Hi, I too had the Essue procedure done in Feb of 2011. Immediately started having problems with cramps and heavier bleeding than what I had been used to. I bled for the first 3 months after the procedure and when I called to set up the HSG I never got any return calls to set it up. I called several times and still nothing. At the time I didn’t think much of it and just continued with my everyday life.
I am a single mom and have 4 children so I am pretty busy and just let it fall through the cracks. The doctor that implanted the Essure made it seem like the best option and no side effects – just a worry free birth control. Over time I have had several side effects that I have been reading about but never related it to the essure. Since Sept of 2012 the joint pain and muscle aches have been much worse. I also suffer with chronic fatigue. I have the tingling the headaches, the metal taste occasionally and other symptoms.
In October they diagnosed me with lymes disease and also said I had diverticulosis because I went to the ER for severe cramping and felt as if my insides were being pulled down or almost out of me. After taking medicine for over a month the aches and pains didn’t change much. The cramping did stop, but not the rest so I went back and was tested for RA and other things and all the tests came back fine. It was then that I became extremely tired again, right about the beginning of January 2013. I would sleep 18 hours a day and still be exhausted and then felt like I was crazy because all my tests are fine.
I went back on the 24 of January and they did several other tests. They told me that I have mono and severe depression, I was then sent to an infectious disease doctor who almost said the complete opposite except stuck with…’You just don’t seem happy.. U must be depressed….’ Well when you hurt and do nothing but sleep I guess I can understand that – but this is not me at all. I’m not one looking for attention and I just know something is wrong. We know our bodies and I just don’t understand why it’s so hard to convince doctors of that.
After reading all of the stories I feel like I am reading my own life story. I have an appointment next week and I hope to be on the road to end this nightmare somehow and have a normal life again. The quality of my life has been effected so much and I feel my kids are being robbed of their mother… I won’t give up though.