I visited my gynecologist of 24 years and told him I didn’t want to continue taking the birth control pill because I had been on them for 20 years. He told me about essure and I voiced to him I would rather have them cut my tubes and my doctor told me that he only does the essure procedure and that 1000 of woman have it done and it is completely safe. like I said he has been my doctor for 24 years so I trusted in his expertise, that was my biggest mistake of my life. I immediately had a lot of problems, I felt like I was being stabbed in my ovaries, I had normal periods and immediately after procedure I went into menopause and have not had a period since procedure . I have depression, and pain everyday, sometimes it is hard for me to get out of bed I am in so much pain. I went to my gynecologist several times with complaints so I had to have another surgery, i no longer trust my gynocologist and have not gone back since, he told me after the second surgery if I still have problems that I will need a hysterectomy. I went to my family doctor about the pain and depression and he ordered blood tests, MRI , and sent me to a neurologist where thousands of dollars were spent on more test. All test came back with same result nobody has a clue as why I have so much pain. I am now contiplating going through the hysterectomy to see if I can just get back to normal. I was healthy prior to the essure procedure and have not been healthy since. My gynecologist still stands by essure and tells me that they could not be causing my pain, if that is true, why is he recommending I have a hysterectomy which is going to cost me thousands more not to mention the fight to get the insurrance company to cover it. My 25 year old daughter goes to the same doctor she is a single mother of two and he recommend this procedure to her and she was told that is the only sterilization he would do. I told her not to have it done, but he convinced her it was completely safe and she is having medical problems now as well. To all woman out there PLEASE do not have this procedure, it is harmful and can devistate your quality of life!