I had the essure put in in October of 2012. At first I loved it. Told everyone about this wonderful product that was so easy. A couple people even got it from my word. In early 2013 I started getting terrible pains throughout my abdomen. Didn’t really connnect them to my essure and they came very infrequently so I really didn’t give them much thought. My periods have never been ‘regluar’, but for the most part I could predict them and knew my body and how they were going to be. Well, after the essure that wasn’t the case. They came and went as they pleased and sometimes stayed for a couple weeks. Some were heavy, some were extremely light. I just never knew what I was going to get or when I was going to get it. Just recently my pains started coming more frequently and started staying with me longer. I would find myself doubled over in pain and not able to move without sending the pain shooting through my whole lower abdomen and pelvic muscles. It was to the point that it was unbearable. And sex? Not even an option. Even when I wasn’t feeling the pain, having sex would trigger it. I finally broke down and went to the doctors. Told them that my symptoms started after my essure was put in. They did pelvic exams and ultrasounds. They’ve finally found that my essre was placed improperly. Meaning that my coils are placed more side ways than they should be and are poking into my tubes causing me all the pain and discomfort. I asked what that meant for me. They told me that we can try birth control to soften my tubes and hopefully take if not all then some of the pain away. If that does happen to work, then great. But i got the essure for a reason. I don’t care to have to remember the pill everyday, or remember to put in and take out a nuva ring. And they said I will have to stick with this for as long as I have the essure to help with the pain. My one and only other option is to have a hysterectomy. I’m ony 25. A hysterectomy at my age is not something that I even considered. And the fact that i’m pretty much getting forced into one because I made the decision to get the essure? Well, let’s just say i’m not happy. I’m telling my story in the hopes that at least one person will read it and make a more informed decision with her body.