In December of 2012 I had the Essure procedure done. I blindly trusted my doctor who said the Essure is the best form of permanent birth control and it was better than the Tubal Ligation. Soon after the procedure I started feeling very sick and light headed. I had terrible cramping and called the Doctor’s office and they said it had to be something other than the Essure. Shortly after I happened to visit my dermatologist for an unrelated matter and found out randomly that I was allergic to nickel! This raised a huge red flag for me so I immediately went into my Doctor to tell her about the allergy, she said that the amount nickel was so small that there was no way it could be related to that. So then I went to an Allergist who did a full skin patch test to determine the severity of my nickel allergy. Sure enough it was very serious, so I begged my doctor for an answer. She referred me to a Laproscopic Surgeon and said to have it removed if I so desired. I will be having these implants removed next week! I am so thankful I figured out early what was going on! I just wish my Doctor would have made me aware of the possible complications and other side effects! Good luck to all who have had this and are suffering …..hopefully we can get the word out!!