I had the Essure procedure done in November 2008. It was a quick visit and no surgery which sounded perfect to me as they lost me on the table when I had my c-section delivering my son, so needless to say surgery scares me.
I started having many health issues so my regular doctor tested me for everything you can think of from Lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia,to adrenal gland problems but all tests came back negative. My legs and hips hurt every day, I could only sleep an our and half at a time, my hair was falling out in clumps, and I could not lose weight even with exercise and diet.
In July of 2012, I had a friend ask me about Essure and I said ‘let me look it up’, as I hadn’t looked at it since I had it done years ago. I was so surprised by the 800 posts on the Internet that had most, if not all, the problems I had. I showed my husband and he said you need to get an appointment with the doctor who put them in and get them out. I was so nervous to go see the doctor, as a lot of the ladies had doctors tell them they are crazy. My doctor was great and said, ‘let’s get them out.’ She removed my Fallopian tubes by lapraoscopic surgery and within weeks I was not losing hair, no leg pain, sleeping all night, and had lost 14 pounds. I just hope we can stop other people from getting Essure done.
I was beginning to think I was crazy with all my health problems and come to find out it was the Essure. I would have never connected if it were not for the other wonderful ladies that created the Essure problems page! I am happy to say that 9 weeks post op every day I feel better but those 4 + years of bad health I can never get back.