After our 3rd baby and how sick I was, my husband and I decided not to have any more children. I was all set to have my tubes tied. But, we were getting ready to go on vacation. So I asked the Doctor about the Essure. He told me there was no long term side effects and that it was a quick and easier procedure. I mentioned that I was allergic to metal that I could not even have piercing and he told me not to worry. So I went ahead with the procedure April of 2012.
A few week later I was still having horrible cramps that caused me to be in bed. I again called the doctor and asked him about the metal and especially Nickel. He told me there was none of that and that I am fine.
By July more symptoms came about and I have lost myself entirely. I am nauseated, cramps, head aches random fevers, body aches…. the list goes on. To make it worse I have a 7 year old that I home school, a very active 2 year old, and an 8 month old baby whom I still breast feed. I went from running around playing games, baking, cooking 3 meals a day and everything else a stay at home mom does to barley being able to get off the couch. And some times I can not even do that.
After months I contacted the Doctor again the begging of October. I went in and saw him and told him everything that was going on. He said, ‘Essure had never made anyone sick there is probably something else going on but if it will make you feel better I will give you a hysterectomy.’ I walked out feeling scared and devastated and violated.
The following week I ended up in the emergency room for the second time due to the way I was feeling. The attending doctor was very sympathetic ( I think it helped all 3 of my daughter were there with me) she gave me the number to another doctor there in the hospital. I contacted him and he told me that he has seen this before and that I am having in allergic reaction to it and it need to come out ASAP.
He had a surgery scheduled and set up for me immediately. So here I am at 25 and I have to have my Fallopian tubes removed and possibly my uterus. My mom is flying out from California to take care of me after the surgery because my husband could not get time off.
I hope that no more women have to go through this. Even though I was okay with not having any more children at 25 it is a bit unnerving to have you reproductive organs taken out. Upon all of the sickness, and stress and hardship it has put on me and my family. I was not fair.