I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband was deployed, and I had a very feisty 3 year old son to care for. My husband and I had talked and we decided that due to me being high risk pregnancy and having to receive shots weekly that this would be our last pregnancy. He offered to get a vasectomy but my doctor told me about this amazing coil with only a few hours to a day of down time. In retrospect if it sounds to good to be true it usually is. After about 6 months my periods were worse than before which is saying a lot because before these coils they were pretty bad. I bloat, i have endometriosis, I’m always tired, I have insomnia. There is pain in my ovaries and tubes, my blood pressure is high, migraines, weight gain, joint pain, vaginitis, decreased libito. The list goes on. I don’t feel like the same person, and that’s not okay. The doctors put me on a different birth control to control the severe periods and cysts. I begged for over a year for them to give me a hysterectomy they refused saying the coils aren’t the cause because these side effects are ‘rare’. They have finally agreed to remove my tubes hopefully getting the coils out. But I know it doesn’t usually go well this way and I will need more surgeries down the road to fix the issues I have that I know in my heart of hearts are due to these coils! I just wish I was told of all the possible complications.