On the advice of my obgyn I had essure implanted in October 2006 as my birth control method. I seemed fine for a couple years. But in 2008 I began to get tired and gain weight. I could not get the weight off dieting and have been to tired to exercise. In 2006 I weighed 135 lbs. running 3-5 miles 5 days/week. Now in 2014 I am 190 lbs. and tired all the time. My belly has become swollen, actually pregnant looking as well. In 2012 I started having abdominal pain. I went through several tests these past 2 years…stomach scope, stomach emptying test, CT scans…all negative. I am now experiencing additional pain in my rib cage and joints…hips, legs and elbows. I also have neck and back pain. For some reason this week I decided to search the Internet for Essure side effects. OMG…these essure side effects are me! Is this really the root cause of my health issues? So now I need to figure out how to get this metal out of me. I want to get allergy tested for metals as well. There is a company that does metal testing I found on the internet (www.melisa.org). Has anyone used them or know of them? I need to ask my PCP to order this test. Then I need to find a doctor who can safely remove these metal implants. Any advice is welcomed!