In December of 2012 my husband and I decided we did not want any more children and we were interested in long term birth control. I went to visit my doctor to talk about our options. The essure procedure sounded like the easiest and best way to go with our busy schedule and two children. In the office I went a few weeks later for the procedure. I had cramping for a few days but no other symptoms. 2013 had been the year of doctors’ appointments. I started to not feel well. I had low energy (Thought from busy life), intense migraines, stomach pains, irregular periods, and felt dizzy and lightheaded often. I went to my PCP for a work up. Iron was a bit low so thought that was what was going on. Saw a neurologist for the migraines and was given shots to take for them, went to my OB with the symptoms and his suggestion was a endometrial ablation. I also tried many holistic methods to ease the symptoms.
Thought the ablation would stop bleeding.
September of 2013 I got the ablation in office. Cold rods were used to burn the uterus lining. For several weeks I had more bleeding than before. I was bleeding for 7 weeks straight. Not normal OB says. I went to the ER one night out of major concerns about the bleeding. ER doc said iron was ok and bleeding was not heavy enough to be concerning. I went home sobbing.
Called my OB again, he said may have to do a hysterectomy. I’m 30, no health problems to this point and did not want one. He prescribed me birth control to stop bleeding. Bleeding did not stop and after DC the birth control the bleeding got worse. I called the OB again and he gave me an antibiotic to try. Bleeding stopped but still having pain. He suggested a hysterectomy again. The last 4 nights I have been waking up throwing up. I know this feeling. Feels like I’m pregnant. I went online this week to see if that was possible and found all this information about Essure. All these news reports now coming up about the same thing I have been experiencing. I called him again and he told me come in for ultrasound, blood work and check.
I’m going in at 1:30 today…..
I’m scared that all this feelings are going to just cause me to lose it with him.
I’m scared to confront the person who did the procedure.