My name is Tina Marsiglio, 34, from Crete,Il. and this is my Essure story. In November of 2008, I went into my doctors office to get my Essure procedure. Before that I was on the seasonal birth control. I was done having kids and the last two where BC babies. I didn’t know much about it except it was minimal recovery time and with three kids I needed something simple and worry free or though I thought. I was never tested for any allergies and very healthy. When I had the procedure done I was in a lot of pain especially on the right side. I felt it all. I was back to myself in two days. The first three years I looked pregnant. Could not lose weight or anything. Periods where heavy and lasted a full seven days. I knew when I was ovulating. The last three years my symptoms have reversed themselves with additional ones showing up. I have lost thirty pounds, my periods last three days (some months very light). I don’t feel the ovulation but my right side hurts the week of my period. The cramps are week of not week before. Plus I get severe headaches to where it feels like my head would explode, lightheadedness, dizzy, weak, depressed, memory loss/brain fog, tired/no energy, what’s sex? And when you do want sex its painful. Hives,rashes,dental problems, the newest one is gastro issues. Plus so many more. My doctor says there fine. I don’t want to run around to other doctors for them to tell me everything is fine. I want my life back. Please do not get this. If I knew then what I know now, I would have taken my chances with BC.