I was implanted with Essure in 2014, after I had my son in April. I did not think I could have children and made the choice not to, but God decided differently and I now have a beautiful one year old that I love and adore. However, a little while after getting Essure, I began having muscle pain in my entire body that was making it difficult for me to walk and to lift things. I have a job that requires me to be very active and the days that I had to run, I was coming home and barely being able to move. (which was making it very hard to care for my son) I was also losing my hair, had pitted finger nails, had slight dizzy spells, and began to have memory issues. At this time, I had no idea that this had anything to do with Essure, so I made an appointment with my primary care doctor. He began by running blood tests and discovered that my body was making AMA cells. This normally happens to someone that has an autoimmune disease. Because of this, he sent me to a specialist and had me tested for a multitude of diseases. In the end, everything came back negative and no one was able to explain why I had the AMA cells. I just decided to live with the pain and hope it went away. After a few months, the muscle pain became worse. Then, one day while looking through Facebook, someone posted a story about Essure. This led me to the group called ‘Essure Problems’. I was blown away by the thousands of women who were posting similar symptoms! I continued to follow this page, as well as did more research on my own. Then, about two weeks ago, while at work, I stood up from the break room and thought I had urinated on myself. Once in the restroom, I found that i had hemorrhaged so bad that I bled doen both legs and into my socks. The following Monday, I made an appointment with my OBGYN to talk about removal. I have not had my appointment yet, but I will not take no for an answer. Everyday I have to decide if I want to live with the pain or take pain medicine and feel like a zombie. Before Essure and after I had my son, I was taking him for long walks and running to lose my baby weight. I was exercising and finding ways to get out of the house and play with my son. Since Essure, I have to talk myself into getting off the couch. My house is half as clean as it use to be, and I bought playground equipment for my back yard so that I don’t have to take him to the park. This has seriously changed my quality of life and it enrages me to know that the clinical trials were not done correctly and that information was falsified! I chose Essure because I didn’t want to have another surgery that was going to take away from time with my son and make it so I had to take more time off of work. Now, not only have I been suffering for months and losing precious time with my son, but I will have to have a surgery anyway. This product should not be on the market and I hope my story will stop someone from getting it. Thank you for the opportunity to tell my story.