I am a 38 year old wife and mother of four. I delivered my last baby in June of 2013 and consulted my OB about a permanent form of birth control. At the point of the consultation I had lost all of my baby weight. He told me the only procedure he did and that he recommended was Essure. He made it sound like it was a quick in/out no problem procedure. I went to my hospital for the same day procedure on September 11, 2013. I was told that there were no issues and the procedure went smoothly. The first month or so seemed ok, but I remember starting to feel a lot of pressure build up in my back, giving me pain. I also noticed that my stomach seemed larger then it had been prior. I thought maybe it was from the procedure and it would go down, but it never did. My body ached. Every joint and my headaches that I used to get every once in awhile seemed to start coming quite frequently. My periods started getting further and further apart, about every other month or so. In June of 2014 I started having heart palpitations, about 10-15 a day. It lasted for about two weeks. I had my period in June, seemed normal, but I noticed around the time of my period (including in months previous), it became very painful around my ovary/tube area. Months have passed, almost four to be exact and I haven’t had a period again and the pain is becoming unbearable. I went to the Dr today (9/23/14) and she did a pelvic and felt something on my left side. We did a pregnancy test to confirm that it was not a ectopic pregnancy, which it wasn’t. I then did an ultrasound which showed that I was now polycystic and that I had adenomyosis. She told me that ‘a procedure’, she did not specify essure, but ‘a procedure’ can cause adenomyosis. It is very painful and she is putting me on Metformin for cysts, birth control to help regulate my periods so I do not later down the road develop cancer and am being tested for my various hormone levels. Since the procedure I have developed back aches in places I didn’t have before, everyday headaches, joint pain, a 26 pound weight gain, heart palpitations, brain fog, painful/absent periods and now adenomyosis. I have read so many stories post procedure of similiar things and it makes me sad that I wasn’t made aware of any of these things prior to this ‘easy, carefree procedure’ that I feel has ruined my body. I know I wasn’t quite perfect before, who is really, but it saddens me to think that the only way, I am told, to get these things out is to have a hysterectomy.