I had the essure implant done on December 23, 2008. I had it done as an outpatient procedure. I immediately began to have problems with the implant. I had pain, weakness, and could not stand for even 30 seconds without being completely soaked in sweat. I went back to my gynecologist and they proceeded to say that no one else has ever had an issue with the implants and that it should get better. This continued for about a month and after missing a lot of work, I went back to the doctor and told her that I wanted it removed. Fortunately, she did not argue with me and in February, 2009, I had the implants removed and she was supposed to burn my tubes for a tubal and then have the tissue tested. Well, when they did the tests, I was told that the tissue could not be confirmed. So, now, I have to worry about using either birth control or condoms until I finish having my menstral cycles so that I know for sure that I will not get pregnant again. I already have 4 children (from 5 to 25 years old) and suffered one miscarriage, so I do not wish to have any more children. If I had known about the issues with the essure before I had it done, I would have never had this procedure performed and would have opted for having my tubes tied from the beginning. While I have never been told that I have an allergy to nickel, it is the only justification that I can think of that would have caused such a problem. If anyone ever asks me about the procedure, I vehemently tell them not to do it. It is one of the worst experiences I have ever had.