I had Essure coils placed in July of 2010 and never had the confirmation test due to my insurance not covering the cost. (It was going to cost over $400) I have since had nothing but problems (that I did not link to Essure until November 2013). Since day 1 I have had pains in my abdomen (sides at first and have since moved to lower middle abdomen.) I have had severe immune issues that have caused my lymph nodes throughout my body to swell and that have caused me to get a Staph infection multiple times. I developed debilitating migraines and am currently taking Topamax for them. I also developed joint swelling and pain that was later diagnosed as arthritis (I’m 33, 5’10’, 155lbs) my hair began to fall out, I get hives for no apparent reason, I have been tested for Lupus twice, (Dr. couldn’t believe it came back negative) I’m constanly nauseous, I have terrible acne, my blood hormone levels are ALWAYS abnormal, I will have episodes of terrible bowl issues, my periods are extremely heavy, and I still wake up with a new bruise almost every morning. Just recently I have developed severe lower back pain that is relieved by nothing. After thousands of dollars and many Dr.s I did some research of my own and asked my dr. for an ultrasound to look at my Essure devices. She agreed. The findings were that one coil has perforated my tube and is embedded in my uterus and the other is sitting at the base of my tube. I have lived in pain for the last 3 1/2 years but I am happy to say that I will be having surgery on January 16, 2014 to have Essure removed, possibly a hysterectomy if the one in my uteres is completely embedded.
Something that I want to take from my experience is making my voice heard, making sure that Essure is taken off of the market and not allowed to ruin anymore lives.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story!