To all the women out there, young & old please be aware the tragic pain the Essure Birth Control causes! I had the Essure implant done last year when I was barely 24yrs old. I was told there would be no serious side effects or complications and it would help to improve my health issues. Ever sonce I had the implants I have suffered from severe light headedness, I have had numbing sensations in my lower back, such pain I could not walk as I went to the ER they told me not to worry they sent me home I could not pass a bowel movement for twelve days, I get horrible cramps in my stomach that feels like I am being forced to fold my body in half, many nights I would cry myself to sleep curled up due to the pain. I passed out from the pain while walking to my bathroom sweating ready to vomit, I smacked my chin on my sink as I passed out which busted my chin open of course… I got the Essure implant done in Elkton Maryland, however my current PCP doctor in Newark Delaware had never heard of the Essure implant. The pain feels like I am being stabbed from the bottom of my spine to the base of my neck every day & sleeping is very difficult. Had I known this would be such torture I would have never gotten this implant. I have 3 biological sons & when I am not able to function or walk it makes it very hard to take care of them. Sometimes when the cramps begin in my stomach not even 24hrs later my stomach expands to 4or5 months pregnant. Please do NOT risk these pains for this implant.