Hello my name is Nicole,
On March 8, 2010 I was given the Essure procedure due to my doctor telling me that they no longer did the tubal ligation because they found it was not that effective and that they have a new procedure that didn’t require surgery and was a T-shaped device that would be put up in my tubes and form calcium around it and block the tube completely. Well heck I already had 4 children and my youngest at that time was only 9 months so I couldn’t afford to be down. So I went to the doctors office and they did the procedure while I was awake. It hurt soooooo bad and I was in such pain during it that I was crying uncontrollably. Finally after an hr they were done. Right after the procedure I started to bleed and didn’t stop for 5 months. The Doctor said it was the Depo shot that was doing it but I had already had that in my system for a month and half and had no problem until the procedure. So she put me on hormone pills for 4 months. After the 5 months I finally stoped, but then the first period came and I can in such horrific pain and bleed so bad that i was changing my tampon every half hr. and that was the super size kind. The next month and until this day I have 2 periods. One is heavy and one is light and they are irregular. I never know when they will strike. Before I knew what day I would have my monthly not no more.
Then 2 years ago I started to see my primary Doctor because I started to have bad lower back pain and numbness that would go down my right side. My knees hurt all the time and some days I can’t walk. I am only 34 at that time 32 and was in good health. I now walk around like a old lady half the time. My doctor did a MRI, xrays and blood work all to come up with nothing. She put me on pain killers and nerve meds. I have gone to physical therapy, chiropractor and massage therapyst all to do no good. Now for the past year I have been on Antibiotics due to have UTI’s every other month. Until rescently I NEVER had have one. Now I get them all the time. I have bad mood swings and am irritable where no one wants to be around me. I have joint pain, muscle spasms, I get neusesous, painful ovulations, pelvic pain, sharp stabbing pains, teeth issues, numbness in thigh, bladder problems, ugency to urinate, have to use the bathroom every half hour, breast pain where is feels like when I was pregnant, cramping, fatigue, hair loss, headaches all the time, heightened allergies with a lot of sinus infections, hip pain, I bruise easily now and if I get a cut it takes longer to heal sometimes almost 2-3 month.
Everyday I am in pain and everyday the pain gets to be worse. I would not want any woman to go through the pain that I have been going through. I have been trying to find a doctor to remove these coils so I can be pain free again, and hopefully with luck I will get there.