Hello, my name is Jessica and I was implanted with Essure in 2009. My husband and I decided 3 children were enough for us and I considered getting a tubal but my doctor told me essure was the best option on the market and told me they don’t perform tubals anymore unless you are already cut open for a different surgery like a c-section. He told me essure was great and had 0 side affects. I felt I had no choice but to either take birth control for the rest of my life or essure. I definitely made the wrong decision. The procedure itself was not horribly painful for me but I had horrible cramps and spotting for a few weeks when my doctor told me I would be fine in a day or two after the procedure. I called the office and was told it was normal. Fast forward 3 month’s later when I went in for my confirmation test they told me I ‘wasn’t on the books’ and I was turned away. I was really angry and never went back. Right away after being implanted my periods changed. Became so heavy, so many clots, lasts 7-10 days and cramps are unbearable. Belly bloated out like im 8 months pregnant. Then after about a year the bloating Never went away. My doctor did not know why. I have constant pain on my left side. I’m tired all the time. I developed acne at 30 year’s old. I have dizzy spells, headaches, joint pain, brain fog, STABBING PAIN, memory loss, I’m angry and hormonal even though this is supposed to be a non hormonal form of b.c. I was a healthy person before essure. I feel like my life has been turned upside down. I can’t do things with my kid’s like I want to. It’s painful to have sex with my husband, so that barely happens anymore. Since essure I’ve been diagnosed with IBS, Endometriosis, Fibroids and Interstitial Cystitis. I know women without essure get these conditions as well, but I KNOW essure is the cause of many of my problems. I’m so tired of hurting and crying. Not being the wife and mom I need to be and my family deserves. My family is suffering right along with me and it’s not fair. I am now going to be getting a hysterectomy at 32 years old in January 2014. I signed up for not having any more children, not to have organs removed.