My Story well My name is Susan. I have a four year old son. He’s what keeps me going! I had the essure done May 2013. I have had problems with essure ever since I woke up from having them implanted. I went to my ob and told them that I wanted to have my tubes tied. I discussed it with the nurse and she told me about essure. I wasn’t sold on it but she told me that the office only did essure that they no longer did tubal ligations. I was so desperate to have my tubes tied that I didn’t care I just wanted it done. I agreed but I shouldn’t have. The first time they tried to put the essure in was march 2013 they had me in a twilight sleep I woke up thinking that the procedure was done and the nurses told me that my cervix wouldn’t dialate and they wasn’t able to do the procedure. I went to my follow up appointment and told the doctor I don’t want essure I want tubal ligation and he agreed. Two months past and I got a call from the nurse at the doctors office she told me that they was going to try to implant the essure one more time and if they couldn’t do it then the doctor would do the tubal. I shouldn’t have agreed the doctor had told me that he was going to do the tubal and not essure I just wanted it to be done and over with so I agreed. I regret that choice to this very day. I felt like I was backed into a corner to do this essure.
The second time they put me to sleep and when I woke up they told me the essure was implanted successfully. I was in so much pain when I woke up I begged for morphine. I’ve often wondered if they didn’t force my cervix to open. I had a c section with my son and the pain after I woke up from having essure put in was way worse. When I got home i felt horrible my head hurt so bad and I called the doctors office and they were really rude to me. The nurse said your calling already? I told her about my pain that my head was hurting honestly it was the worst migrane of my life. The next 3 or 4 days after I had the procedure I didn’t get any better my head never stopped hurting I would fall asleep and wake up with it. After no help from my doctors office I went to the hospital and was given an iv with fluids and a mix of benedryl to see if that would knock the headache it didn’t I just decided to go home that no one could help me. I’ve always had migrane headaches but after having essure put in they are more frequent and crippling to be honest.
As time went on I thought I would get better instead it got worse I am always bloated I have sharp pains where the coils are It feels like they are stabbing me. For the longest time I would have to sit a certain way to keep the stabbing pain away. I often find myself positioning myself to where it can be eased if that makes any sence. I feel so tired and run down all the time. weak no energy I often find myself taking naps during the day and I never had this problem before. I just feel so weak and tired all the time like the life has been drained from my body. I also have horrible hot flashes that is one of the worst symptoms I’m 25 years old and when the hot flashes started I didn’t know what they were but as time has went on its gotten worse I wake up in the middle of the night and I’m burning up! I feel so hot its so unbearable like im on fire on the inside of my body. I have to sleep on my couch now because I can no longer sleep in my bed because of the hot flashes even on the couch I wake up burning up.
I feel so angry and bitter towards the doctors office they told me you’ll be up and back to work the next day no side effects. As time has went on its only gotten worse and I don’t know what to do or who to talk to. I’ve noticed since having this essure done that my color is drained I even look tired and run down. Before essure I looked alive now I just look plain sick and feel sick too. The other night I wondered is this what dying feels like? If I could just go back and never have had this done I would. It will be a year in may since I had essure put in. After a year of suffering I’m going to find someone that can help me get these removed. I didn’t want to tell my story on this site because I’m a very shy person but I feel like I need to be outspoken about this because the way essure is being marketed as safe and better than tubal ligation isn’t right. If my story can help one person say no to essure and have the courage to stand up and say no then I have helped prevent someone from the suffering that I’ve endured. I could go on and on about more side effects that I have experienced since having this done honestly the side effects seem to be endless like I now have ibs and stomach cramps and it goes on and on… I hope and pray that this gets taken off the market just because it sounds safe and the doctors push it as side effect free doesn’t mean that it is. Everyone is different and has different reactions to things. Just because this is side effect free for one person doesn’t mean it will be for another.