I had the Essure procedure done in 2010 at the age of 32. I did not want any more children and i had talked to my doctor about options and she recommended Essure. She raved about how easy the procedure was and how effective it was so i took her word for it. Within a year after the procedure my periods became so heavy i would wake up in puddles of blood. I can no longer wear tampons because the feel like they are being pushed out of my body. I barely had cramps before the Essure. I used to get achey legs and some lower back discomfort, but now i get doubling over cramps in my lower abdomen. I have a nickel allergy and was not tested or warned about this either. I later through forums and websites found other women that have the nickel allergy with the same symptoms i am having. I went to my family physician because i was having alot of swelling. In my legs, hands, feet, and belly. I have had blood tests and they all come back normal. The doctor has witnessed the selling and cant explain.She now wants me to go get my pituitary gland checked because she thinks it is all hormone related. The gynecologists that i have consulted about these problems just keep trying to put me on birth control to solve the problems. Every birth control i have been put on lessens the heavyness of the period but causes me to bleed longer and i have bled for months at a time. I just want them gone a no one will help me!!