Hello. I am a married mother of eight. I was considered a high risked pregnancy due to the loss of my daughter at 18 1/2 weeks & one prior. I had used all forms of birth control throughout the years & still ended up pregnant with a few of my children. After scary deliveries, and almost losing my life a few times, I decided to get a tubal ligation in 2013. My OBGYN whom I’ve been with since I was 14, advised me against a tubal because of many risk factors including my heart & blood pressure issues. He introduced me to Essure and gave me the pitch stating: No surgery required, No side effects or complication, No down time, and that it was a same day procedure that would only take 30 min tops and I’d be free to go home. Sounds like a dream right? WRONG! What he failed to tell me was all the junk that these two supposedly ‘harmless coils’ contain. I had Essure placed in March of 2013. Since then I have had the following: Sharp/Stabbing pains in my pelvic area, Sever fatigue, Constant Hip pain, Painful ovulation, Night Sweats/Hot flashes, Loss of libido, Pain during intercourse, Breast pain/Tenderness (24/7), All over body aches, Constant nausea, Bloating (even when I’m off my cycle), Irregular menses, Constipation, Heartburn, Metallic taste in my mouth, Teeth that are cracking, breaking at the gum line & bleeding gums, Ringing in my ears, Headaches/Migraines, Heart palpitations & chest pain, Severe panic & anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders, Numbness/Tingling in extremities,RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome), Anemia,Cervical Dysplasia, Insomnia. These are just to name a few, because the list goes on & I’m still being diagnosed as we speak. I will be 35 end of February, & I am scared to death of having to lose my lady parts. I am terrified of what my quality of life will be like with/without surgery to have these coils removed. I trusted my doctor with my body, health, & life. I didn’t sign up for all of the rest. I feel betrayed, used as a guinea pig, and I honestly don’t know how my story ends, but if I had it to do over, I’d run fast & far! If my story can save a life, then I have done my job. Please ladies I urge you to trust your instinct. Do your homework & never settle with something that doesn’t feel right or seems too good to be true, because most likely IT IS!!