I had the essure procedure done in June 2011. The initial procedure was a piece of cake, no pain, no bleeding no cramping, just the discomfort during placement. I was in and out of the Dr.’s office in about 30 minutes. I went back for the 3 month die test and was told that one side was blocked but the other wasn’t. My OB assured me that she sees a lot and that after another 3 months they generally found the other side to be blocked as well. We scheduled another die test for 3 months later. Went in and everything looked good until my OB pushed more die into my uterus, then I watched as the die filled the tube. Unsuccessful. My OB said she do a scope and if there was enough room in my tube she could place another coil. After discussing it with my husband we decided to have her try it again after all it was a quick pain free procedure and the other side had worked. The second procedure was a different story. The placement hurt, I could tell exactly where here instruments were in my uterus, I could feel each turn of the coil. After the procedure, I had the worst cramping I’ve ever experienced. I had to nurse my twins and they provided a room for me to that. When I was finished the Dr. was concerned about me, my face was white as a sheet and she asked me to stay a little longer so they could be sure everything was okay. After several hours the pain subsided. I went on with life and hardly gave it a second thought until I went for my die test. Same story. One side was blocked and the other wasn’t. At this point my OB said I could have tubal ligation on the open side or stay on birth control. I opted for birth control as I had taken leave to stay home and my insurance was ending. Since that day I have experienced sharp pains on the side with two implants. They sporadic, usually only one or two quick pains and then they are gone. I constantly worry that one or both coils on the open side will migrate and every time I have an explained pain that is my first thought. I have been on Depo ever since my twins were born beca can’t risk another pregnancy so I haven’t had a period and therefore can’t comment about any changes in that area. I have read a few stories on here though and I have to say that I have also experienced weight gain, forgetfulness and exhaustion. I never thought much about any of them other than that I’m getting older and life is busy but I see how they could be related to the Essure. I feel terrible for all these women that have had horrible complications and I hope my story never comes to that but it does seem to be progressive over time. I have every intention of having my coils removed and my tubes tied as soon as I have insurance and can find an OB/GYN who can do it. I can’t live the rest of my life in constant fear that they could migrate and cause serious complications.