First and foremost, i thought this new age procedure they came out with was a godsend. How could it not be when they sold it as such. Outpatient ten minute procedure with no incisions, side effects and all natural birth control. It sounded to good to be true and i should have known better and waited. I should have done more research and waited for the reviews to come in, but since i was done with the child bearing years, i was over it and wanted to enjoy myself freely without worrying anymore about getting pregnant. I just had my third child and was done. I was ready to start enjoying my life in my late 30’s and was overjoyed with reaching my early 40’s with no stress and worries. Sad to say, my happiness didn’t last long.
At first it was a vaginal irritation, somewhat chaffing and inflammation of the vaginal area every three or four months in the first two years. I was somewhat perplexed because in my lifetime, i have had only two yeast infections and didnt really know what was happening. I started treating myself with Monistat or generic three day medication process and after two or three days, it would subside and i would feel comfortable again. However, the third year was once every two-three months but more intense with full blown inflammation, in the clitoris area, yeast infection symptoms, full chafing and it burned when i urinated and irritated and sensitive when had tight jeans or pants on. It started about two weeks before my menstrual and would not go away unless i treated it with some sort of yeast infection medication, usually three day program. Now in my fourth/fifth year, its becoming a once a month horrific process with two week discomfort in vaginal area when ovulating and turns into a full blown blazing irritating process with one week of menstrual period which leaves one week of relief before it starts all over again.
This procedure has altered my life in so many ways. I am a woman in my prime sexual age in my early forties and cant seem to have a normal sex life with my husband which i have been with since i was a teenager. Besides the fact that this monthly ritual is a nightmare and between the weeks of discomfort with applying medications and pain and discomfort in my womanly area followed by my monthly menstrual, i am left with one week period a month that i feel normal. For the first time in my life i know when i’m ovulating as i feel the symptoms commencing and know that this is the time again.
I am truly angry at myself for not doing the research, but more angry at the company and individuals who blessed this procedure and was not rightfully advised of all the problems one would possibly get later in the years to follow. I feel that i have been robbed of my rightful last years of enjoyment in my prime age and i am angry that i was so careless and trusting which ultimately allowed myself to go through this procedure and now have a lifetime headache to deal with because its either deal with what i am getting now or get a full blown hysterectomy which i have read some women get in order to remove the coils that were placed in the fallopian tubes. God bless the women that i have read that have far more problems and dangerous pain and problems because of this procedure. I am truly sorry for the pain these women are going through.
I just wanted to write a little something for all the women out there that are looking for permanent birth control. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS!!! This has taken away my peace and enjoyment of life and is really starting to affect me personally and psychologically. I warn you to stick to the old methods since this procedure is obviously in its testing phase with trial and error being done every day. I hope I/We can figure something about but truly am distressed over this matter since it is getting dramatically worse for me and starting to affect my life in a negative way.
Good luck and best wishes.