Fibromyalgia patient blames Essure on disease
Tamara Meyers believes her fibromyalgia was caused by Essure implants, and she continues to suffer years after her initial procedure. Meyers is not the first person to report pain and fibromyalgia after getting Essure. During a congressional briefing, Kim Hudak also shared the health problems that appeared after she had the procedure.
Tamara Meyers used to work at Harper Motors, but Essure changed her life, and she worries her energy will never return. The North Coast Journal reports that Meyers was forced to go to the emergency room because of her fibromyalgia. She is one of many patients who report adverse side effects after getting the Essure implants.
Kim Hudak also believes her fibromyalgia and other health problems are connected to Essure. After getting the birth control implants, she developed multiple health problems. Hudak shared her experience during a congressional briefing that gave women the chance to talk about their experiences with Essure. Both Hudak and Meyers eventually had surgery to remove the implants, but their health continues to suffer.
Meyers stated that she felt pressured by her doctor to get Essure because it was a nonsurgical, in-office procedure that provided permanent birth control. However, she began to develop problems immediately after the procedure, and they continue to affect her life. Patients often report severe pain, headaches, numbness, vertigo, fatigue, anxiety and other symptoms.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to get a correct diagnosis, and many doctors hesitate to blame the implants. Dr. Julio Novoa states, “So you have women going from doctor to doctor to doctor, sometimes suffering daily pain . . . just looking for someone to help them.” Meyers spent months in pain before she was able to get the implants removed. If you believe you have suffered adverse side effects from the device, then you can report it to the FDA through the MedWatch online voluntary reporting form.
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