I had it removed yesterday morning, and followed up with a session of acupuncture yesterday afternoon which gave me some immediate relief from anxiety symptoms, physical tension, and shortness of breath. I was breathing deeply and smiling when leaving the treatment. Part of the treatment was to address the need for the liver to detox from the artificial hormones. I think this is the reason I had a headache today that felt a lot like a hangover, I felt like I was detoxing, and I actually felt quite good other than a bit sleepy and headache. I feel more myself than I have in a long while! I am really glad to feel this way. I can't say what is from taking out the IUD and what is from the acupuncture, but the combination was definitely good for me.
I am not going to work too hard at detoxing right away in any other way, but I did drink one once of Goji berry juice because I had it here and it is supposed to be very helpful for liver function/cleansing. Otherwise doing lots of water and hoping to have a good night's sleep. Last night I still had a time in the wee hours that I woke up and had some of the mental stress going on, but it wasn't as severe as the days before. I feel in my body that it will keep improving. I will keep you posted in case my experience is helpful.
Just to clarify, I was suffering from the severe sense of anxiety and shortness of breath, depressive thoughts, heart palpitations, irritability, fatigue, etc when I finally thought to look into whether it was related to the Mirena and after reading so many other similar experiences I immediately had it taken out. It was really incapacitating the last couple of weeks. I had it in since January, so it took some time for it to get that bad. I didn't think of the initial insomnia as related to the IUD, but now I do.