So, I am 45 years old. The only children my husband and I have are a beautiful set of two year old twins. I had every risk factor in the book for my age and having twins. But everything went well. C-section, healthy 6lb twins at 36 weeks. But at my age, having more children didnt really seem feasible or sensible. I didnt want the hysterectomy because i was healthy, my dr. suggested essure and it seemed simple enough. had them implanted 3 months after the twins were born. Everything went well. a little cramping, nothing unusual. We went back 3 months later and had the dye ran and were told everything was good. Since then I just really feel like, I have gone down hill. My energy level is almost completely gone. My sex drive is hit or miss. I have osteo arthritis, lower back pain. For about a year my periods were so unpredictable I never knew what to expect. to the point of in Jan of 2013 my iron was so low at a 5 that i had to hav an iron infusion. My levels went up and so did my energy for a little while. But then the headaches started , have gotten progressively worse. Saw my pcp, he gave me some medication for tension headaches which worked for a while. But then that stopped. I went back to see him and he sent me to go see a neurologist. I have sincehad an MRI, lumbar puncture and lots of blood work to see if there is any explanation for my headaches. That dr has told me there is nothing wrong with any of my tests. But yet I still have a headache everyday, to the point where my vision is blurry and I see stars. He wants me to have a sleep study done because there is pressure in my brain from something, because my optic disc has disappeared. Put me on a couple of different medicines, none of which has worked. In 2003 I had the gastric bypass surgery. I had lost almost 150 pounds with the surgery and even with the pregnancy of the twins I only gained 40 LBs. then lost 50 right after. ( i know, perfect pregnancy) but in the last 4 weeks I have all of a sudden gained 12 LBs while on a diet pill from my dr. with no explaination. My periods have just completly quit in Aug of 2013. I even took a pregnancy this week because of the weight gain, it was negative, but I think I still need to have my dr do a blood test from everything i have read. Overall, since I have had the procedure done, i have felt like I was loosing my mind, and so has my husband. But in all the readings I have found today, I feel a little glimmer of hope that I am in fact not crazy. Im not happy with what Im reading but glad Im finding some explaination. I hope this goes further and they take this off the market because it is a dangerous product and drs should not be promoting it. Please include me in any litigation involving the essure implants.
Feeling not so crazy any more in Columbus Ohio