Hi my name is Heather. I had the Essure procedure done in September 2013, and the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) done in December 2013. I have had pain every day since the procedure. I thought that I would give myself time to heal, as every person is different with healing time. I have 2 children and have suffered 6 miscarraiges all in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. I was told that some pain and discomfort is going to be normal and that my menstrual cycle would level out or completely go away all together. My first period wasn’t until January 2014. Which I expected to be the heaviest period of my life since it had been since October 2013 of my last known ‘normal’ cycle. Since the procedure, sex is unbarable. I thought it to be because my husband is well endowed, and we were not considering the positioning correctly. After months of trying all new things, it still is painful every day. I also thought, hey maybe its just my ovulation, because I had also heard the feedback of being able to physically feel when your egg drops with the Essure. I had done so much research, and at the time my children were 4 and 1, and with my history of so many miscarraiges, all i could think of was the recovery time. I have no time to be on bed rest, and I want to pick my kids up at anytime without the fear that they maybe too heavy for the aftermath of a much longer recovery procedure like getting my tubes cut/tied/or cauterized. To top it off, when I mentioned it to my doctor that I really felt that I would be done, he mentioned that being only 25, not very many doctors would agree with or even consider the procedure of sterilization at my age with such healthy organs. I have always suffered from depression and I have had problems gaining weight my whole life and I have used all methods of birthcontrol (except the Depo-Provera) and none seemed to work or my body rejected them, I was still getting pregnant, and still suffering (if not making it worse with hormonal birthcontrol options) from depression and extreme fatigue (other than being a mother of 2 boys)severe weight loss and irregular cycles. So, back to research to see what options I had. Essure has made it simple to be able to have as much sex as I ever wanted and never worry about getting pregnant, but on top of swollen tubes and ovaries daily and having it increased during menstrual cycle and orgasms, and even coughing and sneezing, low sex drive (due to pain and depression), I have also had the same consistent migraine for almost a year now so it doesnt at all seem worth it. I have tried to manage it by ruling out all other options, that hey maybe its just my body acting different since I am not using a hormonal method, and I’m not getting pregnant, and every type of pain medication there is. I am currently waiting to hear back on my next option and another HSG test, because I went in for the pain and swelling and they have said that 1) it could be migrating, 2)the poking sensation could mean that it is broken inside of me, 3)when doing a vaginal probe and an ultrasound, they could feel it, but not see it or know where it is, and 4)that I am 25 and may have to undergo a complete hysterectomy. I am so devestated and I don’t know what to do. I really truly thought that a minimally invasive procedure that was not hormonal birthcontrol was my very best option. Serious illnesses and cancers run in my family, and getting a hysterectomy makes all those illnesses atleast 60-75% more likely to happen, and to happen much quicker. On top of early menopause, all the other side effects of a hysterectomy at my age is really scary. I wish I would have never done it, I regret this entire year on Essure because I wish I knew of other options and known how many other woman have gone through similar problems before I turned my back on my female organs.