have only had the Mirena for about 4-5 months and I think the horrible side effects outweigh any of the positive. so far, I have bled sometimes alot or a little spotting, everyday, I have had no sex drive.(this leads to agreements with my husband) the cramping is just like contractions all the time from front to back and all the way down my legs..... the bloat. I am 5'7 and weight approx.130 lbs.. In the past month I have gained 10 lbs and not thrilled. I eat right and am very active. also the anxiety is making me and my family crazy. I don't know if these are the same symptoms other people are having, but I think I need to have this thing removed to get my life back. If your reading this and have experienced the same sort of thing, PLEASE reply and let me know that these are indeed side effects to the MIRENA..
1. weight gain
3. Contractions (pain)
4. bleeding almost every day, very light
5. No sex drive
6. Being bloated and not wanting to wear flattering clothing, just big baggy clothes