Thanks so much for sharing you experience. This is the only forum I have only put stuff on the internet too. It is so sad that this is effecting so many women, but just think of the ones who don't put this together? I don't think it's the doctor's fault, they have been sworn to and shown studies that the IUD cannot go into the bloodstream. They just don't know- It too had tons of blood work done and kept thinking, "well, I must be OK, I guess this is just part of getting older". Just glad you figured it out. By the way, you must have a really cool job. Take care.