While I cannot say I experienced much pain during my Essure procedure I certainly have had an abundance of problems since having the inserts put in. From headaches and back, neck, leg and shoulder pain to more disturbing problems and sensations (numbness and tingling in hands and face, shortness of breath, ongoing cough) I have experienced more health issues since having the Essure procedure done that I ever did before it. I have had a variety of tests (EKG, EEG, MRI to name a few) all of which have come back normal but I know something is wrong inside my body.
I am looking into having my coils removed and hope that whatever damage they may have done is resolved once they are. I am not really certain if I have a nickel allergy or not and was not given an allergy test by my OB/GYN. My procedure was done in 2009 and my issues (headache and neck/back pain) began about 6-8 months afterward so I never really attributed any of my problems to the inserts until seeing so many women dealing with somilar issues (it can’t be a coincidence). I always thought if they were a problem I’d have had immediate issues but now I’m thinking they’ve been poisioning me slowly and all the little ‘here and there’ things I’ve noticed over the past few years have all been related and are NOT the seperate issues I thought they were.
I am both angry and afraid and I hope that companies and physicians are held responsible for their actions of these inserts are as bad as they appear to be.