I am a mother of 7 children and am 37 years of age. I had my youngest child on 2-14-2011. I wanted my Dr to tie my tubes after her birth. He told me that procedure was not an option that the new form of sterilization was only the essure implant. He played it up to be amazing saying how there were no side effects at all. Me thinking I could trust my dr’s advice agreed to it. Since I have gone thru pure hell and slip farther into depression. I continue to gain weight no matter what I eat my amount of work out everything. I have severe constant back aches which I am always told is because I do health care. Reoccuring uti that cannot be explained. Constant pain in both lower sides again not explained. I look as if I am 4-5 months pregnant all the time. I have always been a smaller woman up until this procedure. I have constant bloating gas constipation and nothing ever helps with it. Of course they say its IBS not the essure even tho one of my coils is lower then the other. I am in constant discomfort daily. I am blessed tho that I have a loving understanding husband that does not get upset when intervoyrse is too unbearable because it has been very painful and continues to get worse since procedure. My menstrual cycles are extremely painful now as well but again I’m just told to take midol or ibuprofen.. There is always an excuse from them but in the meantime I feel as if my life is continuing to be stripped from me everyday this is inside of me. I want this thing out of my body so I can have me and my life back but they don’t want to do hysterectomy because of my age. I would rather have the hot flashes then all this pain every day. I advise no ladies to trust any Dr who tells them this procedure is a good idea. You lose your life from it.