I decided to go with Essure back in 2007 after having my 3rd child because of cost, down time, and minimal pain. Little did I know. I had my essure put in at the hospital under anaesthesia. I thought it was wonderful. My Dr told me that she inserted 3 coils, but it wouldnt hurt anything. I went for an HSG but the side with one coil didn’t block. I waited and repeated HSG in 3 months. Still the same result so back I go in for the 4th coil. My health started declining drastically after (which I was always at the Dr office for something.), but I didn’t put 2 & 2 together until I saw some locals on the news discussing essure & the damage it can do. I thought, ‘oh I’ve had all those symptoms’. My symptoms are weight gain, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, migraines, leg pain, hip pain, severe back pain, abdominal pain, heavy periods, hair loss and that’s to name a few! I joined a group for essure on Facebook and located a wonderful Dr who is willing to remove them. He said by no means should I have 4 coils and I’m one of his more critical cases because one coil is by my L4 & L5 in my spine. Now my insurance is denying removal. Dr is still working on getting them removed though. Hopefully that day will come very soon so I can start enjoying my life and kids again.