I too would like to join the ESSURE lawsuit. I had Essure put in June 2006. 5 1/2 years later I am having SEVERE discomfort and pains. I have been to 3 doctors and they all say I am crazy. I am fine. BUT I AM NOT!!! I have pains in my left side,throbbing and spasm pains. It feels as if someone is pulling my ovarys down my side. needless to say, I have to pay $7000 to have these removed (the ESSURE colis) and my procedure reversed!!I am going to the specialty clinic in Chapel Hill NC. My private email is below if anyone is starting a Lawsuit. I have called Essure myslef and have left a message (weekend) asking for reimbursment and to speak to the legal department. I REFUSE to rest here! I am in constant pain. why after 5 years now? I know my body and this is the problem. I agree with pissed off husband. I am pissed off as hell!!
.Thank you for any petitions or class action lawsuit that anyone is starting!! Count me in!!!
I too had essure 2006 March. I have fibermialgia. Started like flu. Then burning in my legs. Then lower back pain with aches in wrist and ankles. Legs and arm muscles aches and pains. Heavy periods with bloodclots. Rash on stomach, headaches and noe today pain in my hips down my butttock that shoots down my legs to feet. Need them out and a Lawyer ..
There is a page of women on Facebook posting side effects talking to the fda and evenhaving involved erin brokovich check it out! They are talking to news media and much more also tweeting on twitter please join us also.
I am having the same issues as you...a lot of pain!! I have been to the doctor for this numerous times and have been sent off for ultra sounds and tests and they just keep coming back and telling me nothing is wrong. I want them out so badly but I can't get anyone to listen to me!!
I am right there with you all. My Essure coils were put in in 2007. My bleeding went on for months and I was told it was "normal" I had pain and achy joints. I then started to have excruciating cycles even my ovulation time is painful. I eat mostly vegetarian and I have always been active I gained 40lbs in the first year after the procedure. I am exhausted all the time have no energy and suffer from depression and anxiety which I believe is from being in constant pain and exhaustion. I have seen doctors and they leave me with wanting to give me sleep medication, depression medication, anxiety medication, pain medication...the list goes on. I was even told to file for disability..so I did hoping they would pay to remove it..I won!! Oh but I'm crazy? Only disability wont pay to remove them or a hysterectomy. No help..only answer they say is get a Hysterectomy only they wont approve it for my insurance because no one seems to realize one major oversight I HAVE A NICKLE SENSITIVITY!. I've had it since I was a child. No one even asked me about a possible reaction due to nickle. Now since 2007 I have had possible nickle leaching into my body?!! No wonder I feel so horrible! I'm going to Chapel Hill Fertility in NC..they are the only reputable place I could find that will reverse or remove without a hysterectomy. $7500 I have to pay because no one will help me. My husband lost part of his wife and my children have lost part of their mom...I'm tired of not being able to do things and being too tired to even be able to get a job. I want part of the class action suit. This is ridiculous!
OMG, I feel the same way, I just quit my job due to severe headaches and pain, MY husband is not happy about the lack of romance, and Im so tired and sik all the time, I keep thinking its that damn essure but no one listens at the doctors office, My graNNY kept telling me to tie my tubes but was NOT sure bout the essure as the essure was pushed at me as a new and better way, I got it done, unhappy ever since. How do I join in
Hi Deeply Disappointed. I too am having the same problems and more and have looked into having the procedure done at the Chapel Hill clinic. Have you had your procedure done yet? If so how did it go and did your health improve. I am feeling very overwhelmed because I am in constant pain and have health issues I have never experienced before the surgery...i.e, severe lower and upper back pain (to the point I had to get steroid injections)severe hair thinning ( i stopped using chemicals in my hair because I thought that was the problem but the thinning still persists...SEVERE GAS, I have never had this problem and everything I eat gives me gas and my stomach becomes so bloated I look like I am pregnant...muscule weakness in my wrists and ankles...loss of elastisity in my skin...my skin looks horrible...feeling exhausted all the TIME...and just a general feeling of poor health. I was wondering if removal improved any or all of symptoms. I was told by the GYN office that implanted the device that I would have to have a hysterectomy to have the device removed. I do not want to have that procedure done. I am at my wits end.
I am having similar problems and today I was told that my cervix is 2 cm open and my uterus is coming out. My PA told me that she has not seen this in anyone else. Now, after all the discomfort, swelling, tiredness, and weight gain, among other things that I have had since the esure procedure, I will need a hysterectomy. How do I get on board for the class action suit?
I was wondering how you got disability......i applied, got denied...appealed and has been a year. I have fibromyalgia, anxiety,chronic pain, fatigue,tachycardia,migraines........the list goes on and on. I have had it since 07.
Have not heard a word yet on appeal.
See my post above...but so many womena re having issues. You can just google Essure Health Issues and get a list practically. I'm so sorry..I so feel your pain. I was almost convinced I was crazy until I found so many other women like me.
hey I have been very ill over the past few years since I had this procedure done. Please I tell you to get your regular doctor to run tests including nickel allergy. I'm doing mine tomorrow. Scream and yell until someone listens
Hi, I also have the essure and I tell you right now, it was a bad descion,I made on my part to get. Never thought in a million years, it would cause me problems. Been in pain since 2010 and still am been taking pain meds for a while now, But in Feb of 2012 Im having my surgery in NC Chapel Hill tubal Center to get mines out cuz i refuse to get a hysterectemy nooo not here Not neva.
I too am having surgery in Chapel Hill in Feb 2012 to get my Essure removed. I am desperate like you and am in constant pains. I have had my Essure for 5 1/2 years and the past 4 months has been hell!!! See you at the Residence Inn!
Just had it done about a week ago. Besides cramping and bleeding nothing really bad has happened. I am a bit fatigued and have slight headaches, i contribute that to the constatnt bleeding though. I had to take meds before the procedure to thin my cervix, i had started my period already and when i stopped the meds before the procedure, it made th ebleeding worse. My Dr says that its normal and should stop soon. I will definately keep you ladies posted on how things are progressing. I hope like hell I don't start to experience any of those other side effect.
I had my easier done 10yrs ago.I have slight physical pain. I just dealt with it. My issue is 3months after the procedure I was diagnoised with depression and ever since. A successful wife and mother who had it all suddenly can't get out of bed. I don't regret it I have 4 wonderful children. I have no way of proving this procedure has caused my depression but I know. If I get it reversed I will be myself again.
I am also having many problems from my Essure. Check out the facebook page-- Essure problems. Click on the friend activity. You will get a phone number to a law firm that is currently working on a class action suit against Essure. This practice needs to be stopped. To many women have been hurt by this company!!!!
I had the Essure procedure done in February 2010. I have experienced reoccurring symptoms since the procedures such as stomach bloating with an appearance of being pregnant, constipation, night sweats, back and leg pain, body aches, headaches and abdominal pain on my right and left side. This week I have been very sick with vomiting, diarrhea, fever and pain in my right side. After four days of suffering I went in to see my medical doctor who referred me for a Pelvic CT Scan to check for appendicitis. I had the CT scan today and was contacted by the medical doctor who informed me that the Scan showed that the coil on my right side was no longer in my fallopian tube. I was sent immediately to my OB-GYN who was sent the CT scan report. My OB-GYN, who performed the ESSURE procedure, stated that she had never heard of the coils being any other place other than the fallopian tubes. She performed a pelvic exam which was extremely painful before sending me home stating that she would need to do more research and contact the makers of ESSURE. Needleless to say the news on the coils being dislodged outside of my tubes has scared me and my husband which resulted in us searching online for other possible patients who have been told that their coils had been dislodged from the tubes. I am afraid of what could possible happen after reading all the nightmare stories about complications with ESSURE. It helps knowing that there are others who are fighting complications with ESSURE in order to spread the word so that this does not continue to impact women lives. I have shared with my husband the numerous symptoms of pain when trying to urinate and the sharp tugging pains that I have felt on my right side. The irregular periods from one day, one or sometimes twice a month for several days with severe headaches for which I attributed to possible pre menopause but now I know better. I want to join the class action suit.
I have the essure and I as well have severe abdominal, leg, &I back spasms... Always in pain... My doctor is saying its not related, but all my tests are coming back normal &I I'm still having issues...
I had the Essure procedure done about 2 years ago, I had since had allot of pulling sensations on my left lower stomach. I had been to the doctors several times and they felt that the tugging was from my old c-section scar that was done in 2000. They did a scar revision and it helped some,Until last month when I went into the ER due to extreme pain in the same area. I had examines as well as untrasounds done and they were all fine. I told the doctors andbout my Essure and they sent a OBGYN doctor who said that it could not be because of this procedure. I was discharged with a diagnosis of unknown pelvic pain. The doctor felt like iit could of been a twisted ovary(but there was no proof of this on the ultrasounds or exams,or a cyst).The doctor said that since I was ovulating that if it was a cyst it would hurt.Not even a month later I go to my doctor and told him what was going on, he put in to have another ultrasound done. Which I have not had done yet due to my unexpected trip to the ER again. This time The scheduled me for a D & C as well as a labroscopy (for tissue removal from my c-sectionn and scar revision). Once I was in surgery they found out that my Essure coil on my left side and moved punctoring my uterus, left ovary and had tore my fallopin(sorry can't spell) tube and scratched my adominal wall,I had enternal bleeding due to this, which explained why I had been so sick for several months now. The end result is that I have my ovary, uterous stitched, the Essure completely removed and had a standard tubal done(I believe where they tie and cut and burn) to prevent pregnancy. Any info people can give me to help find out what happens next/what to look out for or even contribute to any lawsuit I would greatly appreciate it. This nearly cost me my life and if doctors weren't so easily wanting to dismiss the possibility of the Essure malfuctioning,it could of saved allot of time,pain and sickness.
I'm so sorry, I went through the same thing. I am so surprised about all the stories I have read here. I thought for years that I was the one in a thousands that something like this would happen to. I had the procedure done in late 04 or early 05 I think. But within a year I started having so much pain to the point I thought I would be taking a trip to the ER. After visiting the Doctor who did the procedure he said it wasn't the Easier causing my pain that if it moved or came out of place it would leave me during my period. After many visits to him and nothing he would do, I ran into my family Doctor at the office and she had an ultrasound set up. And then it couldn't be seen so an x-ray was taken and they found the Essur Spring under my Right Rib. Anyway after a few weeks of having the x-ray I found out I was already 7 weeks pregnant. Couldn't get the spring removed. A year or two later I finely had surgery to remove the spring. The worst 3 years of my life. Now I think I'm having issues again with the other spring that is still in. For the last year I am in constant pain, I had my gall bladder removed in November thinking it was the issue and pain started back a month later. Before that thought I was having a Heart Attack , trips to the ER. And many Doctors appt. They are not finding anything. I'm srry for making this so long but their is just so much. If you hear of anything any information that help, could you let me know.
Yes me too!! I had it done in 2004 and had some many problems with pain that I had to have a hysterectomy! Lost my job due to the amount of time off; it was a nightmare; I am on board with a class action!! cj
I had the procedure done in June 2009. This month my menstral started like normal, but when it came time for it to end, it didnt. It did get lighter, and no cramping, but i was concerned so I made an appointment to see my dr. She put me on hormone pills for a week thinking that was the problem. During the exman of my abdomen, it was tender and hurt, so she decided to do an ultrasound. 2 days later, (this past friday) I went in for the ultrasound. It revealed that 1 of the coils had come out and lodged itself in the Endometrium. My dr called me friday evening with the results. I was scared, and with my husband out of state (OTR driver) I had no one here, besides my children. They are making an appointment to see the Ob/Gyn with the recommendation for a hysterectomy.
After hearing this from my Dr. I called Essure about this, they told me that out of the 700 woman who had this done during the trial phase, less then 2% had this same problem that I am. BUT because its less then what FDA requires, us as woman patients are not told about this. I was disgusted when I heard that. I started screaming at the woman on the phone. I was so angry that I wanted to throw my phone across the room.
What it comes down to, is us woman standing up to these people and telling them that we have the right now know ANY & ALL side effects and complications..REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE FDA REQUIRES!!!
Im sitting here in pain. Coil has perforated my tube and is somewhere in my uterus. I have to wait a week for the dr to do a laparoscopic procedure which she warned me it most likely will be unsuccessful and I will have to have a hysterectomy. I'm onmy 38 and not ready for this. I had the essure placed 9 years ago and it's amazing to me they fell out almost a decade later... If anyone does a class action suit please let me know. Thanks!
Im definately All in! I had the procedure done in 2006, I have abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, very frequent headaches.. and started having bloodclots with my menstrual cycles with severe cramping. I have relocated to a different state and cannot seem to get the answers I am looking for.Not to mention my provider never told me that He was putting any form of anything metal in me, he had me under the impression the coils were plastic. I would have NEVER CONSENTEDto this KNOWING what happened to all those women with IUD's I am highly disgusted and tired of this pain!!
I had the essure inserted 11/30/11 and have the all of the same exact problems as everyone else. I have sharp pains, cramps (which I have never even had in my 39 yrs.) horrible lower back pain which keeps me in bed lots of days,I still haven't had a period but feel like I am on it constantly, weight gain for no apparent reason and bloating. I'm really tired of feeling bad and all of these symptoms have gotten worse over the last month. I had the 3 month test and everything seemed to be in the right place but something is just not right and I know now that it is not me after reading hundreds of posts and blogs. I have an appt. with the Dr. who inserted it this Monday and just want them out!!
I wish i would of read this before i had it done. Its been four months and i havent gotten my period, i have horrible back pain and i gained alot of weight. i even got this crazy body acne, all over my back, arms and chest. my doctor just tells me, its not due to the procedure but i know my body. this was a huge mistake.
I had the procedure done in August 2011 and I started having issues in December. Low back pain, gaining a lot of weight in the midsection like 30 lbs. My HMO made it sound so simple and that I would have no side effects because it's non-hormonal. It's been a living hell of pain meds and now I'm seeing a therapist for depression and anxiety that I didn't have before. I just contacted a clinic in Georgia, Lakeside that has reversals done for an all inclusive price. If there is a class action lawsuit, I want in!!
i had the Essure done in 2007 and been having pain since lower back pain having my menstral 2 time in one months.my pelvis alway feeling like it on fire IF I KNEW WHAT I KNOW NOW THERE NO WAY IN HELL I WOULD HAVE GOT THE ESSURE IF ANY ONE STATES A CLASS ACTION SUIT PLEASE LET ME KNOW
I have to have a total hysterectomy done because some how the essure device went from my left tube, and now is logged in the muscle of my uterus. I've gone a yr now with pain, almost like I'm in labor everyday. I would like to join the suite against essure.