Hi, my name is Niki and I’m 29 years old. I had Essure implanted in May of 2013 after my 3rd son was born. My implanting OBGYN said Essure sounds like a slice of heaven. No surgery, no down time, no problems, no worries. Which was great for me considering I have 3 sons. I unfortunately did not do any research because I trusted my doctor, after all he delivered all 3 of my kids and I didn’t think he’d steer me wrong. I have the hsg test in August of 2013 and was confirmed blocked. Shortly after that I started losing tons of hair and my face was breaking out like crazy. I chalked it up to healing from having a baby and having the coils. I had no idea what was causing it. I started suffering from severe anxiety, to the point where I couldn’t sleep at night and would not leave my house in fear of something terrible happening to my kids or me. I never wanted to leave. I experienced constant sharp stabbing pains in my tubes, horrible ovulation pain, lower back pain, sex was unbearable, severe bloating, weight loss of 20 pounds, then gained some back and the weight would not budge after it was gained. My periods were so heavy that I filled 2-3 pads an hour and could not even get off my couch because of the cramping and pain. I had bladder leakage and constant need to urinate. I started googling essure and i found the Essure Problems facebook page in January 2014. I finally decided to make a doctors appointment the beginning of 2014 to get checked. My doctor said I was fine and that I had musculoskeletal issues and prescribed me an antiinflammatory and a muscle relaxer, which did absolutely nothing to help me. I called my doctor back 10-12 times requesting information on essure removal and the nurses said they can’t be removed and there was no way essure would cause my issues. With my body constantly feeling sick and drained I finally decided to find a different doctor. I called a new doctor, had an appointment in April of 2014, she LISTENED TO ME! I have ultrasounds and a mammogram (I had painful breasts while I had essure) all within a week and had my hysterectomy scheduled. I had my surgery on July 16th 2014 and as soon as I woke up, the stabbing pain was gone. I felt normal, like I had been relieved of my suffering. I suffered from essure for 14 excruciating months. I can proudly say that since getting essure removed, I feel amazing. No pain, no more hair loss, no more depression or anxiety, my skin is improving, everything is just going back to normal and most of all, my boys have their mommy back, my husband has his wife back! Screw you Essure!!!!