Bloating, severe weight gain, ANXIETY, depression…
I had the Essure procedure done in May of 2011. It was done in the doctors office and I was given a valium a half hour before the procedure was supposed to start. They put me in a room and the valium took effect. I fell asleep and by the time I woke up, two hours had passed by, like they forgot me in there. I was then taken to the exam room and to say that the valium had worn off was fact. I felt everything. My appointment was for 10:00 a.m. By the time my mother and I left it was after 2:00 p.m. and I was in tears. I told my mom is was horrific and hurt and I was scared to ever go through that again. I should mention I am the mother of two girls so I’ve been labor twice. I was so traumatized by my experience that I refused to have the dye test done 3 months later. Since 2011 I have not had my annual pelvic exam, I have a hard time even going to a doctor for anything.
At first, the cramping and irregular periods were the only side effects. Then I started to notice the weight gain. My stomach pushed out like I was pregnant, even had someone make rude comments about drinking a margarita when they assumed I was with child. Then I noticed how I didn’t want to go out anymore. Becoming more and more recluse. My mood swings were dramatic. I finally snapped and was referred to a mental health profession. I was diagnosed with depression, severe anxiety/panic disorder with agoraphobia. I didn’t use to be like this. How did this happen? I can’t work, I haven’t seen friends in years, and I haven’t had a romatic relationship since.
I still have the Essure coils inside me. And because of my anxiety problems taking the first step to see a doctor about getting them removed is a battle itself. I don’t know what or how to fix this. I used to be so independent. I’m now 35-years-old and I’m a burden on my parents and a failure to my children.
I don’t want to sue anyone. I just want them taken out and I want others to know that having the Essure procedure was the worst thing I have ever done. I want the laws changed. I want them and everyone to understand that this is wrong for SO MANY women.
Thank you for reading.