I had the Essure procedure done at the end of May 2011, within a few days, I had trouble. I was watching the parade for Memorial Day and started feeling like I had been bit all over by mosquitos, which was weird because there were none out. Within a month from that time I would get hives all over my body. I literally looked like someone whipped me, then they would go away for a few hours and then come back, I itched like crazy all over. I started taking Allegra which at first controlled it pretty well, now, I have to take Allegra 24hr, every 12 hours and still have breakthrough hives and itching. Turns out that I am allergic to nickel! I had no idea, I do not wear jewelry that often but never had trouble when I did, so I had no clue. Turns out most people that are allergic to nickel don’t know it. So why then is there nickel in this product?? I have had to deal with this for almost three years now and the only way to correct the problem is with a hysterectomy! I have no health Insurance now and three children ages 4, 5 and 7 that keep me busy so that is out of the question at this point in time. I know someday I will have to have the hysterectomy (which brings up a whole other set of issues, physically and emotionally) but for now, I have to deal with the effects all because the makers of Essure were obviously trying to come up with a concept that they could make tons of money off, after all, when we don’t want to spend a lot of money of jewelry, we but things that are made of nickel right? Why? Because it’s cheap! I guess I should have known better. I hope that someday Essure will be taken off the market so no more women have to go through this or any of the other problems Essure has caused. I also hope that they have to pay for what they have done to so many women. I buy two bottles of Allegra every month, have had to go to several allergists and dermatologists that I payed for out of pocket and will eventually have to pay for a hysterectomy. All while the makers of Essure are making millions! I’m not saying I’d like millions of dollars, but, a reimbursement for the money I’ve spent would be fair.