I had mine done in Jan 2009. See, my husband and I decided that are family was done. Having three boys was a blessing. So while my husband was gone on his second tour to Iraq, I decided I would get my tubes tied. I went to see the doctor to find out what my next step was. I asked the doctor what all my opitions were. After telling me all of them I picked the ‘easiest’ option. Essure! Since I did not have anyone to help me with the kids…I needed something that was quick with minimal down time. So I had a shot of depo a week or so before…went in…was put ‘out’ and woke up to find that I had to come back next week to do the other side of my tubes. I was shocked. I did not know that there was a possibility for this to happen.
So, went back the next week and had it done…felt like I was in labor after it…then for six months I bled straight. I called the doctors office and was told it was the shot. But it should stop soon. I finally showed up white as a ghost and told him I needed help…He gave me birth control…and it finally stopped completely after a couple of months. Ever since I had this procedure done it has been HELL! I have not felt right since…I have a long list of things I did not have to deal with before and deal with a lot of them on a daily basis and some come and go…Irritability, mood swings,horrible periods( blood clots, heavy bleeding, severe cramps, horrible pressure), pelvic pain, stabbing pain in pelvic area, weird loss of memory, incontience, sore joints, muscle problems, headaches, stomach issues, bowel issues,bloating, gaining over 80 lbs, loss of balance, dizziness, blurred vision, tingling feeling in arm and leg…are many of them. I was a very active mother of three young boys and now I have to fight to get out of bed. For the sake of them and my husband…I get up…put on a happy face and push thru the pain…it has ruined my life!!! It has affected my marriage….me being a mother…being just me!!!! If I could go back…I would of not done this! I went looking around the internet to see if I was crazy..cause I couldn’t be the only one with problems….right??? I was able to find many woman with the same problems. It was a blessing to know I wasn’t alone! Even tho it was horrible to find out there were many!
I went to go see my doctor that did the Essure. He said that my horrible period problems are most likely from Essure and some others many be as well but he would have to research it..but most of them sounded like I was depressed. He said the only way I could get them out was a hysterectomy (which I am willing to do) I told him Okay…just get them out! I told him I didn’t want to deal with the pain anymore. So, if all goes well I will have these horrible things out of me by next week!!!!