I’ve had the essure since November 2013. After three boys I decided my heart and hands were full, the only thing about a tubal…. I’m scared of being cut open (its a phobia). So when my doctor told me about essure I was 100% on board. Well in the past year I’ve experienced the worst menstrual cycles ever. I become extremely weak, bleed for 2 weeks, bloat and swell to the point I look 3 months pregnant, and not to mention I have to change tampon/ pad ever 30 minutes and even then I leak all over. When getting essure done I had medicaid and after the 3 month follow up and they seen that everything was in place, medicaid dropped me, so I’m uninsured. I feel I made the worst choice and now it’s irrevsable. I honestly want to just cry when I think about being this way any longer. It seriously effects my life, children, marriage, and job. I am truck driver so I have to be on the road constantly, deliveries don’t happen on a timely manner when I have my period for the half the month I have it. Bending, picking up, or any type of physical activity with my family is insanely painful during my period. It’s just made a mess of me and if there was anything I could do to be rid of this nightmare (even medical procedure) I would suck it up, take some happy meds, and say goodbye to this. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one, not that I’m glad anyone else is in pain, but I thought maybe it was just my body.