I had the procedure performed about 6 weeks ago. Prior to and during the procedure it was explained to me that it was for the most part painless, quick and reliable. The insertion which was supposed to take 15 minutes max, instead took a total of 1 1/2 hours (45 minutes of that was recovering from the excruciating pain in the adjacent exam room). As a direct result of the pain I was on the verge of vomiting and passing out, and left unable to walk from the exam room under my own power and had to the pushed out of the medical office complex in a wheelchair; once my blood pressure had somewhat normalized. During the ride home and for the next 5 days I had horrible cramping, bleeding, weakness, pelvic pain, and back pain. (I was told that I should feel ‘normal’ within 48 hours, and MAY have some mild cramping or spotting). After a week continued discomfort I called to doctor’s office and they performed an ultrasound to ensure that no migration had taken place. None could be seen and it was explained to me that each person reacts differently and that it’s just my body building up scar tissue. Well 6 weeks have past and I sill have constant pain on either one or both sides, as well as back/pelvic pain. My period was significantly heavier than it has been in the past and lasted longer. I hope that people read this and realize that it is not as ‘safe and easy’ as the medical professionals would like you to believe. I also hope that I do not have to live the rest of my life with a constant reminder of the Essure procedure.