Wow, that really stinks. So do you think you have improved at all since removal? Have you had any swelling? My thigh above my left knee is still swollen and sometimes feels painful. My muscles still twitch all the time. One thing alot of woman on this forum have talked about is there irregular periods. That concerns me because so far mine have been pretty normal. I have only had 2 post removal. How have yours been? Sometimes I think to myself that these problems must not be from the IUD because if my hormones were off, then my periods would be weird. I dont know..I hope its all a bad IUD nightmare.