I had my 2nd miscarriage at the age of 34 after having 4 beautiful healthy girls. my first miscarriage was not as hard on me physically as the second, but it was quite clear that my body was telling me that it couldn’t handle the stress of pregnancy. I chose Essure because my OBGYN thought it was the best option for me, and let’s face it……no surgery, no being put under, no down time and it’s non hormone. I was sold! I was implanted on April 17th 2014. I was told originaly that they would not have to put me under anesthesia, but when the anesthesiologist showed up I panicked. the procedure was fast, my husband (whom accompanied me) said it only took about 10 minutes. When I came to, I had tremendous pain in my lower abdomen. The nurse said i would be crampy and mau spot for the next day or two. They gave me some pain meds, a prescription and sent me home. I was suppose to follow up in 3 months for my HSG. The pain in my abdomen has never gone away, it comes in various degrees of intensity. A month after the procedure I was rushed to the ER, I was violently ill and in horrific pain. They gave me morophine and conducted several, several tests. I had no idea what was happening to me and neither did the doctors. They said I could possibly have Crohn’s disease, an infection, IBS…….they didnt know. The only tests that came back with any signs of something being wrong were my blood count levels and my intestines had absolutely nothing(not even gas) in them And my white blood count was elevated. They referred me to a gastroenterologist, gave me meds and sent me home. The gastro doctor conducted a colonoscopy, an endoscope and several rounds of X-rays. They determined I had a Cdiff infection. They were puzzled as to HOW I got an onfection like this without being on an antibiotic previously. It took 3 months of being on antibiotics, pancreatic enzymes and other meds to get rid of the infection and to start feeling better. Meanwhile, thru all that, I started to get crazy symptoms. I became lactose intolerant. My menstral cycle went crazy. I went from having 3 day periods with moderate flow, to having 2-3 periods in a months time with heavy, heavy bleeding, clots, severe cramps that radiate to my back and they are lasting 7 days Or more. I am tired all the time. I use to have a very active, fun sex life with my husband, now sometimes it is so painful I can’t have sex. I never got headaches until after getting Essure. I constantly feel bloated and the pain in my abdomen and vagina hurt so bad it stops me from doing my day to day activities. I get numbness in my limbs. Joint pain in my hips, hands and knees. I get cramps in my muscles and twitches in random places. I feel foggy all the time, I can’t remember basic things and I feel alone and secluded. These feelings were only made worse by my doctor, the one who implanted me, who refused to listen or aknowledge my symptoms and concerns. She did a pelvic exam because I was very persistent about my concerns with the abdominal pains. She concluded that there may be something wrong with my bladder and I should go see a urologist. I don’t feel like my doctor has taken my concerns seriously, the only place I have found comfort is in the Essure group I found on FB. I went to have my HSG, they said I am 100% blocked and the coils were placed perfectly. I obtained the copies of the images. I posted them to my Essure group. They referred me to the Essure manual to show the proper placement of the coils. I’m no doctor but the coils inside me fit the example in Essures manual of coils that are NOT placed correctly. I have only had these coils in for 7 months and I went from being a healthy active mom of 4 girls, to being a shell of a mom who is always in pain or too sick to function. Essures is ruing my life, and that’s ok……My children are losing their mom, my husband lost his lover, I’m losing who I once was. This is not okay, in any capacity. I filed a report with the FDA, I have joined the support groups and now, I’m sharing my story. I want other women to know what this product really is and to inform them of what can happen. I chose this product and I regret that decision every day!