I had the Essure procedure in 2009. It was done in my OBGYN’s office. I was given a Valium to take before the procedure but still experienced a great deal of pain. The first coil did not come out of its tube properly so my doctor had to insert another one on the left side. When both coils were inserted I experienced a lot of pain and was told to go home and rest. I continued to bleed for about a week. I thought everything was ok until in July of 2011 I began to bleed heavily. I thought I was in menopause and just ignored it for a while. At my husband’s urging I went to see my OBGYN who assured me everything was ok. I continued to bleed and made an appointment with another doctor. When examining me he said he could see the coil on the left and it was hanging out of my fallopian tube. His nurse cringed just looking at it. He said the bleeding was caused by my body trying to get rid of the foreign body. In December of 2011 I underwent an endometrial ablation and removal of the left coil. The bleeding stopped and again I thought everything was ok. Last month, November 2013, I began experiencing terrible cramps and some blood and mucus discharge. The pain is centered on the right side and radiates to my lower back. I made an appointment with the OBGYN who performed the surgery and he ordered an ultrasound which, due to the ablation, did not show anything. Also because of the ablation he is unable to see any problems with the right coil (the cavity is closed). The only way he can determine if the coil is causing the pain is to put me under general anesthesia again and insert a camera through my belly button. If I choose to have this procedure and it shows trouble with the coil he said he would then need to remove my uterus. Right now I’m logging my pain and discharge because I’m hoping that it’s not the coil but I’m pretty sure it is. I regret having this procdure. I too experience muscle aches, depression, tiredness, and lack of energy for things I used to enjoy. I am only 48 years old and look forward to many great years ahead but I can’t take this pain!