Hey everyone! My name is Kim and I had Essure placed October 2012. Let me just say before Essure, I had energy and felt amazing! Shortly after getting the procedure, about 3 months actually, I started having pain in my left and right side where the coils were placed. I started getting really tired of all of a sudden and my periods, they were unbareable! Blood clots all the time, bleeding in between periods, and the brain fog and forgetfulness was horrible! I felt like no matter how many times I showered, I felt gross. Tons of toxins building up. My skin was always itchy and dry, hair was dry and I couldn’t fall asleep and stay asleep. I know that these don’t have horomones, but something was happening because I became angry, upset, cry all the time and just ALWAYS felt tired. I can’t tell you how exhausting it is to be exhausted. The brain fog keeps getting worse every day. The pain I feel no matter how I move or what I do is there. It feels like a stabbing pain where the coils are. Did I also mention the weight gain from the inflammed tubes?? I look like I could be 5 month pregnant. No matter what I do, eat or how much i work out, it’s the same. I have gained 15 pounds since this device. I am waiting to find out if my doctor will do a hystorectomy to get these toxic things out of me. I have 3 daughters and my husband and I are okay with that. My family has struggled because of Essure and how it’s affecting me.
I keep thinking back to how I was before this device and want nothing more than to have myself back. I’m only 34 years old and shouldn’t feel 50. That’s what the doctor keeps telling me. I’m ‘getting older’ and my body will change or could be changing. Really…..34 is old? And why would it start changing AFTER Essure? Why now? With thousands of women opening up with the SAME symptoms and they are in their 20’s?
My advice to other women would be to NOT get Essure as a ‘permanent’ form of birth control. I put quotes on that because we are told that you can’t get pregnant. So many miscarriages, so many ectopic pregnancies and so many women who do get pregnant and lose the baby or end up almost dying themselves because of this device. The doctors, unless you get a really great one, won’t listen. They will blame your age and try to put you on birth control because it can’t be from a little tiny device in your tubes. Nope…..I’m sure the PET fibers and Nickel have NOTHING to do with it or the fact that these ‘tiny harmless’ things don’t migrate or perforate the tubes. Please be AWARE of this harmful device and look for a different option. Don’t go through what so many of us women have had to go through. I promise you, it’s not worth it at all.
Thank you for listening to my story. I hope this is able to help women all around the world and understand that this needs to be pulled off the market. It’s harmful and toxic. Good luck ladies! I’m here for support and will keep women aware at all times regarding Essure.