I had Essure implanted in Sept 2014. I’m 37 and divorced with one daughter. Because of my age, obgyn’s will only give progesterone-only birth control. I had tried Mirena and Progestin (the Pill) and didn’t like the way I felt taking those. I felt bloated and crampy all the time. I finally made the decision to have my tubes tied. I talked to my obgyn about sterilization and he recommended Essure. He didn’t want to perform tubal ligation because I have had umbilical hernia repair and he didn’t want to disturb the mesh by making an abdominal incision. I thought that sounded valid and went ahead with Essure. He had given me a Depo shot a month before the procedure (Aug 2014) to ‘cover’ me if I would happen to have intercourse. The procedure went well and I had normal bleeding and abdominal pain. I had my HSG three months after the procedure. I explained to my gyn that I had been bleeding moderate to heavy every day since the procedure. He acted unconcerned and said it was probably a side effect from the Depo. Here it is Feb 2015, and I have been bleeding every single day (with the exception of 5 days throughout). I pass huge blood clots usually every other day. I have to wear a super pad and super plus tampon everyday. I am not in a relationship but I am so depressed and tired of this crap, that is the last thing I want right now. Even if I meet someone special, how do I explain to him that I bleed and cramp everyday of my life. I was fed up with my obgyn ‘wait-and-see’ approach. I chose another obgyn about a month ago and talked to her about my symptoms and explained how miserable I have been. She prescribed a low-dose estrogen birth control pill for one month and said if this Pill didn’t subside the bleeding, then we will discuss ablation or a hysterectomy. At this point, I want these coils out of me and everything that would cause cramping, blood clots and bleeding. This has definitely changed me as a person, physically and mentally, for the worst. I’m constantly tired, depressed, achy, and irritable. I go back to my new obgyn in a week to discuss our options. That appointment cannot come soon enough.