My name is Vanessa and I am 38 yrs old. I had the essure procedure done after my 4th child in 2008. I remember the procedure being described to me as very simple and no down time. I have had 4 c-sections so I chose this so I didn’t have to have another surgery. I remember coming home feeling very out of it and in a lot of pain. Shortly after I remember my periods lasting for 3 weeks which can definitely kill your sex life with your spouse. Those 3 wk periods lasted for 2 years and now almost 6 yrs after the procedure I still have 2 wk periods. Sex has become painful and I’m finding that more and more I’m feeling dizzy,nauseous , and at least once every 2 wks bed ridden with a heating pad and pain meds for the abdominal cramping. I really miss my family those days. My periods are becoming so bad I too have to wear a pad and a tampon for several days. One morning I woke up thinking something was wrong because I was covered in blood but I had just started which had never happened this was before. I never got the confirmation xray done because of lack of insurance. So not sure if they even worked. I don’t have insurance now and it stinks because what am I just suppose to live like this? The headaches are getting pretty severe and very unbearable. I have 4 kids and I’m about to start college and I don’t work so money is tight ugh this is depressing to think if I would have chose a different procedure.