My aunt came across this story and she sent the information to me immediately. She wanted to let me know that there were others out there and I was not just that .01% the doctors tried to make it seem. I almost lost my family because of the ESSURE procedure. I was so depressed I sometimes could not care for my children. If it wasn’t for my husband truly standing by me, my mother and my sister. I don’t know what I may have done. My husband and I had 2 kids already. We had decided we did not want anymore. So I discuss my options with my OBGYN. She was so confident in the procedure that I went ahead and had it done. I mean, she spoke so highly of this irreversible method. I went to the hospital had the Dye procedure done to make sure the ESSURE had taken. Even had a depo shot to make sure months afterward. My OBGYN said you no longer need the DEPO shots. My family watched me turn into a different person. I was so active in my kid’s life. It all started March 2006, and I had the ESSURE implant done. It should’ve been some cramping but turned into sever pain. I would have my menstrual for months at a time. It was hard having intercourse the pain was so sever. I called my doctor had many, many doctor’s visit and it was always the same excuse. You’re a woman and your body is changing. I gained 35 lbs for no apparent reason. I was told by my doctor it is the change of life. I’m thinking, this is crazy because I’m too young for this. For years, it was the same answer. I looked sick all the time. I even became anemic due to the sever blood loss. I developed migraines. I felt weak all the time. I bleed so much I would pass big clot and went through at least 2-3 packages of maxi pads a month. For YEARS this went on. It seems as though it was only yesterday, I was at work and they were giving the flu shot. So I decided I better get the flu shot because as a MOM I can’t afford to get sick. However that sickness never went away but my menstrual had stopped. I thought oh my goodness; it took me getting the flu for my menstrual to stop. Well that flu never went away. I went to the doctor and Primary Care Physician and she said I am going to run a pregnancy test and I said OH NO REASON, I had the ESSURE procedure done 2 years ago. She ran the test anyway and it came back positive. I told her to run it again because that can’t be so. POSITIVE!!! I called my OBGYN right after I left the doctor’s office. She said to come in. They did an ultra sound and long and behold, I Was 16 weeks pregnant. No medical treatment, NO prenatal care for myself. She proceeded to tell me that the procedure was 99.9% accurate and I was that .01%. I asked about the coils and they didn’t have an answer because it showed they were still in place and this was a miracle baby. I still to this day have the care they gave me in the event I moved I would need to tell the other OBGYN about this procedure. I went into a state of depression. Here I am 39 almost 40 soon with a child in high school and another one in elementary school my father just died and I am being told I am 16 weeks pregnant. I felt bad because I had no attachment to this pregnancy. She was born June 2008, healthy. I asked about tubligation and I was informed that everything was fine, I insisted and they said the insurance would not pay for the tubal because of the ESSURE. By then I was over doctors. On top of that my company decided to relocate to another state. I was not prepared for any of this. But when I relocated I found another OBGYN and explained the entire story and when he did the ultra sound he said I only see one coil however you are pregnant. I felt right then and there that I was not emotional stable for this and my life was a mess. Afterward my OBGYN (at my new location) did a tubligation and because of where the missing coil was located it had to stay inside. Still sever pain, more bleeding now worse that 2006-2008. Finally my OBGYN made some calls and I had to get a hysterectomy DEC 2013. My insides are turned upside down, inside out and who knows what else. But it was because of ONE DOCTOR who took the inititave and I asked how do you feel about the ESSURE procedure he said I have not done any and there is not enough information out for me to start.