Thanks for the reply. The main side effect that I have noticed that has come back is my fingers swelling up where I can't wear my rings. I have had some mood swings, but that is to be expected I'm sure. I am going to stay away from synthetic hormones for a few months and see how it goes. Do you know how long it takes before you can notice any weight loss after removal? I tried to lose weight while I had the IUD, but I could not lose a pound! Thanks again, I'll keep everyone updated.