I’m Katie. 29 years old and mommy to 3 kiddos. 6 weeks and 2 days after giving birth to my last baby I had the ESSURE tubal done. My GYN made this procedure sound so simple and easy and since I had a 6 week old baby, the healing process seemed a much better option than the surgical tubal. I went into the office that morning. They have me a shot of toradol, and also have me pill form Valium and Darvocet. After 20 minutes for the meds to supposedly get into my system, the procedure was started. It was very very painful for me. The doctor had a hard time finding my left tube. Afterwards, I hurt really bad. The meds they gave me did nothing for me and the Valium did not relax me like it was suppose to. I went home and hurt for days. Finally the pain went away. This was August 2008. December 2008 I went for my X-ray to confirm my tubes were sealed. We discovered my left tube sealed but my right tube did not. This procedure was also very painful for me. I was told it should not have been painful at all. My reports say they coil was found near my right tube but somehow outside of it.(exact words in report). The dr then told me it could just take a little more time for it to seal. I lost my insurance after that so I wasnt able to go back for a follow up X-ray until April 2010. Again the X-ray was very very painful and it was again confirmed my tube was not sealed and the coil was no where to be found….not even where it had been located previously. June 2010 I had the old fashioned tubal done with the same GYN. He said he didn’t see the coil anywhere while he was inside me. Fast forward to now….5 years and 2 months after placement. I have on again off again belly pain with and without periods. My periods are very irregular. Sometimes they are normal flows right on time for 5 days and other times they are very heavy or light and last a day or so or never even come. I have extreme fatigue and depression and no matter how much I work out, I can not lose weight. Earlier this year I was placed on birth control to help possibly diagnose endometriosis, I’m currently off the BC and my pain has not been so bad. I have severe acne now..over always had acne but its gotten worse since having my ESSURE. I have daily constant headaches and migraines. My old GYN, was sued for medical mal practice right after my surgery in 2010. I received all copies of my records. I currently do not have health insurance so I’m just sitting here dealing the problems and trying not to think about the possible what ifs. I’m not sure if all my issues are related to the ESSURE or not but from what I have read, they could be. It’s scary knowing I have this coil in my body somewhere and not knowing exactly what it is doing to me.