I am posting this to warn women of the dangerous side effects that some are not informed of, but get the Mirena and go thru hell. Where shall I begin? Let's start first with side effects: severe depression, anxiety, weight gain, unexplained pain in ALL areas of the body, hair loss, loss of train of thought, numbness in hands and arms, pain in armpits, lymph node pain in neck, severe headaches, blurry vision, vaginal discharge, pain in butt cheeks, severe cramping, symptoms of MS or Fibromyalgia, mood disorder, crying bouts, loss of libido, malaise, loss of quality of life, bloating, shoulder pain, hear palpitations, tightness in chest, symptoms of heart attack, pain in breasts, unusual fluttering in stomach.....these are ONLY a few of the side effects I endured for 6 months until it was removed today. I had Mirena inserted ten years ago with no problems or side effects and absolutely loved it. A new one was inserted in Feb 2012 and my symptoms started March 28th. They have rapidly progressed, to the point where I have begun the process of planning my own death. These symptoms baffled my dr's and I have been subjected to blood tests, ct scans, MRI's, and x-rays and visits to psychiatry. I am no longer ME :(. I posted on my Facebook page and asked several of my friends if they have had any experiences with the Mirena, and lo and behold, some are going thru the same experiences as I. In a matter of 3 days, 4 friends and family have gotten theirs removed. 3 of them going thru similar symptoms and being tested for Neurological disorders, and ALL of them being put on anti-depressants. I hate medication and chose NOT to start an anti-depressant, BUT did pray for my complete and total restoration. The ONLY thing that has kept me sane is my unwavering faith in God, no weapon formed against me shall prosper! I WILL and HAVE and WILL CONTINUE to inform innocent women of the dangers of this horrible method of birth control!!!