During the pregnancy of my 2nd child I knew I wanted to be fixed. Not knowing I had to sign the papers so long ahead of time I didn’t have it done. So when I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd I told the doctor on my first visit I wanted to be fixed. After having seen the toll on my body he agreed it was probably for the best. Don’t get me wrong. I wanted 4 children since I was a little girl. But with pre-clampsia and hypertension as well as heavy scarring due to C-sections I was more scared to not get fixed. Because of the way that I scar so heavily my Dr. thought Essure would be the best option. He was worried I may heal too fast for a traditional tubal to be effective. I heal faster than most people so I understood his concern and went with the option he had deemed most effective. My Essure was performed October of 2013. At first I thought most of the headaches, nausea and back pain would go away. It hasn’t really. I had never had but 2 vaginal infections in my life and now I can’t seem to get rid of them. My period discharge has become ridiculous. I had a 6 month time where it had become lighter. Then it became worse than before. During a good cycle I only have to wear overnight pads and extra super tampons for the first 4 days changing every couple hours. During a bad one I wear them almost the whole 8 to 10 days changing as often as every hour or so. I know it sounds strange but I never knew the location of my fallopian tubes until after my procedure. It feels cold and heavy there most days. I stay tired more often than not and no longer can sleep on my stomach comfortably. Sex is frustrating. Painful as hell sometimes pardon my language. I’m not even sure if I’m sterile. My insurance never agreed for me to be checked afterwards. I wish I had never had this procedure. It’s been roughly 18 months of hiding just how much this thing hurts. I can’t do it anymore and plan to speak to my Dr. as soon as possible. Until a month or so ago I had thought maybe it was just my own body going haywire. I was worried it could be a disease like cancer or another horrible illness. I’m crossing my fingers hoping that there is something that can be done to fix it. My prayers to all those who go through this as well.