I am crying with both relief that I am not crazy and fear for what I now have to do. I had Essure done about 8 years ago, my doctor did not mention any side effects or problems with the device. He did not check the shape of my uterus or size of my fallopian tubes to determine suitability for the procedure. I was fine for years. I have IBS and blamed any abdominal discomfort on that. I went back to school 2 years ago, while working full time and when all the symptoms got bad I blamed everything on stress and IBS. Then my period got irregular and heavy. Clotting clumps of blood and pain on both sides of my lower pelvis. I had a CT scan that showed a huge cyst on my right ovary, my pain was mostly on the left. My OB gave me meds to shrink the cyst which worked and two months later he done a D&C to try to regulate my periods again,after the procedure he told me that he did not find anything that could be causing my issues but he did mention that I have an irregular shaped uterus, ( a contraindication for the Essure procedure). I can’t stretch my abdominal muscles, sneeze or cough without severe pain. My period is more regular but I have painful breasts and mood swings (symptoms that used to indicate my period was about to start) now I have those symptoms every week to ten days. I have to always be prepared because I never know when the ‘real thing’ will kick in. I don’t know what to do now. I have to find a new doctor to take the device out but who can I trust? I don’t want to do a hysterectomy but that might be my only option. The reason I chose Essure in the first place was to avoid hormonal therapy and major surgery. I am relieved to know I am not alone yet sad that so many are suffering this too. I am scared.