I never had anxiety before the mirena, but when it started, OH MY GOD, it was crazy. I was put on ativan 1mg, and it just made me feel like I was having out of body experiences, but still panicy, so I stopped (that feeling didn't go right away, either) my dr thought I was depressed from the constant anxiety, and wanted me to go on wellbutrin, but I had enough of meds at that point between the mirena crap and the ativan. So I tried acupuncture and it was amazing. I don't know what they do or how it works, it just stopped the anxiety in its tracks, kind of like when jenchna said that she broke the cycle, I think that is what the acupuncture did for me. I think she's right, you just have to break the anxiety cycle by different meds or acupuncture,or some other method to maybe "shock" the brain into diverting the energy to the right path. I know this sounds new- agey, but its worth a shot. I still have anxiety issues from the mirena, but I have not had a full blown attack scince the first acupuncture treatment.