im sorry about all of the trouble that you have been having while using the mirena. i think that your dr is full of crap that your cramps are from cysts that form during mentstration. where in her mind are they forming?? i have a cyst on my right ovary that does not cause cramps during menstration. i have never had any problems with it, except during the later part of pregnancy. which is common. i have also had problems wiht it since february when i have hurt everyday on that side, but no cramps, and especially none like mentstration. i started hurting on that side on february 10th, i have hurt everyday since. only pain on that one side, not everywhere that is common when you cramp from menstrating. i know that it has something to do with my mirena, which i only had for 3 1/2 months, it came out february 22. when i first saw my dr in march, he thought that it was because that ovary was the one that was producing an egg. and he was going to give me until the end of march to have a period before doing anything. i got pregnant, then he thought that bc that was the ovary that produced the egg, it was hurting now because it was producing what it needed in order to support a pregnancy. well, obviously it didnt do its job. i lost the baby last week, and he said that the pain should go away in about a week. it hasnt. i see him for a post-surgery follow up next week and will see what he thinks this time. he is a great dr and did not make me feel stupid in any way when i told him of the problems that i had been having while using the mirena. all he said about them was that he had not heard of those side effects before. he was not even the one who brought up the idea of the mirena, i was. it was my choice, and i dont want anyone else to make the same mistake. please find a way to have it taken out. i had headaches everyday, exhaustion, mood swings from hell, it was the day that i took one of those mood swings out on our oldest daughter, who is not even two, that i decided it was time for it to go. i was lucky in that it came out on its own, which was great, considering our insurance wouldnt even start until march. the very next day i could tell a difference. i was not exhausted, i actually had energy to do things with, inlcuding playing with our kids. i applaude your decision to make sure that that is actually what is wrong with you, and i am pretty sure that it is. you will feel so much better when it is no longer in you. after all of the hormones have made their way out of your body. i wish you the best.