My name is Rachel and I will be 30yrs old in April. I’m married with two boys ages 8 1/2 & 6. I had the Essure procedure done at age 23 on Dec 5th, 2008 after giving birth to my 2nd son in September. The first year I didn’t think anything of the pain I was having because I was induced & had an epidural which I didn’t have with my 1st son who was delivered all natural so I thought the pain was from that. Since then I have had chronic pain in my lower back, entire left leg, in both hips (mostly my left hip), neck, left arm and shoulder for almost 6 years. Headache’s & migraines that come and go. Slurred speech, confusion, vertigo and forgetfulness as of 4 years ago. Tingling and numbing on and off down my left leg, hip, ankle, and foot, down my left arm. Now the left side of my face is going numb a long with the outer side of my lower left leg that has been completely numb for almost 3 months now. The numbness is so bad that I lose my balance and I have fallen a few times and my left leg constantly goes out on me. My pain is so bad it feels like I’m being stuck with hot pokers on a daily basis and my bones feel like they are shattering. I am no longer physically able to work a normal job because it is uncomfortable for me to sit or stand in any position to long not to mention my memory issues. I am constantly repositioning myself to try and help relieve the pain with no relief. I have a constant ringing/whooshing sound in my right ear which makes it hard for me to hear sometimes. My heart has irregular palpation on and off to where sometimes It knocks the wind out of me. My periods where always normal before the procedure but now I sometimes have 2 periods in one month with blood clots and on the months that I only have 1 period I bleed so heavy I have had to start using super plus tampons and I still bleed through them. I also have cramps now and I’ve never had them in the past. My sex life has drastically changed especially in the last 4yrs. Sometimes it’s to painful no matter what position we are in. Sometimes it feels as if my husband is going to rip through my uterus and break my hips, but on a good day I’m just really sore afterwards but in extreme pain the next day. Most of the time though I have no sex drive at all! I have been suffering from insomnia for the past 6 yrs and on a few occasions I have been awake for a little over 48hrs straight. My body is constantly in a state of fatigue and I barely have enough energy to complete my daily task. I spend most of my days trying to sleep. My nails constantly crack and are brittle. I have not been able to lose weight since my 2nd son was born without a prescription and when I stop taking it I gain it all back plus some. I also now have vaginal discharge on a daily basis and more so before and after my periods. I have had xrays, cat scans, numerous blood test, hormone test, and recently an mri and they all come back negative! I have seen a chiropractor, hired a personal trainer to help with the weight gain, physical therapist, and besides my normal doctor I am also seeing a holistic Cranial Sacral Therapist with no relief in my pain. My doctor has no clue what is going on with me or where the pain is coming from. I can’t go back to the OB that did the procedure because he has moved his practice out of state. My current doctor has me on Oxycodone for the pain, but that barely helps take the edge off especially on my bad days! I currently still have the Essure implants and I am working on finding a solution to all of the problems I am having. All I know is that I was a normal healthy women before I decided to get the Essure procedure and one day I plan on finding that women again!