About 2 days after I got the IUD my hands and arms starting hurting like arthritis. I had it removed after 10 days of having it in. I can definitely relate to that. Since having it out my symptoms have changed. I have alot of weakness and weird sensations in my left arm and leg. My mouth goes numb and just feels weird. Somedays I have joint and muscle pain that moves around. I have read lots of peoples stories on this website and it sounds like you can overcome these side effects, but it takes time. I am 4 1/2 weeks post removal and still having alot of problems but I have hope from all the woman on this side that are feeling better. I am glad you have it out. I think patient now is the key.