I had the Essure implants placed almost 6 years ago now. At that time, I hadn’t been able to find much research at all stating there were issues with the procedure. My doctor and midwife made it seem like this perfect solution to my problem! I was working full time, has recently had my 3rd child and my husband and I just simply couldn’t afford to have another child. I also couldn’t afford to take the time off work for a tubal ligation. They gave me the info on this ‘awesome’ new procedure. It sounded like a win-win! Take 1 day off work, slight discomfort and that’s that! I researched the best I could and found it seemed to be more effective than getting your tubes tied, and I couldn’t really find anything negative! So I had it done in January of 2009. At first, things seemed ok. But after awhile I started having a lot of abdominal cramping and horrible headaches. I had gone back to the doctor and they just passed it off as stress And low vitamin D levels. I have had DAILY headaches for the last 3 years, almost constant abdominal cramping, spotting between periods and no one has been able to give me any solutions. I currently don’t have insurance, so I just have to deal with it until I can get insured later this year. At that time, after we can finally get it documented that these horrible, evil implants are the cause (and I would bet everything I own on that!) I can finally get something done and I don’t have to live on ibuprofen. I realize that means a total hysterectomy but at this point I don’t care. I can’t stand the constant pain and headaches! I totally regret having this procedure done and I wish they would stop doing it altogether!