Many of the women on this forum (including me) have had severe autoimmune and neurological reactions to the Mirena, along with massive hormonal disruption. I have had mine out for almost 4 years and am still not back to normal. Please consider having it removed just to protect your health! And feel free to spread the word. BTW, many doctors refuse to acknowledge the damage the IUD can do, although there are some who do. My Dr. tried to talk me into keeping it, but my instinct told me something was wrong. My body was not happy with it, even at the beginning when the symptoms were easy to overlook. I also had some spotting and cramping with it initially.