My name is Amanda, I am 26 years old and I have three beautiful babies. (ages 5,3, and 1). After my last child, my fiance and I both decided that we were done having children. We are on a tight budget and we knew we couldn’t afford another child. I asked my fiance to get sterile, he told me that he was scared and didn’t want to. So, thinking that the only way to no longer have children, was for me to get fixed. I wanted the easiest and quickest procedure, that way I didn’t have to wait so long to get back up on my feet, because of my three little ones. I talked to the Ob/gyn about the two different procedures that was out. The tubaligation and Essure. He reassured me that Essure was a great thing and that I would be back on my feet the day of the procedure. Never once did he tell me that there was any sort of metal in the coils, or that there were long term side effects. (Which from what I’m seeing on a support site, no Dr thinks that Essure is the problem.) So I went and got Essure implanted on May 21st 2013. I bled for a full 3 months non-stop after the procedure. It was the scariest thing ever. After the three month mark I was still bleeding, so I decided to wait until I quit bleeding to schedule my manditory x-ray. I went for my x-ray. The x-ray was the most horrible pain I have ever been through. It took the Dr. 20 mins to get the dye inside my uterus. He said that my uterus was tilted back and that it was hard to get to where he needed to be. So now 5 months later, I am in pain every day. My right knee hurts so bad, I can barely walk, my lower back is almost numb from the pain. I get migraines every night and it’s to the point where Ibuprofen no longer works for me. I am exhausted all the time. I feel like I could sleep for the next 3 years and still be tired when I wake up. And that is no joke. I have three babies to take care of, I can’t sleep all the time. I have blurred vision almost daily now. My hair is falling out by the handfuls. If I would have known the side effects of these demons inside of me, I would have never done the procedure. Thanks for taking the time to read my story.