thanks so much for responding, bugsymalone. that makes me feel better, though I'm really concerned that you still have problems even a few months after it was removed. I talked to the nurse at my dr's office who never heard of my pains being associated with mirena (of course), but I have an appt to have it removed next week. I cannot believe you have clicking in your hip - I have been trying to figure out how I got it, it is the strangest thing - everyone thinks I'm crazy. Thanks again.