I had the Essure procedure done in May 2011 after deciding three children were enough for our family. Essure was a great option because it was less evasive and less time required to recover. I recovered well from the surgery and all seemed well except I started gaining an excessive amount of weight at a fast pace. I was active duty military at the time so I was very active so I was confused. I ended up getting my thyroid checked which turned out to be normal so I was even more confused. By the time I had my dye test done in September 2011 I had gained around 20 pounds. Fast forward about a year and my period turned into a night mare. Sometimes I would be late and it would scare me and sometimes I would start and be so heavy and painful I could not get out of the bed. My mood swings are horrible and I am now at the point where I have back to back periods. I am lucky if I get a week in between periods each month. My abdominal area began to hurt and my cramps were making me miss work and time with my family so I finally made an appt with my ob. I had an ultrasound done and was told my coils were in place and were not causing the pain, but come to find out my uterus is enlarged and attached to my abdominal wall which is causing all the pain. Had a laproscopy just to verify and was told again my tubes and coils looked fine but uterus was the blame. I know this can happen without having the Essure procedure, but what about all of my other problems? I have gained 50 pounds since I had this procedure and had my thyroid checked many times with all those results coming back as normal. Headaches, constant bleeding, painful bleeding, and excessive weight gain are just a few things to mention that I have been dealing with since the Essure procedure. I am now scheduled for a hysterectomy in January of 2014. I am only 26 years old! I now have to get my abdomen cut again and miss up to 6 weeks of work. Essure may or may not be my main problem but I do believe it has contributed to the issues I am now having. I hope that other women will be better informed and choose differently than I did.