I had the essure procedure done in Nov of 2014. After having 3 children and my last 2 pregnancies had many complications, I decided I wanted a permanent solution to birth control. My sister had the essure done and recommended it to me as an alternative to a tubal ligation. I had the procedure done and as soon as I stopped taking birth control pills 3 months after the essure, I started having a multitude of problems. My periods were heavy, painful and irregular. I had horrible back and nerve pain and a painful pressure feeling in my pelvic region. I started having extreme ovulation pain that lasted 4-5 days every month. The pain was so dibilitating that I couldn’t take care of myself let alone my 3 kids. My husband was taking many days off of work to stay home and help me. It put a major strain on all of our lives. I didn’t want my kids to see Mommy curled up in a little ball laying on the couch and crying all the time. I had several ER visits and no one could pin point the problem. I had several pelvic infections, yeast infections and a constant elevated WBC on my lab work. My PCP tested me for Lupus, RA, and Lymphoma because my lab work was showing abnormalities. Thankfully all those tests came back negative. I found out I was Vitamin D deficient which made no sense since I was getting plenty of Vit D at the time. I finally convinced my OBGYN that all my symptoms had to have something to do with the essure. She confessed that I was not her only patient that had the essure done and was complaining of similar symptoms. I had an abdominal hysterectomy Sep 2015. They were able to successfully remove my uterus, Fallopian tubes and the essure coils and leave me one ovary for hormones. It has been almost one month since the surgery and I have been experiencing menopause symptoms for the last week. I am still sore and in pain from the surgery. I have a fluid build up inside the cavity which will have to be needle aspirated from my abdomen by a surgeon if my body does not absorb the fluids. I am 38 years old, and the essure procedure ruined my life. For the last 7 months I have been in pain, depressed, suicidal, and now am going through menopause. All I wanted was to have my life back, be able to function for my family and things will never be the same for me now.