Hi, my name is Mihaela I’m 30 yrs. old and after having my son I decide I don`t want to have any more kids because I have NO FAMILY here in US. I left my country (Romania) when I was in my early 20`s not knowing how hard life is here especially without my family. So I decided that having a big family it`s not my thing , I talked to my doctor what to do about the fact that I don`t want any more kids, all the birth control (pills, shot) was making me sick, I needed something permanent . He recommended Essure, he said is some plastics /silicone coils that are harmful and those are the best on the market. I had essure done in March 2012 in my obgyn office, let me tell you that was a horrible experience, they did a local anesthesia but that didn`t work, they did a second anesthesia again that didn`t work so one nurse gave me a wash cloth to bite on because they were already inside there and so at that point there was no reason to stop. So 10 minutes as long as the procedure lasted it was the worst 10 minutes of my life, it felt like hours. I kept biting and screaming on the procedure table. When my doctor was done I felt so relieved, I almost passed out on the table from pain.
Went home after that and everything was good, little bit of abdominal pain here and there but nothing major. After 3 months I went to the hospital and had an ultrasound to make sure the quails are in place and that everything was fine. Throughout the year I was fine, I noticed a lot of changes but didn`t think it was from the essure like : nickel taste ,vomiting and gaging it felt like my body was pregnant all the time with blooding and abdominal, back pain, burning when urinate but again I thought maybe is stress because I had my family doctor telling me before that vomiting and nausea could be caused by stress. I had no reason to be stressed out beside the fact I was sick but nothing life changing stress. I had my 1 yr. follow up doctor appointment , I let my doctor know I had some urinating problem and it burns sometimes when I urinate and some abdominal pain, but I never mentioned anything about the other symptoms because I didn’t` think it will make a difference since he was a obgyn doctor not my family doctor. They do some testes, nothing come back unusual, so I left it where it was.
Right after I left the doctor office I vomited in my car in a plastic back, I was still unsure what is going on. Is sad when you leave doctor office and no answer on what is going on…
I went ahead and made an appointment with my family doctor, but this time I wanted to be seen by a women specialist so I can tell them what exactly happens to me. I could not keep my appointment at that time so I canceled and rescheduled with my actually family doctor that I have seen her since I came to this country. When I got to her office and I started to tell her about my symptoms and let her know I had essure and I’m concern about my symptoms. She didn`t knew what essure was since she is a family doctor, I try explaining her what exactly is and the next question was “ have you read about the risk of this thing you have done before you had it done?” I said “no” I trusted my obgyn doctor when he said this is the best thing for me and it will not affect my life in any way. I did asked my doctor about any risks, he said there was no risks with the essure because it is so safe that they use it in heart surgeries. So I was happy to hear there are no risks. Anyway after she ordered couple of food allergies tests and all came back ok , my next thing was to go back to my obgyn and have him check into my symptoms and see if he could find something that will help me.
I let him know about everything, abdominal pain, burning in urine, nickel taste, vomiting, gaging, nausea, hair loss…he didn’t had any explanation. He just did a regular test, urine test and Pap test and ordered an ultrasound for me in November. So I’m waiting to see how that will come back and we will go from there..
And for my everyday symptoms no one have an answer so I turned to internet and I realize I’m not alone.
Thank you for listening.