through everyday, so I decided to google this Essure to see if these could be some of the side effects, and go figure…I find all these horror stories. All these woman have the same pain and severe symptoms I’m now having and of course it scares the hell out of me because I’m only two months in, and I don’t want to be suffering from this pain 5 yrs down the road.
The constant night sweats and severe pain in my lower left back, side, and leg just gets worse day to day. I just want these things out and now I’m not sure if it can be done or not. I don’t have the money to travel to NC to get the procedure reversed, but I do know that I need to get these things out. I need help before I suffer for years to come.
I hope and pray that because of this site it helps the next woman decide not to get the procedure done, and I pray for all the woman that did get the procedure done that their pain subsides and they can be happy in their lives.
I thank Erin for starting these sites to help make woman aware, like me whom thought there was nothing wrong and it’s normal, because it isn’t normal for any woman to feel this much pain. We were trying to do what was right in our hearts and because of this Essure and our doctors not telling us the truth, we now suffer with severe pain every minute of the day, something has to be done to make Essure stop hiding the truth under the rug.