But think about all the women who are out there thinking they are fine but just haven't put two and two together yet. I had all sorts of side effects that I thought were just random things I was getting until I looked at the updated list of side effects a couple of weeks ago. (www.mirena.ca/en/pdfs/MirenaEn.pdf
See pages 9 & 10 for side effects.) I had mine for almost 4 years thinking it was the greatest thing ever(after the initial heavy bleeding and cramps subsided). Meanwhile, I am only 30 years old and thought I was falling apart with all the things that were going wrong with me (i.e. chronic musculoskeletal pain, cardiac disorders, etc.) in the past couple of years. I hadn't put things together because it never occurred to me that the side effects could take a while to develop. Now my fear is that it did irreversable damage. I just had mine taken out yesterday, so I don't know yet if I'll get better or not.