Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome

Friday, May 30, 2008

What Is Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome?

If you've just found this blog, then chances are you're wondering exactly what Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome is. Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome, or PTLS for short, is an iatrogenesis condition , meaning “Doctor caused” or “Doctor produced.” Many women suffer after having a Tubal Ligation. This condition comes with a whole long list of Symptoms, which I shall share with you now.

1. Ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy (well known risk of tubals)
1a. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling, chills
2. Bouts of rapid heart beat
3. Irritability
4. Mood swings, sudden tears
5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
7. Loss of libido
8. Dry vagina
8a. Itchy vagina-at times raw like, can radiate from whole area, with absence of yeast infections.
8b. Color change in vaginal area. (color gets darker - purple/black)
9. Crashing fatigue
10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
13. Disturbing memory lapses
14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence
14a.Prolapse of uterus due to rapid decreases in estrogen levels.
15. Itchy, crawly skin
16 Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
17. Increased tension in muscles
18. Breast tenderness
18a. Decrease in breast mass
19. Headache change: increase or decrease
20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
21. Sudden bouts of bloat
22. Depression
23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
24. Increase in allergies
25. Weight gain
26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
28. Changes in body odor
29. Electric “shock” or “stabbing” sensation under the skin.
30. Tingling in the extremities
31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor
33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier.

I personally suffer from more than half of these symptoms. Some of them happen only when my monthly cycle is either due, or arrives, and some of them can happen at random without warning. There are some days, typically the first couple of days when my period arrives, where I can barely make it out of bed because the pain and cramps are so severe. Yet my regular Doctor told me these were normal after a Tubal, and that I had nothing to worry about. When I went back to him a year later because the symptoms hadn't lessened, he told me it was "All in my head."

If you know of anyone who appears to be suffering from some of these symptoms, and they've had a Tubal Ligation, point them in this direction, or better yet, print this post out and show it to them. For those ladies who are considering a Tubal Ligation - don't do it! You will regret it for the rest of your life!
posted by PTLS Sufferer at 10:56 PM

46 Comments:

I hear what your saying! I had a tubal 9 years ago and regret it every month. I feel normal for one week every month and after I ovulate it's down hill from there... thanks for the site.

June 18, 2008 at 3:19 PM  

I never thought that any of the symptoms that i had could have been from my tubal,, before i had my girls i had the best periods, they would last 2-3 days light flow and everything now ever since i had the tubal done which was just this past december i have the worst cramps,mood swings and hot flashes, change in my flow and so on. After going to the dr and talking with my about what i was going through and him telling me that it was just a change seeing as im getting older(which im only 25) i decided to research on the net and found your site, i didnt realize that there was an actually condition from this, it was kinda just bothering me that it feels like when i lay on my stomach sometimes and move the wrong way that its pulling,, thank you for posting this site i will defintly be talking to my dr about this.

July 14, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

I a tubal ligation performed 9 years ago. I am insane 2 weeks before my period! I have panic attacks and severe depression. My period is heavy and ultra painful, with the pain radiating into the back of my thighs. On top of all that I have gained a lot of weight, my hair falls out, I cannot sleep, and I constantly think about death. I have approximately 2 weeks I can function as a normal individual. I cannot work and it is up to my husband to be the sole provider. My life is a nightmare. I regret having had a tubal ligation and I thank you for this site which has enabled me to vent my anguish.

April 9, 2009 at 4:46 AM  

I had mine after my son was born,almost 17 years ago. If I knew back then. That I would be having these many problems now, I would never had gone threw with it. I did not have your normal tubal ligation. Mine where clamped where the tube and ovary meet.I am not 38 and I am thinking , do I wait til menapouse or have it taken care of now ...

June 25, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

I am in tears reading your posts. I have suffered most of the symptoms listed after having my tubal in 2004 the day my son was born. The first yr I expected things to be whacky - but FOUR years later? No. I definitely have PTLS but don't know what to do now. I can't live like this til menopause - in fact I refuse to. I just don't know if the reversal will help? I'm at a loss and I'm really struggling with this every month. Thanks for being here - you help me feel like I'm not losing my mind! You're a blessing.

August 21, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

My daughter has full blown PTLS and her life has been horrible since it was performed. She has been to no less than 10 doctors, she has been in pain for the past two years, gained 75 lbs, has hormonal hives, and is just plain miserable.

We now have the money for her reversal, she just has to lose 30 lbs to get down to the weight for the reversal to be performed. Please warn everyone you know and let them know just how horribly this surgery can impact womens' lives.

September 1, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

I have been considering getting a tubal ligation done. I am scheduled for surgery in less then two weeks. Thank you for your posts, I am canceling the procedure. I am not going to do it! My OB did not mention any of the risks or PTLS. God, am I glad I found beforehand.
thanks again...

November 21, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

I had my tubal done in Feb 2004 and have been living a nightmare since. Pain, bleeding, and no sex drive are the worst symptoms. I am so glad I found this blog. Now I can take this to my MD and tell him I am NOT crazy and it is NOT all in my head. God Bless you.

November 28, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

very informative blog about
tubal reversalthanks for sharing this blog
thanks

January 3, 2010 at 11:41 PM  

I had my tubal ligation a year ago and yet i only had my memstruation once and thats six months ago. Is it because of my ligation?

January 4, 2010 at 3:27 AM  

Wow! I thought it odd the way my Dr seemingly kept trying to talk me out of it. I thought it was just because he wanted me to be sure I no longer wanted children and I assured him I can't become an empty nester soon enough (LOL) He even suggested the new procedure called Essure and I told him I didn't want any follow-ups or maintenance etc. I just wanted to be done with trying to "not get pregnant". I have to say I found this site because my gut was telling me not to do it, I have been a little uncomfortable since making the appt for surgery which is 2 weeks away. I had the Mirena IUD inserted and thought I would die the day of insertion & suffered terrible pain every day afterwards and finally had it removed which is when I settled on TL. I found your site for a reason, my gut told me to look up blogs from real people because Doctors, my Dr included, don't tell you everything although he tried his hardest to steer me away, he never said why. Thanks to your site I now know why I was always uneasy. I am cancelling my surgery ASAP! Just not sure what I'll do for birth control now and believe me I've tried EVERYTHING on the market so far with bad side effects. Can anyone share a good experience with birth control or am I just doomed until menopause? Thanks!

February 26, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

I just found this site as I'm doing research for a college paper. Here's my story: I have 3 daughters and had one miscarriage early on in the pregnancy. In March 1995 at the age of 35 I chose tubal ligation, and by Christmas my periods had changed. I had left my husband and 2 youngest daughters in March of '96. Although my doctor had me on birth control again, it was not addressing the symptoms. Thankfully, my husband and I reunited after a year of this insanity, and he has been very supportive of me ever since.

Over the past 13 years my symptoms have progressed. It started with my period, 4 days of bleeding then a 1 day break and another 5 days heavy bleeding. The doctor explained it was because I was no longer on the pill. After 10 years, he explained it as "normal".

For the last 10 years I've become allergic to foods I've eaten all my life (milk & eggs specifically). I have suffered depression, which was medicated; extreme exhaustion the week before and 2 days into my period. The exhaustion I feel is the same as if I'd been awake for 3 days straight (yes, I've done that when I was younger, so I have a comparison). I'm scared to drive when this happens. I cannot focus on anything at all, and the only cure is crawling back in bed, even if I just woke up.

All my periods before the pill were easy, no cramps, pain or headaches. After TL they have progressively gotten worse. I also now have cysts on both ovaries, which of course get extremely inflamed during my period.

The week before my period starts is horrible for anyone around me. I get extremely upset about something, and hold that grudge for the week, making life misearable for all around me. (This is a new discovery). I am lucky to have a DH who understands and copes with my raging hormones and temperment.

Thankfully I am 48 now, and my periods have changed to every 2 months so I figured I'm nearing menopause for real. Although I will not seek a reversal, I am glad to know my symptoms for the past 13 years have been real, and caused by something other than "it's normal".

I hope this information keeps at least one woman from having a tubal ligation.

August 7, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

I am so glad to find this blog! I had my tubal ligation 3 years ago. Every since I have had a lot of the symptoms listed. I didn't realize it until my OB in passing said something about maybe it has to due with my tubal (she is a different doc then the one who did it). I am only 30 and feel like a crazy person. My family doc has dismissed me and just keeps trying to prescribe different drugs for each symptom. I am in nursing school now and have access to medical journals, and found a study down about PTLS. I am not crazy!!! But what can I do about it?

September 14, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

i have most all of the symptoms.hot flashes, the itching,no sex drive hardly ever the feeling of being useless & wanting 2 end it all & join my son that passed away this yr.being tired all the time after sleeping 8 hrs. ive been geting dizzy spells to
i have head aches bad 1s everyday i never used any birth control b4 i had my gurl so web md dont know what there talking about at all i haven't told any 1 about my symptoms ive been having 1 im 2 broke 2 afford a dr vist only 2 be laugh at & 2 i didn't want any1 to think i was losing my mind i never told my parter about what i was going through he would just take it the wrong way & think its him when its not him its me really it is i had my tubes tied in April of 2010 my partner always asks me why im so moody & in a bad mood all the time & i didnt know why i came off like that 2 him & my symptoms have been getting worse over time not better im 26 i should be like this at my age nice to know im not going insane like i 1st thought thanks 4 the web site glad im not the only 1 going through this blessed be all

November 6, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

I had my tubal 4 1/2 years ago. Starting August 30 of this year, I've had SEVERE pain in my abdomen (increased by sex w/ DH). First obgyn i went to after seeing family dr. said he was fine with my pain level and didn't want to pursue it. Ummm.. glad he was happy with it, but I sure wasn't! Went for a 2nd opinion to an ob/gyn that was highly recommended by friends. He went through several scenarios with me, knowing that hormones are not an option for me because they worsen my depression symptoms significantly. We tried antibiotics for a possible infection, then today I had a diagnostic laparoscopy with video... absolutely NO physical problems were seen today. however, he told DH about PTLS. According to my dr., the best 'cure' for PTLS is hysterectomy. I'm all for it! After looking at PTLS tonight, I find that I've had a LOT of these symptoms and not known that they were possibly related to my tubal ligation. BTW, thanks for having this site. We need to be informed about our bodies and what can happen to them. Believe me, i'll be doing more research into hysterectomies, but from what I've seen so far, the benefits far outweigh the risks in my situation.

November 15, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

Yeah this is great..
now in this modern world nothing is impossible..
Tubal Ligation Reversal is now become very secure..
but remember successions of this operation depends upon the doctor's moves.so be sure that Doctor is experienced in this field.

March 9, 2011 at 11:23 PM  

I had my tubal ligation over 23 years ago after concieving twin boys and glad I done it.I have had no problems with mine

March 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM  

oh pahleese! PTLS? I just had a tubal back in October and everything is fine, except that now my periods suck worse than ever, but I don't attribute that to PTLS. If this were a real condition I feel certain my doctor would have warned me about it. If you read over the symptoms of PTLS you'll see that most of them are just signs of crappy overall health and I can't phatom a doctor attributing them to a condition that doesn't even exist as far as doctors are concerned! Maybe instead of saying you have PTLS you should just consider the fact that you're AGING!!!

March 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM  

to add to what I was saying: I have never had "normal" periods and my periods only suck worse than ever now because I have a bad attitude about them. I think "this sucks I have to keep having periods if I'm not having more kids." Also, as you get closer to menopause your periods get really whacked out sometimes. That's just basic aging, not a condition that doesn't exist: something I found on the internet: PTLS is not widely accepted or recognized in the medical community as a true syndrome or diagnosis. THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S NOT A REAL CONDITION! I can't believe this whole page is nothing but posts about a condition that doesn't exist. Gee, why don't we just start talking about UFO's and ghosts while we're at it!?!??!

March 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM  

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March 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

and one last thing: for all those who've CANCELLED their tubal because of these posts: have fun continuing to worry about getting pregnant when you obviously don't want to get pregnant!

March 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

Wow!!!! I truley never thought that I could be suffering these changes due to my tubal ligation years ago. I never had a problem with a large belly. Since the operation, I cant shake it. I feel that my hormones have been off for years that I thought I was gling through menopause early. People would say, no youre not, but this certainly makes it a possibility. I have no way to reverse the surgery, neither the money or the fact that the tubes were cauterized. What can I do to make it better?

April 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM  

Wow, what's up with the haters? PTLS is real. I am glad that it doesn't happen to all women who get a tubal, because I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. If you need more information there is another blog that can help too.

www.ptlsisreal.blogspot.com

April 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

Gee SANDY, just because you don't think you have this condition doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
For me, my problems only started after I had a tubal ligation 2 years ago, I have major lower back trouble, majorly heavy periods, hot flashes, MAJOR PMS and thats just the beginning. There has to be something that is causing all these symptoms all at the same time and it seems a bit strange that they all started after I had a tubal ligation.
Sandy, you don't have these symptoms except for heavy periods, well your lucky!!! I am only 30 so please don't tell me that its due to menopause or getting old. I think your living in a fantasy world. Why don't you spread your hate somewhere else.
For everyone else experiencing this, I hope it all works out for you.

May 7, 2011 at 8:33 PM  

I had my tubal about 2 years ago I just found this site and before that I've been thinking something was really wrong with me.I do suffer from more then half of the symptoms but the one that I struggle most with is my sex life.I'm not that into it anymore and when I am my husband thinks something is wrong because I don't get wet like I use to. What do I do I don't have the money to get a reversal and even if I did we really don't want anymore kids. There has to be another way.

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June 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

I regret mine as well. Every day :(

Can it be reversed if the tubal is reversed?

July 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Great site, thanks for the stories. Mine is much of the same--I am unable to lose a lb and I have always been very fit. My moods are what scare me. I get so down and crabby--like someone else mentioned--3 out of 4 weeks in the month I am miserable. Does anyone have any natural remedies? There is simply no way we can afford a reversal at this point.

August 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

Oh NO! I never asked about the long term after effects. I just wanted to get it done. I'm still recovering after four days now. I was interested in seeing what's next if anything. I found this site and started to worry. I'll keep a watch on any changes but I find it funny that a lot of those symptoms were already a part of my life. So I'm just going to have to hang in there a little stronger.

October 17, 2011 at 6:19 PM  

I am having the same issues. I had my TL done in August of 2001, and since then things have never been the same for me. I have horrible mood swings during that time, my bleeding during the first 3-4 days is uncontrollable and VERY heavy with excrutiating cramps and headaches..sometimes they get so bad that I can't get out of bed, I itch constantly with no dry skin or rashes present, my hair is thin and brittle, and I'm constantly tired. I feel I have 1 normal week a month (If I'm lucky). I have scheduled to have a Tubal Reversal done in May of this year. Not only am I looking forward to the chance to have another baby, but from everything I've read and all the women I've talked to, this surgery very well could put an end to my PTLS! Here's to hoping!

March 2, 2012 at 6:33 AM  

I would just like to say to all who read "Sandy's" comment...do not be discouraged by what you have read. It is obvious that she did not take enough time to research the condition and seems to fall in the trap of believing everything that is told to her by her doctors...my guess is she probably would believe in UFO's if the government said they were real! Ladies...we know out bodies...enough said. I had a tubal ligation after my 3rd daughter was born...I was 21 years old. With in 2 months of the ligation I began having anxiety attacks so bad that I had to call an ambulance on numerous occasions. Though out the last 12 years I have suffered from severe depression, anxiety attacks, acne, severe blood clotting and heavy bleeding during periods, hair loss, severe mood swings,migraine headaches, fibrocystic breast disease,and the list goes on. Every month the week before my cycle begins my I go through bouts of heart palpitations and increased blood pressure. Let it be noted I had none of these issues before my tubal ligation...and I never took birth control in the first place so that can not be the doctors excuse for these horrible changes.I have been told I may be going though early menopause! Come on people...I am only 33 years old..I have been to the emergency room doctors, my regular doctor, obgyn's and no one can tell me what is going on. My doctor did say that although she believes this may be a real condition, the insurance companies will not recognize it as one. Lastly, women...if you do research...these symptoms are generally a product of what is called Estrogen Dominance..and low progesterone levels. ( Which is also a leading culprit in breast cancer )So..when people say PTLS is not real because Doctors haven't said so, feel free to let them know they should look up these conditions that have been recognized by doctors..just with different names. Not all women may suffer from PTLS because everyone's physiological make up is different along with an enormous list of other reasons.I am most likely getting a tubal reversal in October. A big expense but worth the try!

March 31, 2012 at 9:46 AM  

Just so everyone is aware: PTLS is recognized by the American College of Obsetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and their 40,000+ members, but they have a policy not to disclose it to women. There is a campaign to change legislation and to pass an informed consent statute to advise women of all the dangers and risks tubal ligation can cause.

March 31, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

God bless you for this site, i thought I was crazy.

May 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM  

No your right in that the medical professionals have no idea what this is. I can tell you first hand that I had none of these symptoms befor I had my tubal ligation. Call it what you want it is a real thing!!! I guess bleeding every 7 days is normal at 33? Does menopause start in your twenties? I don't think so. I had this operation done 4 plus years ago and started having problems 6 months after. I have always been slim and in shape I work out and watch what I eat. Somehow I am gaining weight, my periods are every 7 days. I can't sleep at night. I have hot flashes,cold sweats, night sweats, my hair is falling out. I have lost my sex drive. My skin is so dry it cracks. Somehow this is all in my head? None of this existed before the tubal. Oh and crashing fatigue so bad I fell asleep behind the wheel and was almost killed. I have talked to so many women who have had a tubal and most of them ended up having a histerectomy. I guess that's where I am headed. Now I tell every women if they are thinking of a tubal...DO NOT DO IT!!!!!! DO NOT DO IT!!! It will ruin your life

July 23, 2012 at 7:52 PM  

Each year in the Unites States alone more than 10 million women have a tubal ligation (tubes tied). But many of these women after it is completed feel that it should never have been done. There are many reasons why women seek Tubal Ligation Reversal Surgery.

September 11, 2012 at 4:44 AM  

Often caused by nickel allergy. 10% of everyone is allergic.

I had a tubal 7 months ago. Slowly I got sick but now it is worsening fast. Intense pain, ovarian cysts, psychotic pms, heavy bleeding, constant nausea, bloat that makes me look pregnant, IBS, gas headache, inability to have sex due to pain, all my pants hurt except maternity sweatpants.

I am allergic to nickel. Twice before surgery I was asked about nickel allergy, twice said yes. I was ignored, no skin test was even performed to make sure. Now I am too sick to play w my kids.

Treatment is barbaric. Instead of removing allergenic cause, clips are left in while patient suffers, cysts removed until an ovary is destroyed, then ovary n tube removed leaving other nickel clip in til eventually uterus is destroyed, FINALLY a hysterectomy and then the allergen is gone and patient gets better.

Im very sad that I have to suffer in sick agony until all of what makes me a woman rots out and im left with a dead end orifice. The thought of it being the only "useful" part of myself left makes sex seem utterly repellant.

I feel I have as much rights to my reproductive organs as a sterilized cow and feel "put out to pasture" and I know misogeny is alive and well in medicine because if men had clips on their balls that caused 10% of them to lose their testicles u can bet that nickel-free clips would be made for them.

So ill chop out my womanhood piece by piece til im just an empty shell and ill get old and die young. Great. See, im done having kids so my usefulness as a woman is only about my parental dutied and my quality of life, my longevity, my sexual self, and my comfort mean NADA.

October 29, 2012 at 4:41 AM  

I had my tubal done in 2010 when I was 24 after having my 3rd child, for the pass 2 years, I get ovarian cyst EVERY month which the doctors tells me to just let it rupture. I only get a week out of the month with no pains in my stomach and back but the headaches are constant. I've tried different birth controls prescribed by the doctors which only makes it worse because I go through every side effect. I just want it to stop, I have to sit at work with these pains and its just too much. I'm 26 years old and can't enjoy a full day without pain. Is there ANYTHING I can do to stop this because obviously the doctors are no help.

November 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM  

Here we are in 2012 and I would like to know more about this. Eczema showed up in a rage three years ago...Lower back pain and loss of libido and on and on...is there anything new on this since the first post came out....Betsey

December 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM  

I have over half of the symptoms as well. I have been to numerous doctors and they say it's anxiety and depression. That i Have IBS. I'm too young for early menopause so i think it's in your head maybe your to overly stressed.I have been put on just about every anit-depressants and anxiety meds it only makes it work. I had my tubal 5 years ago and i knew instantly that it was mistake my symptoms were almost immidate and i have been trying to figure it out since then. I told my mom and husband something isn;t right something happened to me when i got my tubes tied. but everyone kept saying no that can't be. so finally in december 2012 I asked god to help me i was just tired of being turned away. I believe in god very much but i have never been one for praying to often but i asked and he showd me. I was on the internet and googled symptoms of tubal ligation and what do u know PTLS popped up. I read a list similar to yours and I cried. I felt relief that I wasn't actually going crazy and that there was a cause to all my problems.My husband and I have split up twice because of my moods and dislike for sex. but we worked it out now and i have my Tr (tubal reversal) scheduled for march 2013. I'm excited to see the outcome. Women that have had PTLS and have had the Surgery to have it reversed say that get thier Libido back within3 days to a week. And that the other symptoms start fading away just as quickly. So i sayto those women who are considering getting your tubed tied DONT DO IT!! Yyou will regret it..

crystal
crystalm25.cm@gmail.com

February 17, 2013 at 6:46 PM  

How do I get my dr to reverse my problem? I hurt almost all month long

May 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

Brought tears to my eyes. Experienced everything on this list. Had the tubal done 18 months ago and finally decided to take to exercising because I sunk so low in depression. I have a heavy period every 28-30 days and lighter period two weeks after. Every time it happens, it makes my husband freak and think I'm pregnant. People laugh at me for having "hot flashes" because I'm only 24. I was just hoping I was going through menopause early and I'd be done with all of this, but I gather that is not the case :(

July 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM  

Agreed! What's up with the haters!?! I've suffered from all of these symptoms for the past two years! While at the same time going through a nervous breakdown! Talk about devastating!?! I've been through hell!! My TL was done in 2004! Same here if I would had known this then I would have never had it done! What is even more terrible now is that everything in my life is wonderful now and my honey has no children! I love being a mom and I have the ability to be a stay at home mom now! I'm so ready for a third child, so every month all the symptoms and disappointment the tears mood swings gas nausea exhaustion headaches backaches cramps aches I can go on and on!

September 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM  

I got my tubal done in June 2006. If I knew then what I know now I would NOT have gotten a tubal. NEVER EVER had PMS before this and now OMG!
One month I go from a very light flow (don't know my period is here unless I wipe after going pee)with mild cramping and all the other side affects to I'm in the fetal position on the floor crying, I can't move, get up. Breathing even hurts. Walking hurts. And a flow that would put Niagara Falls to shame. Pain killers don't work, so I grin and bear it. Sex is non-existent (I feel sorry for the hubby) but I just have no interest.
I got a tubal because I have Cystic Fibrosis and I told myself if I didn't have kids by the time I was 35yrs old I wasn't going to chance it so I got fixed.
I wish I could UN DO the tubal but it is NOT covered by medical. If I could go back to 2006 and NOT do the tubal I would.

I think it's time to go to a NEW YOUNGer OBGYN and see what my options are for pain management or another option...

I have had a few woman tell me that they want a tubal, I look at them and say NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I hope woman these days do their research or find these posts before they go ahead and get a tubal... :(

December 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

I had this operation 1 week ago. I didnt get why i couldnt sleep. I keep getting hot flushes, Tummy pain, shakes and keep having to pee. Plus the wound isnt healing so im now on medication going to doctor tomorrow.

February 2, 2014 at 6:09 AM  

Hi all, I'm now 52, I had the procedure done when I was 36, when I met my now husband he already had a son, I felt as though I was too old at 36 to have children and we were not financially prepared to have a child, so I decided to have my tubes tied, boy do I wish i knew then what I know now, periods are extremely painful and heavy, I never experienced this kind of pain before the operation. I asked my doctor at the time if this was normal, she said yes it should only last a few months. Now almost 16 years later, I run across this blog, it's actual nice to hear I'm not the only one going through this!! I can't wait until menopause.
I've been home sick with this for 2 days, it's not the kind of thing I feel comfortable talking to my male boss about, so I tell him that I have stomach issues, headaches, back pain, I think he gets it, but it's every month, the same thing. Some months I have the strength to drag myself to work, but other months this just wipes me out. I feel like I'm going crazy, so today I took the bull by the horns and called a female gynecologist and made an appointment.

November 4, 2014 at 8:59 AM  

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