Thanks for having this forum to tell our stories. Mine is one that has involved 10 years of joint pain, generally feeling unwell, ‘foggy’ sort of cognition, and a gradual decrease in stamina as a result of this. I have undergone evaluation twice for autoimmune diseases and have tested negative, meanwhile I continue to have these symptoms. Over the last two years I’ve experienced gradually worsening pelvic pain with no cause found as of yet. I thought I’d just have to live with it, and have turned to natural treatments that take the edge off my symptoms. I saw my GYN after hearing about problems with Essure, and mentioned a possible allergy to Nickel. She sent me for testing and I tested positive for Nickel sensitivity or irritant. I am convinced this is the cause of my symptoms. I did not know I had a sensitivity to Nickel when I had the procedure done, and wasn’t tested for it. My doctor offered to remove the coils if I wanted them removed. I plan to undergo a surgery for this in the near future.
I have suffered for 10 years with these symptoms and am both incredibly sad that I had to endure this, but relieved a cause has been found.
Please keep up your campaign. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.