It's my understanding that ANY kind of birth control with a hormone can cause blood clots!? Did your doc mention that to you? ANYWAY...may wanna check on that. I just had my mirena removed today because it was driving me crazy!!! Hair loss, weight gain, acne, water retention, rocks for breasts, fever blisters, migraines, and the other side effects you mentioned.....etc. etc. I am thinking the same thing you are....having another kid would be a million times easier than dealing with mirena and losing yourself.