Post # 1
I’m going in for the essure procedure on Thursday. I’m a little nervous about placement because while I should be on my period now, I have only been seeing ‘old’ brown blood/lining. I’ve missed a period here and there in the past, due to stress and other things, and this time I think its because I recently started a new exercise program. Anyway, wish me luck, I’m really hoping my OBGYN can place the coils successfully..
Anyone have any recommendations for before or after the procedure?
Post # 3
Well in case anyone is thinking about it, here’s my take.
Took ibuprofen last night, and then this morning I was directed to take 2 vicodin, 2 lorazepam, and one more ibprofen an hour before the appointment. I ate a container of yogurt since the ibuprofen is supposed to be taken with food.
Got down to the facility where I was quickly checked in, did a quick pregnancy test, blood pressure, then received a shot to my hip for my muscles which hurt like a normal shot. After a few minutes my doctor came in and I put my feet up like a pap test appt. She inserted a speculum and put 5 shots into my cervix to dilate it. I didn’t feel anything except a little pressure from the injections. Speculum came out and we waited about half an hour. Darling Husband stayed in the room with me and we chatted away until she came back with a couple nurses. Another speculum goes in for a minute while she placed the camera, then she found a tube, inserted the coil, found the other, inserted the coil, and took a quick look around for anything unusual. I didn’t even feel and pain or cramping. Everything came out and I waited a moment before sitting up. When the nurse said it was OK, I got up, cleaned up and dressed. Legs were shaky between the medicine and stirrups and the cramping started soon after.
I did throw up on the way home, then a couple hours later at home, which is from the vicodin, I never do well with it. I am resting now as the cramps are mild but combined with the medication, enough to keep me in bed today. Overall, the procedure was completely painless. Hope this is helpful for anyone planning on it.