Im so excited to have my mirena removed in two days!! I have had it for nearly 3 years and while it has kept me from getting pregnant, it has made my life a living hell from the day it was inserted. Placement of the device is very painful and cramping after is ineviteable. I didn't realize everything I've been going through over the years was caused from the mirena but I know it is at this point. Before I got it, I was happy, silly, loved my daughter and husband's company,and was very patient. I was a stay home mom with a 2 1/2 year old and a new born. I was loving it. Then about a month or so after my son was born, I got the mirena. Since, I've had this terrible device, my vision went from 20/20 to worsening daily, it seems. regular cramping, body aches, but the worst of all the symptoms has been the changes to my mood. My marriage has hit rock bottom because I have no desire to be touched. I feel as though I've let my kids down because I lost the desire to play and be silly. I have been so depressed and angry with this thing. My newest symptom is severe back pain with swelling in the abdomen.I also lost a bit of fluid yesterday that was comparable to that of water breaking before birth. but im not pregnant. Im just ready to have it out and get back to the silly, loving, fun person I used to be instead of the short tempered, irritated, annoyed, angry depressed person I've become. I was never informed of issues like this and just discovered the possible side effects in children who nursed while their mother's had the mirena. very worried for my son now. :( Can anyone tell me how long it takes to start feeling better once it's removed? what changes you may go through and do mood swings get better or worse during the transition?