I went to my OB/GYN asking to have my tubes tied in October 2012, she suggested me the Essure coils. She went on about the fantastic recovery time, the fact that it is easier on your body and much more! It sounded great so I agreed.
I had Essure coils put in on November 8, 2012. At the completion of the insertion they told me I would have no bleeding and would be feeling back to normal in the next 24hrs. I felt great that night and even the next day, however I was concerned about my excessive bleeding. By day 2, I made a phone call where the Dr Okayed my bleeding/clotting.
Day 3, I felt very tired and just not like myself, and day 4 and 5 I was so sick with night sweats, that I couldn’t wake up. I had no appetite, chills and more. I ended up in the ER at the end of day 5. I had my first infection, an infection in my cervix. I was placed on 2 antibiotics and told to continue taking Vicodin, the coils were properly placed according to ultrasound! Not to mention, I was explaining what Essure coils were to the entire ER, as none of them had ever heard of them (real comforting!!).
I was unable to care for my children from day 3 and 1/2 through to day 8. By day 8, I was feeling a little ok, but definitely wasn’t myself. On November 19, day 11, I went to the Dr begging to have the coils out! With burning in my sides (which I swear was me feeling the coils) and tears in my eyes, the Dr ever so shocked at my accusations against Essure being the cause of my many new health issues, said ‘This is the first I have ever heard anything like this, but it’s not from the coils!’ Frightened, I explained regardless if she felt it was from the coils or not, I believed it was and I need to listen to my body, I WANTED THEM OUT! She took my blood and scheduled me 2 weeks out (Dec. 3, 2012) to talk about a hysterectomy if that is still what I wanted. I was home for an hour and a half and when I received a phone call, more antibiotics because I now had a uterine infection. Wow, 2 infections I had never had prior to Essure all within 11 days.
So I Just finished my antibiotics yesterday (day 15) and still don’t feel like me! Now I was so happy to wake up on day 16 (today) with hives covering my stomach! A call in to the on-call Dr, quick solution, must have been something I had eaten. Now a prescription awaits me.
This has been the worst decision I have EVER made, I am regretful and disappointed that I didn’t do this research prior to putting them in. I am a single mom; my youngest has a genetic disorder, leaving her a full time job of disabilities and challenges. I also am 1 year out from starting my career in the Criminal Justice field. I did not work so hard studying and caring for my disabled child for the past 3 and a 1/2 years to be physically unable to work once my school is completed and my youngest starts!
I really pray that all the voices of these women can be heard and taken seriously! It is sad to know that what you thought was the right thing for you and your family, in reality, turns out to be a nightmare and the biggest mistake! I am not writing to receive money; I want them out of my body, and to stop being placed in women. They are horrible and devastating to your daily life.