After having a surprise baby in 2007 when I was 32 (I already had an 18, 16 & 14 year old at the time) and now having high blood pressure, I was advised that it was dangerous for me to get pregnant or stay on the Depo shot. I had Essure implanted in 2011. The procedure itself was incredibly painful as was the procedure to check if they were in the correct place and working. I did not notice any immediate problems, however, over the last 2 years I have had increased pain, along with multiple other issues. I had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2008/2009 so I thought this was an increase in problems related to that. Over the past year my PCP has been treating me for a Fibro flare up with little actual relief. I was pretty much resigned to ‘this is life with a chronic health issue’. My symptoms have included daily pelvic cramping, daily headaches, hip pain, back pain, memory loss, sleeplessness, breast tenderness (which caused my GYN to put me on a low dose birth control), exhaustion, and all over body cramping and pain. I am aware some of my symptoms are truly related to having Fibromyalgia and am usually able to control those with medication. However, for the daily cramping and headaches there has been no relief.
I am now a 40 year old single mother to a wonderful little 7 year old boy. I am his sole financial and emotional supporter. I have been blessed with wonderful family/friends that pitch in and help when they are able. However, if I get worse and am unable to work…….the thought just makes me want to cry.
So, I am terrified that I will be in pain forever! I am terrified that these coils could migrate from my tubes into other parts of my body! I am terrified that I will have to have them and other parts of my body removed! I am terrified that if I don’t I could die!
I AM TERRIFIED!!!!!
I am also now dedicated to spreading the word regarding this product/procedure and telling every woman I know to stay away from it. I do not want another woman to go through the misery and pain I am now suffering. And I will continue to do so until this product is removed from every doctors office!