I received my Essure implant March 2013. I noticed hormonal issues right away but thought that was normal. Within a year I started to experience bloating, people ask me frequently if I am pregnant. I have changed my diet and increased my water intake but there is no change. Prior to the implant I had anxiety and was taking medication PRN, now I HAVE to take medication every day. I suffer from chronic fatigue , anxiety, high blood pressure, mood swings, heavy 3 day periods with painful cramping and PMS like a monster. Left leg numbness, NO libido, and painful intercourse. No one can tell me what’s wrong, but you know your body, you know when it’s trying to tell you something! The GYN who placed the Essure in told me last month that all of these symptom s are related to age and preexisting anxiety that I didn’t need to worry about my implant. I even had an ultra sound, the implant had not moved…that was good news. My GYN doesn’t feel it’s necessary to remove the Essure , ‘insurance won’t pay for the removal with your symptoms, I have to be able to prove it was due to the Essure’. I don’t know what to do. I’m not having serious issues like some women I’ve talked to however I’m not the same person and I don’t like it. I can except that I aging and that there is an aging process that all women experience However I don’t believe for a second that everything I’m going through is part of the aging experience. My GYN refuses to remove the Essure, I’m at a loss I hate being miserable, I WANT MY LIFE BACK!