Opinions about Essure?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I dropped the NuvaRing a couple years ago and went for the Paragard IUD instead: no hormones, and I don't have to think about it for 10 years.

Everything went fine and I loved it...but the past couple months, I have been having some extreme pelvic pain that is interfering with my lifestyle. The only constant variable seems to be the IUD. Spur-of-the-moment BC is not something I want to depend on...and I don't want kids. Options like uterine ablation or a hysterectomy seem invasive and, with nothing actually "wrong" with me, overly risky.

Question: Has anyone tried the Essure method? How is your experience and what side effects have you personally noticed?

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on May 31, 2013
at 03:16 PM

I was on the neuvoring for about 5 years and it COMPLETELY messed up my hormones and I'm still trying to regulate everything after almost 6 months of no birth control and trying others. I wish someone would tell the world how bad the nuvoring is for women! I'm honestly not even a believer in birth control because of what it does to your body and natural hormone system, but I understand some people absolutely HAVE to be on it for different reasons. Pelvic pain with the IUD is something that's pretty common, and I would definitely hate that as well. I've never heard of the Essure method, but I'm curious as well in hearing more.



on May 31, 2013
at 12:13 PM

I would love to hear some opinions also. Birth control pill I took for 5 years has totally messed with my hormones. But I want to be save and something reliable. When we think back to our ancestors..... I think we know the answer haha


on June 01, 2013
at 04:33 AM

I was looking into it as well. I've had two friends do it and they had polar opposite reactions. Friend A, gained 35 pounds even though she didn't change anything about how she ate or exercised (but on typical SAD) so Paleo might be different. She had occasional migraines before but now she has them frequently, like several times a week and she has a lot of cramping. Friend B, has had no problems at all and loves it. She is a walking talking ad for it.

We have spent a lot of time theorizing that the scientists might not know all there is to know about how a woman's body actually works (shocking right?). We know hormones cause ovulation and uterine wall changes but what if there is something more? What if the actual contact that the egg makes with the uterine wall is important somehow? They talk about how it blocks the sperm but it also blocks the eggs and maybe that blockage interfering with the natural cycle of; egg out of ovary, egg to uterine wall, unfertilized egg causes wall to shed...etc or maybe the back up of eggs in the Fallopian tubes causes hormonal changes like you would get from an ectopic pregnancy. I'm sorry my answer has probably not helped. I was going to get it done but I already struggle with my weight and have migraines so basically I'm too scared.

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