hi, sorry you have had so many problems, welcome to the club!!:)Yes those symptoms are all side effects of mirena - many people have felt terrible emotional upsets on mirena, everything from suicidal tendances through to pure rage. And on the physical side, everything from hair loss to mini stroke!
i cant help on how much it would cost you, as i am english and we already pay extra in our taxes, so when we need anything, we get it done for free at source over here - but i can say that it is certainly not advisable to try and take it out yourself. yes people have done it themselves, and have been lucky - but that's all it is - the same luck as you have when you are playing Russian roulette - because for some people, the iud will be embedded in the uterus - if you try to pull out the iud and it is embedded, you will pull half your uterus with it!!! and do untold damage - and i am sure the repair bill will come to much more than the cost of just getting the mirena moved normally!!! (quite apart from possibly ruining the chances of every having kids) so whilst i totally understand the frustration and desperation involved when people are having side effects and have little money to get the damn thing out, it worries me deeply on their behalf, and it is really is not worth trying to get it out yourself - especially after it has been in quite a while like yours. One way round it, could be to go to ER and say you have severe pain etc and you ask if they can take it out for you? I think they are legally bound to help, from what others on the forum have said in the past. I do wish you luck and hope you can get it out asap. It may take a long time to get your body completely sorted out after mirena, but you should notice that at least some of the side effects begin to go quite quickly, though others may be more persistant. Pop back and let everyone know how you get on and we will do our best to help you through it. take care, Kabel xxx