I had the Essure placement done in June 2012, and have had nothing but problems/issues since. I’ve gained at least 15lbs. After doing research, I came to the conclusion that the necessary estrogen is not going through my fallopian tubes because they are blocked. That goes down to the uterus that will cause fertilization of the eggs. I can see the fat in my stomach and abdomen area. I look like I’m 7 months pregnant. I workout at least 3 days a week and of those 3 days, I spin two and still have not been able to keep this weight off.
I went to the doctor on a Saturday and weighed in at 153 and 9 days later went and weighed in at 163.5, which is ridiculous. I’ve never weighed this much, ever in my entire life. I feel bloated all the time, even after I ate a very small sandwich. With that being said, I think that’s why I’ve gained all this weight. I have severe right and left side pain. My cycle is off, I’ve gone six weeks before I had one and now I’m late again.
Having the Essure placement was the worst decision I’ve ever made, and I’ve made some. If, I could go back a year, I would have not had this procedure. I did it because of the recovery time. The doctors do not tell you that they get a percentage of placing these tubes in their patients. The doctors do not tell you all the side effects. The only thing they will tell you is the coils are hormone-free and should not cause weight gain.
I would suggest everyone to do a research on how the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus work together. The ovaries control your hormones, which releases an egg each month and that egg travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus. When the tubes are blocked, the egg (hormone) is unable to travel for fertilization. So, when the hormone does not travel, what happens to it? No doctor, is explaining any of this. If I had known this prior to the procedure, I would have not had the Essure. I would have stayed on the birth control pills, which the pills stop the egg from releasing from the ovary.
There’s so much research that needs to be done on the Essure. I really wish they would take it off the market and allow each female to get her Essure reversed. After doing all this research, the clinic in NC, Chapel Hill, is a clinic that performs the reversal and it costs $7,000.00 which has to be paid prior to reversal. Also, if you have/need to cancel the reversal for whatever reason, they charge $1,000.00 per cancellation.
I am PRAYING that all of us can get this reversed. I’m sure the FDA has received more complaints than they would like. Granted, I have read that some women don’t have any problems/issues, and that goes to show you that every female body is different. However, when there are more complaints than good results, something should be done.