I too got the Essure procedure done in 2010 and it was the single worst thing I have ever had done to me. I chose to do it in the clinic versus under sedation because the doctor reassured me it was no worse than having an abortion pain wise. I have a HIGH pain threshold–I had taken a valium, a pain pill and had a pain shot before the procedure–all failed so I was conscious and not numbed at all. Far worst than labor is what I endured that day, I was as white as a ghost and bled so badly too. I soaked the table to the floor. I bled so badly and was in immense pain for weeks after. I even developed a UTI from having the procedure done in a clinic. For a whole year I was in continual pain immense pain and felt like my insides were ripping apart. Periods hurt far worse than ever–I had already suffered through 2 cycles a month before this procedure and the doctor had told me the procedure would help with that too! Never any warnings of what I was about to endure…my 2 cycles continued and turned into 2 cycles of HELL a month. Since then, I have suffered from the same symptoms that has been described by others: joint pain, chronic fatigue, weight gain, irregular heavy menstrual cycles ( I already have endometriosis so this sucks even more) and debilitating headaches that are so unlike my migrianes. Those headaches caused me to get myself neurologically checked out which I found out my CF (Cerebral Fluid) levels where over 30 instead of 10 or less. I even believe my problem with having my CF pressure levels being high is due to the procedure. According to an article I read on Facebook, not one of us can ever be compensated due to the guidelines placed on this implant…SO I am going to focus instead on making sure no other woman ever has to go through what I and these poor women have gone through–DO NOT, REPEAT, DO NOT EVER GET ESSURE DONE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN DO NOT ALLOW YOUR GIRLFRIENDS/WIVES TO DO THIS!!!! It is a Mind devasting nightmare every day I that have been in pain due to Essure is one I regret!!! I love ya’ll too much to have what happened to me ever happen to any of you!! We women have to stick together in terms of protecting ourselves from medical nightmares! So if I can just reach one person and save them the agony that I have been through–it’s worth the pain, suffering, and heart-ache I go through every day!! Some days can be good but mostly I have not been myself since that day in November 2010!