What a relief! I'm ending day four on my removal, and the main side effect for me has been insomnia and a few moody moments. I haven't had any more migraines since it's been removed and the pain in my hip seems to be gone for now.
I'm drinking a lot of water and taking some vitamin supplements, and it seems to help a lot. I'm sure I will experience some other side effects, but I seriously can't remember the last time I felt so alert and awake.
There were many times I mentioned that I felt lethargic, and I didn't really want to do much of anything. Today after work, I came home and cooked a nice meal and then cleaned the kitchen. My family looked at me kind of funny as though they were thinking, "who's this lady?" (They've had their own share of suffering since I've had had the IUD). I was happy the entire time, too, and didn't want to go lay on the couch afterward. I seriously believe this device was toxic for me. I feel now like I'm walking out of a thick foggy place I was at for nearly 8 months.
My OB was against the removal, but it didn't really bother me much. Although I disliked her telling me that "other people like it" especially when I was miserable, this isn't about everyone else. It's about me and the fact I knew something just wasn't right. I'm truly glad I made the choice to have it removed. = )