After having my 5th child, I was talked into getting the Essure implants by my then Ob-Gyn. He made his case by saying it was better, quicker, easier, and cheaper, and the only method of permanent birth control my insurance would cover. I was young and dumb and went along with it.
I had the procedure on April 22nd, 2011. 4 years ago. The last 4 years of my life has been hell. I’ve been suffering since the moment I came out of the procedure. I can home that day with a HUGE wound/scab on my behind that was NOT there before hand. It lead to MRSA. My OB-Gyn to this day swears it was pre-existing….um, no!
Since the procedure I’ve been a mess. I was relatively ‘normal’ before. I’ve had nothing but constant headaches, migraines, and pain ever since. My periods are a nightmare. They last +/- 3 months at a time and I’m lucky if I get a 2-3 day break. They are painful, super heavy, and I can barely function. I feel weak, exhausted, faint, and just worn out deep down to my soul.
I have constant abdominal pressure and if I sit or stand to long, I feel like I’m contracting. My lower back hurts constantly and I get fevers all the time. My hormones are out of control, and my once beautifully clear and perfect skin has been destroyed with disgusting acne. NOTHING helps.
My primary Dr. doesn’t seem to ‘want to go there’ and just says it’s all normal side effects of Essure…duh! My kids get sad and say they don’t feel comfortable having me volunteer in their classes because of all the ‘dots on my face’ and because I move like I’m in pain and walk slow. It’s embarrassing.
My hair is so thin and falls out from the stress of it all. I feel like I live on Midol for the menstral mess, Even after 5 kids, I was NEVER this abnormal until I had the procedure. I’ve become anti-social, I don’t want to say depressed, but I’m definitely miserable. Every day is a challenge. Essure has ruined my life, and I don’t know what to do.
I haven’t had my yearly pap since then bc of my constant periods I am never clear from it to get a clean test. My Dr says I need one, and won’t refer me to a OB-Gyn (got droped by my last one after complaining about the post-essure MRSA wound), until I get a pap, but haven’t been able to get one. I feel stuck. I’m literally at the point where I cry every night in regret and would give everything I have for a hysterectomy just to be rid of all this mess Essure has created in me. I envy those without it. I’m 33 years old, and am so sick of life this way.