I am 36 hours away from a total hysterectomy with my tubes being removed. I am 49 years old so I figured I was just going threw ‘that time’ where my body was going through pre-menapause. I got Essure about 3 years ago, thinking this was great, no more pIlls! About 2 months after I started to have extremely heavy periods. Now, mind you I have never hand any issues with my periods my whole life, not even cramps. So this was very startling for me. It has gone on for the past 2 years and I finally went to my gyn, they did a ultrasound , labs and never find any cysts or fibroids. So I say what is next? My girls at worked talked about hysterectomy and I said yeah, let’s talk to my gyn, he says,, not now., let’s try a ablation. Ok! I say, anything to stop this debilitating cramps and bleeding. He did the ablation and guess what!!! My period came back 3 months later, full force. So I go and see him again and he says let’s wait a few more months. I am thinking why?????? Anyway, I waited to go back 3 months and we scheduled it. As I am watching tv I saw something about Essure on a lawyers commerical, so here I am reading, investigating as much on the web, 3 days before my hysterectomy. So much has come together. Heavy periods, cramps, extreme weight gain and back pain that really knocks me down. My eyes are wide open now! Finding the Facebook group really showed me how it all made sense. It’s not my body doing this. It’s Essure! Wish me luck on my hysterectomy in a few days. Can’t wait to be free of this foreign metal in my body!!