I had my son in July of 2005. I knew because of the complications of the pregnancy, premature birth and my age that he would be my last child. In October of that year I decided that the Essure Procedure was the least invasive and best procedure for me. Not long after the procedure I started experiencing the worst menstrual cycles in my life. My periods have always been heavy with massive cramps and headaches but this was something even worse. The cramping was more intense and I can only liken it to the transitional stage of child birth that even comes close to that pain. Even still, I would almost rather have a baby than to ever experience this pain again. The headaches were more frequent and most of the time turning into migraines. The bleeding is so heavy that I found myself needing adult diapers instead of the normal pad with wings because I can’t seem to find one big enough or truly leak proof. Having to change them every hour is VERY costly when the cycle lasts 7-9 days at a time and I generally have 2 cycles a month. Forget a sex life! Mine is done! I can’t take the pain and the bleeding from it. My husband is very understanding and tries to say it doesn’t bother him but I KNOW he’s just being that way so I don’t feel worse. I am exhausted all the time. I can fall asleep in the middle of a conversation. I have actually fallen asleep behind the wheel twice. I no longer drive because falling asleep behind the wheel has now caused me to have panic attacks just being in a car for the fear of having a wreck. It has actually manifested into a phobia. The sad part about all of this is I am 42. I feel like a 90 year old woman. I would like to have some of my life back. I didn’t even know that the Essure Procedure caused a problem with other women. My sister told me and after some lengthy research I really am starting to wonder if these little coils are what’s causing all of my problems. I am seeing a doctor tomorrow and hopefully we can get to the bottom of this. Thank you ladies for sharing your stories.