I am a 35 year old female. I have one son and lost a son at birth several years ago, which was devastating. I decided I DID NOT want any more children and went to my ob/gyn and requested a tubal ligation. He told me that he didn’t do these any more because there was a GREAT NEW product called ESSURE that was less invasive and a much better choice. I was told there were no other options. We talked about the procedure and he proceeded to tell me all the great things women were experiencing because of this wonderful procedure. Side effects I asked – maybe some cramping, and heavier period the first month, then ALL should be well. WRONG!!!!! I had the procedure July 23 and had no trouble immediately. This is October 2 and I feel like I’m dying. The symptoms began gradually and have now escalated in to sheer pain and panic. My hair is falling out, I have a metal taste in my mouth constantly, am nauseated and vomit EVERY morning, have diarhea when I eat, my lower back hurts all the time, and I have excruciating pain in my hip and knee joints, my eyes feel strange, if I move to quick I get dizzy. I’m so cold all the time I wear three layers of clothing when its 80 degrees outside or I have a hot flash and break out in a cold clammy sweat. I am now very depressed and anxious and don’t know what to do. For over a month I have felt like I have the flu. This is just not normal for me and I’ve NEVER experienced anything like this before. My family doctor can find nothing wrong with me. My blood work was fine. I have called my ob/gyn 10 times and asked to talk to someone about my symptoms and the Essure procedure, but so far my calls have NOT been returned. I have called other doctors and no one will touch this problem. I don’t know where to turn or what to do. This product needs to be taken off the market NOW before women start dying.