My joint pain, tiredness, musculur spasms started after I had my mirena inserted. I had it in for only year and it completely changed my life from being a very active independent person to someone who at 30 feels like most of us on this website,over 60. After removal which was in January this year my symptoms unfortunately didn't just dissappear.I found some in fact got worse especially the chest pains and anxiety. Doctors found a musculur disease via a biopsy called myositis and have now been on cortisone treatment for 2 months. Every day I wake up hoping this nightmare will end and I will have my old life back and that I can be a fully functional mother of two toddlers. My instinct tells me the mirena had everything to do with what has happenned but obviously the doctors profusely disagree! I often wonder that maybe the disease pre-existed but got worse with the mirena. Anyone with similar disease or that has been on cortisone treatment to relieve any of their symptoms? Is there any light after this dark tunnel??????????