I had essure done in 2007 (?). Hard to believe it’s been 6 years. I have two wonderful girls from a previous marriage when I got engaged to my best friend. The birth control I was on failed, and I found out I was pregnant. Unfortunately, that pregnancy did not complete, and My fiance and I faced a decision; do we try another form of birth control or be happy with my two daughters. We decided to get tubal litigation. During our initial doctor’s visit, My Doc told us about Essure. We were against it completely, it did not sound safe, nor secure. We told her no, we wanted tubal litigation. She pressured us into getting the procedure done. Partially because we wanted something immediately, Partially because she refused to do the tubal litigation. I had my dye test done two months later, and was cleared. Over the last 6 years, however, I have developed Mittelschmerz, as well as lighter bleeding, ALOT more pre-menstrating, alot more cramps and less libido then ever. A hidden problem was discovered as well. We decided recently that we wish we hadn’t had it done, between the pain I get EVERY month, the libido and to top it all off- we wouldnt mind if I got pregnant now. Truth is- we wouldnt have minded a few years ago either. But I have not had luck with the depoprevera, daily pills or now, the Essure. Getting it done was easy, too easy. We contacted our doctor now and she refered us to a specialist, who would only be able to refer us to a IVF clinic or a doctor that specializes in reversals; all of which would have to paid out of pocket. I’m SICK of being in pain, sick of the impacts my monthly ‘friend’ has made to my large family, and deeply regret letting my doctor bully me into this procedure. If I could get just one thing back from the company that made this ‘wonder-drug’ that now scars my body and tempts to protrude if I have too big of a bowel movement, it would be full coverage of a successful IVF treatment, as well as a complete tubal litigation, and maybe a sorry.