I have tried to tell my story on this site for a long time. Each time I tried, I would cry and get so angry many thoughts would come, but I couldn’t write. Well today I am determined to tell my story, to prevent another woman, another family from having her/their life ruined by this procedure that comes ‘highly reccommended’ by gynecologists.
I am a 32 year mother of 4. My last two were twins when I spoke with my doctor about options for birth control. I love my children dearly, but on my non-profit salary and their dad’s manufacturing salary, we knew we could not afford anymore children. My doctor suggested Essure. I trusted her judgment, she had delivered my twins and boom, two years later I’m telling my husband I feel horrible everyday.
Most days I feel like a 72 year old woman, not 32. I feel really bad for my husband and children. I am constantly tired, fatigued and exhausted. I still look four months pregnant. I am constantly bloated and suffer from painful trapped gas systems. I have excessive (very embarrassing) but belching, burping and passing of gas bouts. Since I work in an office and around the public I couldn’t go around belching and farting all day, so I spoke to my gynecologist and family doctor about it and they both thought it was my galbladder. Got an ultrasound and galbladder is fine. My menstral cycle comes when it wants to. I constantly carry tampons and pads with me out of fear of starting anytime of the month.
I can go on and on about how this procedure has negatively affected my life and and the quality of life, time and energy I’m supposed to give to my family, but cannot because of Essure and Bayer. All I wanted to do was prevent any future pregnancies. I am most upset with myself. I feel so stupid for not doing my own research. I trusted my doctor…the biggest mistake of my life.