Hi Ruby... Wow... do I relate to your problem. I ALSO had transvaginal mesh installed in 2007. Two meshes, one TVT sling for bladder and one Gynecare prolift for vaginal prolapse. I have had ALL of the symptoms you mention as well as others. [br> I ALSO suffer from fibromyalgia. But I wonder... is it really fibro or are all my fibro symptoms actually CAUSED by this mesh? I have recently read that the mesh can cause lower back pain, neurological symptoms, and pain in other areas besides the pelvic region. I am wondering if anyone else received a fibro diagnosis FOLLOWING a mesh surgery? [br> I have had 2 surgeries to remove the meshes, the most recent this april. Following the last surgery I have had some relief from the incontinence but the back, vaginal, pelvic pain continues and I am scheduled for something called "pelvic floor therapy" [br> This forced sleep thing affects me too. It comes and goes. I cannot control it... it is like there is NO warning and then suddenly I am so completely exhausted that I cannot keep my eyes open and must sleep. Happens at anytime throughout the day and it is maddening. And my sleep schedule is just crazy. In addition to falling asleep "on command" I also have periods where the pain keeps me up. It is horrible[br> My life has also been turned upside down. I've lost my home of 18 years, my job AND my career (I can no longer work and am filing for disability), my credit, my source of income... and worse than all that... MY HEALTH. I am in daily pain, constant fatigue, have multiple areas of numbness and tingling and nerve pain, and so many more horrible symptoms that keep me from doing the things I love. AND sex with my husband? Forget that. Even a simple pelvic exam is excrutiatingly painful.[br> If you haven't already, contact a lawyer regarding your mesh. You most definitely have a claim for damages. When was your fibro diagnosed? After the surgery?[br>View Thread
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