I talked to my doctor about tubaligation when I was pregnant with my 4th child. He suggested the essure. He told me all about how much better it was than the tubaligation. I told him I wasn’t sure, I kinda just wanted the tubaligation. He again told me the essure would be better. I felt like he was pressuring me. I ended up getting the procedure. Not long after I started having nausea, headaches, and severe abdominal pain. I had my period 2-3 weeks out of the month. It hurt to touch my stomache and intercourse was painful. I called my doctor about it and he said the problem could not be from essure. After that, every appointment or phone call I tried to make was intercepted by his assistant. I never saw my ob again. Frustrated I went to another doctor. I had been dealing with this pain for 3 years. I begged her to remove the essure. I was certain it was the problem. She told me she couldn’t remove it without removing my uterus. So here I was, a week after turning 31, getting a hysterectomy. I should’ve been scared but I was so relieved to finally be free of the pain. When she got in there she found that I had developed endometriosis. I had my uterus, felopian tubes, and cervix removed. I had complications after the surgery and had to have a second surgery and blood transfusion a couple of weeks later. All this because the doctor insisted the essure was the best option. Never was I told of adverse effects. I pray no woman ever has to go through what I did. The essure is horrible, it can ruin your life. Avoid it like the plague. I’m happy to say that since having it removed I am free from the problems that I was suffering with. I feel like myself again.