I am horrified to read these stories! I stumbled upon this page looking for answers about some symptoms I have been having that continue to baffle me. After having baby #4 my husband and I decided we were happy and complete, my OB suggested ‘this great non invasive procedure’ Essure.
He explained what would happen during the procedure and seemed simple enough. I had my coils put in September of 2009 and everything went well mild spotting and cramping but I felt fine. Fast forward one year later and I have been suffering of excruciating migraines something that I never had before. I also break out in hives for no reason as if I am allergic to something that I now believe is the nickel that these coils are made of. I too suffer from tenderness in my abdomen and can only explain it as soreness where my Fallopian tubes are accompanied by random sharp pains. My left arm and leg also tend to feel numbness & tingly.
It would have NEVER crossed my mind to think that these coils would have something to do with my symptoms but reading tons of these stories I now believe I have found my reason of suffering! Had things been explained with warning symptoms before hand I WOULD HAVE NEVER HAD THESE COILS PUT INSIDE MY BODY! It saddens me that I am stuck with them due to financial circumstance. If there is anything that needs to be done to get Essure off the market please include me! I have signed the petition and will be warning all of my friends & family.