I chose the Essure procedure on my Doctor’s advice over tubal ligation when my son was born in 2008, for the following 4.5 years I struggled with mysterious abdominal pain, headache, and fatigue. I went to the Em we rgency department, Doctor visits, used heating pads, hot baths, midol, and every energy supplement I could to find a balance and try to live my life. The answers I kept getting made me feel like I was losing my mind. They would tell me that a cyst had ruptured or that it was mentrual cramps, or simply they couldn’t see any thing wrong. They wrote pain prescription after pain prescription as if that would pacify me. In April of 2014 I sat in the ER crying in pain and frustration, when I was finally seen it was by a PA, oh what a wonderful blessig she was, I told her, I dont need more pain meds, I need someone to realize something is wrong and its not going away. I showed her the picture of my dresser scattered with the prescription bottles of pain meds that never worked and SHE LISTENED! She referred me to a wonderful Doctor, he was a bit new in the field but was a compassionate listener. After 1 visit to his office he scheduled an ultrasound, when he read my results he explained everything and immediately scheduled me for a laparoscopic hysterectomy. He saw clearly in the results that my left ovary was displaced and sitting so high that it was causing my uterus to squish and misshape. After the surgery was done, he came to talk to me and my familt about what happened in the OR, he found that my left ovary had fused together with my falopian tube because of the Essure clamps, I wasnt crazy, the pain wasn’t in y head like everyone had made me feel for the last 4 years, I had answers. The pain of surgery was so mild compared to the pain I had been in, it only took me a 3 days of resting to feel perfect again. He took out my left ovary, uterus, tubes, and cervics, he wanted to leave my right ovary, to allow my body to make its own hormones, and avoid placing me on hormone replacements at the age of 30. I cant imagine what other women have gone through, and I am so blessed and happy for this battle to be over. Thank you to that wonderful PA for listening and to this Newbie Dr that believes in his patients and finding out whats wrong instead of just handing out prescriptions.