Well, I had the essure procedure done in July of 2010. The procedure itself went fine. It was about 6 months after it i started having some unusual symptoms. Up until this point I had always been such a healthy person. I started losing weight, itching everywhere, having really bad acid reflux, bruising really bad (i looked like I had been beaten up over and over), really bad stomach pains and bloating, really bad sharp pains in my ovaries area, headaches. I just really felt like i was falling apart and i was only 29! So i went to the doctor and they ran some test and i was diagnosed with an autoimmune diease CREST. They called it a ‘flare up’. I went to my GYN and asked him if any of these symptoms could be from the Essure procedure because my mom brought it up because she is highly allergic to nickel. He just blew it off and said no way. So i dismissed the thought and went on. Well a few month back i had another ‘flare up’ and it was worse… still had all of the previous symptms but now i had the skin rashes and skin blisters comimg up on my hands and other places, nose sores, severe stomach issues. So went back to the doctor and they did more test and then they came back and said i have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease where i have Lupus and Scleraderma, but neither one are full blown yet. Was put on some very strong meds to clear blisters and rashes up, and the meds did such a number on me mentally. It wasnt for the Lord getting me thru the last 3 years, i dont know what i would have done!! Well, it has been a couple of months since my last ‘flare up’. I went on a gluten free diet because they say that helps tremendously and I have felt better. But i am still no where near my old self. I am 31 now and still a lot of the times feel like i am 80 years old. And that had never been me…always into physical activity, sppoprts, and etc. Well, a few nights ago i seen a news story on the Essure procedure and its side effects and low and behold many of all of my side effects can come from the Essure procedure!! I have already called Chapel Hill to start the process of scheduling to get the coils removed. I think it was God’s divine intervention for me to see that story and find this website. I told my husband last night I finally feel like i can see a light at the end of the tunnel!! I know i have went thry phsical hell the past 3 years, but i know God allowed this to happen to me for a reason and he has allowed me to come to this part of the journey now to get them removed. Spiritually this journey has caused me to rededicate my life to the Lord and really examine myself. So i can’t say it has been all bad:) But I am definitely so happy that in a few months or even sooner them darn coils are going tobe taken out of me and can no longer poison my body physically!!