I had my third daughter 1st March 2012, all through the pregnancy my husband and I were telling the OBGYN that I can’t get pregnant again due to health problems. The OBGYN was constantly raving about the wonderful product that was Essure, I said ok, and had the Essure procedure in June 2012.
Within about 4 weeks I started having problems. I am constantly tired, I have trouble playing with my daughters because I can’t get down to their level. My periods have gone from every 28 days for 3 days, to every 21 days for 5 days, my periods have gone from being ‘normal’ to being for the 5 days going from ‘oh no I am hemorrhaging’ to spotting from 1 hour to another. I almost constantly have ‘brain fog’. I get night sweats in the middle of winter (when it is only 1 or 2 degrees Celsius outside) my acne has got a lot worse. I have problems with my eyes (floaters, blurring vision). I get random chest pains throughout the day, usually gone within 5-10 minutes. I am always forgetting stuff. I feel like I have constant heartburn (I am eating antacids like they are going off the market). I get cramping for 3 days before my period, right through until about a week after. I have depression most of the time. I feel like I am always tired. I have an almost constant nickel taste in my mouth. I get numbness in my extremities and stabbing pains in my ovaries. I have gained about 20kg since Essure, and can’t lose it no matter how much I exercise. I wish Essure was never invented!