I was a mother of 3 by the age of 23 and I was dealing with postpartum depression. I went to my obstetrician to talk about what I was going through.. I broke down in tears in front of him and told him all my problems. My husband just joined the Army and I was under a lot of pressure. So what was the suggestion my doctor gave me to my problems? He recommended that I have no more children by getting this ‘quick and painless’ procedure called Essure. He told me it was so easy and he was very convincing that this was the best choice for me. So that was that, I made my appointment to have the procedure the next week. I wish I did more research and looked up experiences of other women before making this decision that would soon wreck my life more than I could’ve ever imagined! So there I was..waiting in the room for the doctor to fix me up and on my way to happier days! It was so fast and before I knew it, I was on my way home. The pain began immediately after the procedure. On the way home with my husband driving, I started crying. Now trust me when I say, I have a high pain tolerance. This pain was like a knife protruding me from the inside trying to come out from my body. I thought he said it was going to be painless? Well, I figured it would go away after a few days but MONTHS went by and the pain remained. I thought God was punishing me for making this decision and asked him to forgive me! The pain was so bad that many days, I had trouble walking and had to limp. The doctor had no answers or suggestions to solve this problem! He simply treated me like I was exaggerating the pain I was going through. Not only was I dealing with pain but I felt like my hormones were out of control and I went from 130 pds to 200 pds in less than a year! I couldn’t believe what was happening to me and the depression just grew worse. I cannot say if all of these problems were directly related to this procedure but I can tell you that this was one of the biggest mistakes of my life. The pain most definitely contributed to my depression and I just wish I could save other women from experiencing the pain I’ve had to endure. This device should be banned!