I had the Essure procedure done in october of 2008. I had essure done because my doctor said it was the best choice for me. It couldn’t be undone and I was sure I didn’t want anymore kids. After my daughter was born I used mirena. My Dr. said it was best because I didn’t need a hormone and I didn’t have to worry about it. Having it was awful. I bleed every month all month for 2 years. So I decided to have it removed it was inserted in March 2006 and removed in Oct. 2008. Upon removal in the office it had done grew to the inside of me. after multiple jurks and yangs she said if it didn’t come out she would remove it during the tubal surgery. But after one strong pull it came out with a hunk of my skin grown around it. Very painful. I had decided I would get a tubal because for me my family was complete with my son and daughter. So my Dr. suggested Essure. She made it sound great so I had a depo shot for birth control then the procedure a few days later. My procedure took place in the hospital like a normal surgery. Upon awaking I was in terrible pain, I received multipal shots of pain meds(so much so my blood pressure dropped) and I ended up staying the night in the hospital. Went in for a same day surgery and spent the night in pain in the hospital. During the horrible pain and shots in the recovery room they did an ultrasound and said everything looked fine, the blockers were in the right place. At my follow up appointment I had another ultrasound because I was still in pain. Everything looked great I was told and my body just needed to ajust. 3 months later I had the dye procedure and was told they were completely closed your all good. It is April 2014 and since October 2008 when I had the procedure I have had nothing but pain in my right side, cramping in my lower abdomen and back, sharp shooting pains down my vagina all out of the blue, my right side is tender to the touch and always in pain. I have gone from using a pad to using regular tamps and a super pad to now using super+ tampons and sometimes 2 18count boxes a day. For a period lasting 7 days at a time 2x a month. It is so bad that I can’t function. I have always thought I had something wrong but of late I have had numerous blood test done for hormones, thyriod anything that would match my symtoms I had checked and after much research I think I have found the source of my problem, what I thought it was all along. ESSURE! I eat very little, I have counted calories and I excersize. The more I workout the more I gain. After multiple times of asking my Dr. she said I needed to increase my cardio. I workout so hard on cardio I feel as if I am going to vomit. There should be some type of weight loss not weight gain. We have descussed having a hystrectomy but I don’t want to take a pill to feel normal I want my body to make it’s own hormones not take a pill for them. So I have decided to have my uterus removed to stop the heavy bleeding, but after reading about the Essure coils I wonder if I can have my uterus removed and the coils removed from my tubes. Instead of having it all removed because I want to keep my bodys’ natural hormone producer my ovaries. But what I have learned is I’m not alone. I am not the only woman feeling these things and going through this. I almost feel as if god led me to this page because I was going to leave those coils in my body and the only issue solved would be the heavy bleeding. Thank you all and god bless you for sharing your Story!