After my 3rd child I decided I was done having children. I went to my gynecologist and he suggested the newest thing. It was described as out patient, least amount of time off, just overall better than the old tubal ligation. I went soon after with my mother and he and some other doctors learning the procedure were in the room. My symptoms started slowly first with severe allergy like issues; stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and being tired all the time. By year three I was exhausted, I would have sharp stabbing pains that would drop me to my knees at least once a week. I felt ‘labor’ pains often. Heavier periods, painful intercourse. Just horrible! About 2 years after I had the baby bug and thought I want to have a baby and was looking into reversal even though I had been told that it was not possible. Through this internet search I found women with complaints of my symptoms. I woke my husband up and said, ‘ Look it’s me!’ I wanted the hysterectomy as soon as I saw it! I had it done shortly after. It has been 3 years. Pain is gone, somewhat. But the worst is that I am pretty sure this triggered a gluten intolerance. Heightened my migraines. Messed with my thyroid. Joint pain and swelling. All could have been prevented I feel if a nickel allergy test had been conducted. I was never told it was made of nickel or asked if I was allergic to nickel. Didn’t even know there was such a thing. Still trying to get better. Cysts are found throughout my body. I just live with it. In misery.