It's been months since I have visited this site. I had the IUD inserted Jan'06...I had an immediate reaction as soon as my doctor left the room. I projectile vomited off the table. I was in so much pain she finally gave me a shot & I was driven home in the absolute worst pain! I weighed 129lbs the day of insertion (I'm 5'5) within a few months I began having horrible migranes,blurred vision, & began weighing 135. By October I was experiencing mild Depression & my skin started looking ashy & it was almost overnite the scales tipped 140. By December I was 150lbs & miserable. I no longer wanted sex & I was crazy. After a year of this hell I was having breathing issues & was rushed to the hospital where they discovered a mass on my lung. Being only 25 at the time I freaked out & quit smoking....Feb '07 I was now weighing 164lbs....no longer the hot & sexy wife my husband married & I had a serious personality change. At work one day I overheard a client talking about the Mirena IUD & how she had it removed a month after insertion because she was having horrible migranes from the moment she got it. I came home that night & researched it and found this site. I was horrified! I could not believe my doctor talked me into this f'in thing! I called my doctor in tears & finally got it removed in March. She insisted the weight gain & all of my symptoms were not caused by the IUD...In tears I argued & demanded she remove the thing or I would! Within 24 hours the bloating went away, no migrane, my skin glowed & I was horny!!! After a week I broke out in crazy Acne which lasted a week....then my period came & was awful. I have had a bad period every month until this month. It wasn't too bad & all of a sudden I am losing weight without effort! I'm at 150 now & I'm going to start eating better & exercising! For those who are experiencing a lot of bleeding after getting it removed....hang in there. I know it sucks but if you look at it as detoxing your body of mirena. I really feel like myself again! It's taken over 5 months BUT there is HOPE!