Hello all you lovely ladies et al (I know there are some dudes lurking here!). I'm a long-time lurker, staunchly CF, and am awaiting that magical letter from Medicaid letting me know my insurance has come through. I just joined here so I could post this inquiry.
I am 25 years old and a full-time unemployed undergraduate student. I would like to be permanently and irreversibly sterilized--have wanted since I was roughly 21. So here is my question for you all.
I know that I have surface skin allergies to copper and nickel, and all of the hormonal birth control methods which I have tried have left me suicidal, insane, hysterical, and about two steps away from psychiatric hospitalization (and yes, I've tried different hormones and doses of most of the things on the market).
Do you think it's worth it to have a dermatologist test me for allergies to see if it's just a skin reaction to nickel and copper? Or should I just continue to look at Adiana?
Also, Adiana's website has no information about which providers do the procedure. Do you think it's a good idea to maybe use Essure's search to call those offices and ask if they do both Essure and Adiana? They're basically the same procedure, but I know that different drug companies have different costs and licensing requirements, so that's why I figured I should ask you all.
And finally, has any of you had Adiana performed on you? I see a lot of Essure and endometrial ablations/tubal ligations, but I don't see any Adianas; however, I know this procedure is relatively new, and that could account for it.
Thanks so much for reading, and thanks for your help (in advance).
P.S. For reference, I live in NY near Manhattan.