My name is Felica Terry. I’m 29 and a mother of 3. I had the essure procedure done back in 2009. After my second child I had a blood clot go to my left lung; due to this I was unable to take birth control and 3 children was the best number for us. Essure seemed like the best thing for me. My doctor gave me the pamphlet and explained that there wasn’t any side effect except for small cramping for the first day or two after the procedure. I was all for it. It has been 5 years since then and I regret everyday that I had this procedure done. Not only has there been weight gain that I can’t shake off. I hurt all the time in my lower back and down in my legs. My menstrual cycle has become irregular and extremely heavy; it also last 7 days instead of 5 days. It literally feels like I’m being stabbed below; I also have complications during ovulation that contains dark brown discharge. Sorry if it’s too much information. I’ve been to the back doctor and they said my back was fine. I’ve had a MRI done as well as numerous x-rays. All came back clean. They now want me to go see a rheumatologist they think its Fibromyalgia. I’m wondering if all of this is due to the coils in my body. I can’t bend or twist certain ways without feeling like something is stabbing me right where my tubes would be. I’m to the point to where I’m ready to have these things removed, this pain is unbearable and the doctors look at you like you’re making it up. Thanks to this page I now know I’m not alone. Something needs to be done so others doesn’t have to experience what I’ve experienced. I just want my life back!