In 2009 I was told Essure would help me with my hormone fluxuations and acne. She convinced me that this was the only way to get it under control. She said I could no longer have kids which was devastating to me. We discussed it and she assured me that this was the only way to fix it. I struggled with the idea and outcome of this procedure. From the time I had Essure put in I had chronic headaches and infection, yes I smelled. I went back to her multiple times with horrible cramps and infection. I also started to get rashes and a tin taste in my mouth and my joints got stiff. I switched to plastic forks and spoons as it was too much with the tin taste I already had in my mouth. I hurt all the time and I bled very heavily on during and after my periods. I was told I couldn’t be allergic to them because they were made of Nickel. She failed to tell me she perforated (poked a hole) in my uterus and my right ovarian tube. This was painful and depressing. I was miserable and searched the internet for a solution. I felt as though I was putting my kids on the back burner to tend to my constant problems from the Essure. In 2011 I found Dr. Greene at Lakeshore Surgical Center in Georgia. He is the only one who can fix the Essure and even reverse it. I flew to Georgia with my husband. He removed the Essure from the left tube and reattached my tubes. He had to stitch up the holes and give me a DNC to get remove the right tubes Essure as it was floating around in my uterus. It was in pieces making scar tissue in my uterus. He told me the right tube would not work due to the damage of the hole and Essure damage. He gave me antibiotics and told me those symptoms will go away and they did! I am renewed and back to my old self minus the hormone and acne issues. He gave me the Essure in a jar as a souvenir of what I have gone through. I have been pain and infection free. In my opinion Essure has made my life a living hell for 2 years and took a lot away from me and my family.
-much better now, Stevi