First, I was diagnosed with MS in 1997. After my second surprise child in 2003, I had Essure inplanted Dec, 2003. I was #12 in my area. My MS had been controlled for all the years prior with weekly shots of Avonex. My neurologist at the time told me I would never see a wheelchair.
Within 1 yr of implant, I started using a cane. Within 5 years, I stopped driving. 8 years after, I was using a wheelchair full time and at almost 11 years, I can no longer stand.
I was told at the time of implant, That a coil would be placed in my tube and that scar tissue would surround, clocking the tube. 3 months later I would get the test that shoots dye to see if tube is closed at it did work. (no wonder) Had I been told it was made of nickel and that it was an inflammatory, I would have rethought.
I was never tesed for nickel, I was never giben any serial numbers.
I did go back in the office in servere pain a couple minths after. The doctor did a sonogram and told me to taake pain pills. Although my menses was similar to that of passing an organ (FOR YEARS), I lived with that ats MS was more of an issue and I learned not to go anywhere for that week+ every month
Now years later I deal with severe pain, tests that need to be done ( a leap, etc) and the MS.. I find out that PET Fibers are in this product, I was never informed.
It is no wonder steroids never worked.
The weight gain, swelling and all the other issues aside, I know now it is my best interest to get this out. I tolerate pain well, but this has become more than anyone should deal with.
My neurologists concurs. It is in my best interst to get this out.
The last doctor I saw argued that there are no PET Fibers in Essure. Nice to know these doctors know what they put in our bodies.