I was talked into Essure in March of 2011. My OB/GYN told me being a diabetic this would be a better procedure for me over having surgery and having to be intubated with surgical healing after. The literature I read showed the procedure as being fairly standard. My OB/GYN said he had done many of them and that I could even have it done in the office. I chose to have it done. I had it done, spent the next 4 months driving back and forth to the Doctor’s office with pain and bleeding and non-stop issues. Pains, depression, lethargy, inability to function physically at times, weight gain are all things that I had after this procedure.
In July of 2012 I was at work and ended up in the emergency room doubled over in pain. The emergency room staff did everything they could but found no reason for me to be so sick. I was admitted to the hospital and sent home after being told that it was all in my head. I was rushed back to the hospital 2 days later with the same doubled over pain. This time it happened when I was driving on the interstate with my son in the car. My OB/GYN told me that he didn’t think it was the Essure because he had never had anyone have problems with them. I tried to stick it out for the 6 weeks he wanted me to and wait to get more testing. After 2 weeks and with each ovulation and period making this worse, I ended up in his office begging for something to be done.
Early September 2012 I had the Essure taken out during a laparoscopic Salpingectomy. I am now feeling better. No longer having the immense pain associated with ovulation and periods each month. I no longer am having the severe depression and lethargy and am now getting back to myself physically. I have lost almost 20 pounds and am still trying to get back to my old self. I am not far from where I want to be.
Essure was the worst decision I could have ever made. I would not wish what I went through on my worst enemy. I recently talked a woman out of getting this done and in a tiny way it makes my struggle worth it.