My name is Lori Jean Llamas. I am from Riverside California. I have read some of the stories and comments of the Essure. I must say I can fairly relate to some of the symptoms to other women.
My OB/GYN whom I had been with for already 5 years had told me of the Essure process. I was convinced I must say, a mother of three. I had the procedure done last year in May. I must say, I have not been the same since, I am in sort of regret and wish I had just gone with the tying of my tubes instead. But, living from pay check to pay check and caring for a newborn with two little ones at hand whom also will need alot of attention, the Essure seemed to solve my problems. I mean it was a quick procedure, who can beat plugging your tubes, walk out of the office and get back to your regular daily routine. It was almost to good to be true. My doctor really did convince me.
Since, I had the procedure I thought ‘Wow, how lucky am I?’ Come to reconsider ‘ what was I thinking?’ I have had issues with my period in the past but nothing compared to what the symptoms are now. I am almost afraid to have a period but yet relieved when I do. I had advised my Dr that something was wrong, I have noticed that right before I am to start my period I notice, til now that my bleeding is brownish it’s not heavy but it’s not spotting either. It would last for about a week and then will I start my regular cycle for about another week. I get cramps every time I get my cycle but since the procedure I have never felt so much pain besides giving natural birth. I get really bad cramps and abdominal pain to the point where they feel just as painful as contractions. It’s so painful I’m to the point at times where I just need to cry.
I was told the procedure is irreversible. I had to get another opinion from another Dr. he ran hormone test on me and said my results are normal. Has never heard of the procedure. I have tried talking to my OB/GYN and very unsuccessful. I am in regret of this decision I had made. In my opinion I would not recommend having it done.