I had essure placed December 31, 2008. I had nothing but problems since. It all started with pain like contractions which I was not told about. Then 2 weeks after essure i had muscle spasms in my left butt cheek. (i know that sounds weird). It lasted 3 days. I went to the ER room. Of course they couldn’t figure out what caused it. Also after I had essure placed I couldn’t stop bleeding. I bled until the doctor did D&C and thermal ablasion May 5, 2009. Then I wound up with a severe infection for 2 monthes. I have had a number of symptoms appear since essure. I am 34 now and I feel much older than that. I have had pain and bloating, constipation, weight gain(40 lbs which i now lost- i cant stop losing weight now though- I am 5′ 2″ 102 lbs now) I dont know now though if thats cause of the pain I’m in?? Another big surprising thing to the doctors is i have prediabetes already. That is why i mentioned about the weight. The endocrinologist just diagnosed me with that last February. The doctors couldnt figure out that because of my age and weight. I also have had kidney stones 3 times. The ER room also discovered polyps in my colon, which they said I’m too young for. Irritable bowel syndrome. Adema. neuropathy. Random muscle spasms and flutter anywhere on my body, for some reason mostly the left side of my body. Ive been to a neurologist, rhemotologist, and have had MRIs done. I have no signs of a neurological disorder whatsoever. My bloodwork is fine, except for Vitamin D deficiancy. I have had bad migranes at times. Fatigue. I also started passing out 2 times now and dizziness upon standing i black out for like 1 second or 2 and will fall. My family doctor thinks it is called vaso vagel response, but not confirmed as to why I’m passing out. The 2 times i actually passed out i got took to the ER room. I was at work the one time was a 1/2 hour the other time was 1 hr. No one knows why I passed out. I also had a crazy random rashes – resembles kinda a pimple but sort of looks like a hive. The rash itches real bad. I asked doctor after doctor to do nickel allergy test, but everyone wanted to keep saying there is no way you could be allergic to essure. Then 2 years ago I also got yet another symptom. Heart palpitations. My heart looks like its going to pound out of my chest at times. I can just be sitting and relaxing and all the sudden it happens. I had to wear a hulter monitor back in nov. for 48 hrs. They saw on the results my heart skipping beats and then it would start working too hard. I had to go for a stress test. That went ok, but then again my heart was fine that day i went. It happens so random . The heart doctor is just keeping an eye on it but hes not sure whats causing my heart palpitations. I also have had many UTI’s and bacterial infections(vaginal). My newest symptoms started like april of last year. My menstrual cycle hasnt been the same since essure but it got worse again. I started getting big blot clots and back pain and pain in my left side. I went for an ultrasound the end of may. I once again asked if it was essure. Nope OF COURSE NOT. Essure is placed correct. So aggrivating. Oh nothing wrong they can find. My period has been even worse since Dec. I passed 3 blood clots and one was bigger than my thumb and the other 2 were close to that. The only diagnosis they could give was mennorhagia and pelvic varices. I was to see a gyno again.Went to one she didnt even want to consider it was essure. So I went to another at a researh hospital and she finally listened. Im not the first person she had to take essure out of. She did an ultrasound of my tubes and normally she said you cant see someones tubes being swelled but mine you can see plain as day. My left one especially is severely swollen and dilated(hydrosphynxia). At first she was just going to remove the tubes but my uterus is ruined too. I have to get a hysterectomy now. Ok other final symptoms are, pain in joints. Pain during intercourse. I feel like someone has stabbed me in my left side n its been that way only worse now since I’ve had essure. I’ve missed I dont even know how much work because of all these doctor visits and not feeling well. I have felt like a freak/science experiment for so long. Always i asked if its essure and have always been told no. I have felt crazy the past 5 years. I felt like a hypocondriac. The next step is i am going to an allergist who will do the nickel allergy test, and my hysterectomy. I’m scared to death. I pray I will wake up. I had general anetisia before n i didnt wake up to well. The doctors had to wake me with some kind of medicine. i was warned dont get general anetesia again unless youre having open heart surgery or something. I asked if I could be awake but no i cant because shes doing laproscopy n they fill your stomach with gas n its impossible to breathe on your own. Im scared. I hate everything about this. I put my faith in essure because I was sold on the idea they could place essure without me being asleep, no cuts and only mild cramping. (yeah right! it was severe. I can take alot of pain but this was horrible, i cant take pain meds, I have alot of medicinal allergies also,. so I had to lay there n suffer. I also was told how easy it was to remove if you didnt want essure no more. Its alot easier to reverse than traditional methods. Absolutely not true at all. I was 100% HEALTHY before essure. I was rarely to doctors before accept my healthy visits. Now it seems like I’m always there.