Hello I’m on here to tell you all about my medical issues with the Essure that I have incountered over the years and still today. So this is how it began In. In 2008 I was looking for a birth control and being that I can’t take the birth control pills or shots because of the side affects that I have with them my doctor told me about the Essure and how it’s fairly new but there is no side affects and it’s a perment and I would never have to worry about any thing again. Any way my doctor sent me to a specialist who would perform the procedure to have them inserted. After I had them inserted I noticed that my menstrual cycle would come at different times every month and some times I would bleed for weeks at a time and they were much heavier and not normal. I have severe debilitating headaches that last hours, weight gain that I can’t control, I’m tired and fatigue, and I also have joint pain. I went to my doctor with the issues but never got a straight answer on what or why this was happening. About four years or so ago I was having excruciating abdominal pain that would bend me over and I could not function in my daily tasks, work or take care of my children. All they would do is give me pain medication and sent me on my way even after I told them it didn’t help. I went to my doctor numerous times and to th E.R. to see if they could tell me what was wrong with me. I would tell them repeatedly that I had the essure and that I think it was causing the pain and problems. Finally my doctor scheduled an ultra sound and the finding was unbelievable. One of my essures was not in place and was sticking out of my fallopian tube. After that finding they sent me to a OBGYN Specialist and they did another ultra sound and the results were still the same the essure was not in place and was out of my fallopian tube. So I was scheduled to have surgery to have one of them removed they would not remove them both. Any way after surgery I was told that the one that they tried to remove could not be fully removed because nerves were wrapped around it and so they had it leave it partially in. I still have alot of pain and they prescribed me Lyrica but it still never helped the pain. So still to this day I live in pain and my menstrual cycle is still very messed up, my head aches remain, my joint pain remains, weight gain is a huge problem, and I’m still fatigue. I’m grouchy and it all interferes with my daily life as well as my families. This is the worst thing that I have done in my life!!!!! I wish I would have never been told about the Essure by my Doctor and trusted her when she said that it was 100% safe!! It has turned my world up side down and almost seven years later it will not change not even twenty years from now will I be the same because of this Essure. I wish I could find a doctor willing to take them out completly and that I could afford to do so. So to all you woman out there please find another way to not have any children. I would choose to have more children then to live with the pain and problems daily!! Please do your reserch and don’t believe everything you may be told by your doctor because that was my first mistake.