My name is Tere, I’m 38 years old and had Essure implanted April 10, 2013 after having 3 beautiful healthy babies I decided, for health reasons, to be done having babies. On July 7, 2013 my HSG showed I was blocked.
I’ve lived with mild scoliosis since I was 12 and after each pregnancy the lower back pain was getting worse. So for Health reasons I decided, against my husband’s will, to get Essure, which had been explained to me as ‘Easy, Quick, non surgical, up and about the next day [since you’re a busy mom], and a 99. 89% of no more pregnancies and No weight gain like with pills! Hey this sounded AWESOME! So I got the procedure done, with a bit of cramping but not big complications. Immediately started bleeding…..which didn’t stop until late October. It would go between a bright red to a brown color. Around October I had a pain near my kidneys which I thought was a VERY bad bladder infection or UTI. The pain was so bad I could not pic up my 8 month old, so bad that one night the pain woke me up to knock me down and I couldn’t get up for over an hour! I could not move without almost fainting. I went to the Dr in the morning. No Bladder infection, UTI, after x rays….no kidney stones…..There was NO answer to what I had. I also had shooting pains in my back…like a stabbing sensation all the time. I had the Worse heartburn Ever everyday! My eyesight was worse, I had gained weight…After losing all of it after I had my baby. Even after Breastfeeding for 16 months, diets, changing how and what I eat and diet pills…The weight STAYS! I look like I’m 7 months pregnant! My periods started back in September so for 7 months I bled everyday! My relationship with my husband was suffering as we could not be intimate and I was always upset because I didn’t know what was going on.
When my period finally began….The were Heavier, I’d stain thru my clothing all the time! I bled for 2 weeks at a time. The blood was very deep red. This is NOT how my body use to be!! I was told by my OB that my body was changing because I’d had a baby and because I was Premenopausal!!! What the HELL?? I KNOW MY BODY….THIS is NOT the case! My periods continue heavy and then all the sudden end….it’s just weird!
Among other things that I have….headaches (more migraines) my eyesight is worse, my hair falls out a lot, I cramp 25 days or more a month EVERY month…With every cramp I get I get reminded that I have these things in me!! My feet swell, actually…my face and hands feel like they swell too! I get nauseaus …just because, dizzy spells that come and go. I bleed after sex (which by the way has greatly diminished because of all the crap that’s going on!!) for days at a time. I have dry mouth and am always thirsty! And let’s not talk about GAS! I’m bloated like I have Never been bloated in my life! I ‘Toot’ when I’m walking….it’s something I can’t help because it just comes out! It’s embarrassing and humiliating. …at least my kids find it funny :/. I am VERY forgetful…something my husband can assure you I NEVER was! And very absentminded…..maybe it has to do with the bad insomnia I have!
In November the OB found that I had way to many extra cells in my uterine wall and I had to get a colposcopy….which thank God came back Ok and then also got Bells Palsy. In February of this year a weird rash on my right arm and hands that wouldn’t go away for weeks.
I by no way am having the worse symptoms that many on the ‘Essure Problems’ Facebook page are having. But reading their stories and thinking that that may be me in a few years has made my anxiety and depression come back with a vengence! I have 3 kids I have to take care of. To think that the reason WHY I had this done was for Health reasons and so I wouldn’t have to have surgery…..to say that now THESE coils will be the reason why my health will deteriorate and because of these COILS I will now have to have a surgery that will remove my uterus and tubes!! I am so mad by this!!! I get so down thinking that I did this to myself….With help and LIES from Bayer that this was ‘Safe’! I worry everyday about getting pregnant again..and that I may either miscarry or have problems or maybe even my child in the future….who knows! It makes me sick to my stomach!
I don’t know what my future holds, but I sure hope that by reading this….There will be someone who will NOT have these things…this E-Hell in them! Please rethink it! PLEASE!!
I have yet to begin my journey in removing them….it will be a financial burden but will do all we can so I can get these out! E-sisters. …I’m praying for all of you! And also praying for all those thinking of getting them.
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