hello my name is amy and i am 32 years old i was 26 when i had the essure done in jan 08 after my daughter was born. my dr told me he could not just cut and tie my tubes since i gave birth early so he suggested the essure and so since i trusted him i had it done and after about 2 months i started having having really heavy periods and bad cramping my back started hurting really bad and i now look like i am 6 months pregnant from the abdomominal swelling. i bled so heavy that i had to be put on birthcontrol pills to slow the bleeding and when those didn’t work then i was put on the depo shot , well now that’s not even working. my dr told me that if that don’t work the next step is surgery. my dr does not believe me that my bleeding and other problems are due to the coils so he won’t even check them out. i have since changed dr’s and i have never had the dye test to see if they even worked. my dr just keeps wanting to run test and check my blood for whatever reason. i tried to explaine to him that when i have heavy periods that i feel like i’m bleeding to death but he just says thats normal. i also have hip pain to the point i can’t hardley move but if i say anything to my dr then he looks at me like i’m crazy. i feel like there’s no dr i can go to that would listen to me. if i would’ve known the outcome of the essure i would’nt have had it done i would’ve chose birthcontrol pills or something like that. back then they said it was new and that it was just great i wish i would’ve known then what i know now i would’nt suggest the essure to any woman i don’t want them to have the same outcome that us woman have now.