My name is Tiffany, I am 43 and 2 years ago when I decided to have the Essure procedure done it was because my children were grown and I surely didnt want any babies at this point in my life. I will say I am not one to go to the doctor unless I really need to so this alone was a big step for me. I spoke with a well known female doctor from my area who advised how inexpensive and simple the procedure would be, she stated the coils were first used in some type of heart surgery that is was very safe and noninvasive with a quick recovery time. I could have the procedure done on my day off and return to work 3 days later making it so I didnt have to take any time off. Since the procedure I have bleed so heavy with irregular periods that I have almost gone to the emergency room believing I am on the verge of hemmorage..I have intense cramps and bloating starting a few days before my period and lasting through it entirely. Before the procedure my periods were regular..almost to the hour..my entire life. They lasted 3 to 4 days and were not very heavy..yes I was a lucky one..but now I cant even sleep at night without a towel between my legs due to the sudden cramp and them almost pouring of blood. I sit on a towel… yes tampon and pad in place also but the gush of blood is disgusting and life changing. I dont dare make a trip to the store for fear of such a thing. The irregularity is also an issue anywhere from 2 weeks to 7 weeks between my period and only once it was the 7. Please dont get this procedure done. After reading other peoples reports I will go see a gyno and maybe get a hysterectomy because I sure dont want to continue this way.