Essure has RUINED my life!!! I had went into the OB’s office with the thought in mind to have my tubes tied. He mentioned this procedure, and made it sound like it was the greatest thing in the world. What had sold me on it was the recovery time. 1 day of recovery versus 1-2 weeks with a Tubal Ligation… Huh… Easy enough, right? NOPE!!!!! I was in so much pain when they placed the first coil in. By time the second one was in, I wished I would have just passed out. For the next week, I swore to myself and everyone else, that these new feelings and pain that I had was all normal… I slept a lot in the first few days. As time went on, I began noticing my moods were off the wall. I was gaining weight and not eating, my husband said I was not acting like myself… This has been going on since 2012. Every once in a while I will get a sharp pain in my lower abdomen.. It is unbearable, and after expressing concern to my DR, I was told it was just my body changing and getting older. I now take Prozac, and a daily pain med. My back hurts all the time. I have gained 40 lbs and CANNOT loose it. I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old. When they want to play, I want to sleep. When they want to go to the park, I want to sleep. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? My life quality has went down hill since about 2 months after having this done. I used to care all the time about my appearance. i never left the house without my makeup being done, or my outfit being perfect.. Now days, I dread the trip to the grocery store because I am exhausted by time I get back. Most days at work, I just try to keep to my own little world and study the clock begging it to go faster so I can get home and relax for the rest of the night. My house used to be showroom quality, not anymore. I don’t care if the kids play with their toys outside of the playroom, or track dirt in, but after I find the courage to snap out of my funk for a few moments, I find myself yelling at the kids and telling them to pick up their messes, when less than 2 hours ago, I said I did not care about it, simply because they want to be in the same room with me so I let it happen then, but not now. It’s pretty bad when my In-laws, whom have 50 years on me, can get on the floor and play with my children more than me. I just do not have the energy to move and do it. My husband has been so supportive thru this, I don’t know why he has stayed with me. I don’t like sex, I don’t want sex, I have no interest in sex. I used to do it everyday, even with a 3 year old and a 6 week old at the time. I get bumps on my hands for no apparent reason that hurt like the dickens. I have cramps almost all the time. My periods are so unbearable anymore that I will stay in a medication induced state just to get thru them. MY LIFE SUCKS AS I KNOW IT!!!!! I tell my kids no all the time just to not have to leave the house. I dread even walking to the mailbox because most of the time I need a nap afterwards. Migraines are almost a daily thing now, whereas before, I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve had them. I eat nausea meds like they are going out of style daily. I have lost all interest in life. I want these things out of me… There are lots more things that I have noticed with all this, but time is of the essence. I need a nap now. Good luck to all the ladies out there who, like me, were more than likely fooled into believing this was the most amazing, and fast way to be able to not have a worry about having any more children. God Bless!