My first period post-removal was pretty rough too -- really severe headaches, bloating, gas, PMS stuff. My period was shorter than normal but much heavier with clots. My second period was definitely better, and I just started my third and it's even better, although I'm still bloated and my boobs are a little sore (NOTHING like when I had Mirena). So hang in there! You will get through this and will hopefully be feeling much better soon. When I'm not PMSing, I am TONS better than with Mirena -- I feel like my old self again. I'm happy, I have tons of energy, a great sex life, my hair is coming back, my back doesn't feel locked up and painful, I'm slowly losing weight -- life is great! My husband is super psyched too and finally admits that it was the Mirena that made me a completely miserable unhealthy person for a few years. GOOD LUCK!!