I had surgery two weeks ago to remove my mirena, it was embedded in my uterus and the stings had fallen off. I can't believe how good I feel. I had the Mirena for two years. The first year I really did not have any problems, but the second year was horrible. The only thing I am depressed about now is that I lost a year of my life because of this stupid thing. I was not sure if it was the Mirena that was causing all of my problems, anxiety being the worst, but now I know it was the Mirena. If you are trying to decide to get the Mirena out or you know someone who is not sure if the Mirena is causing problems PLEASE take my advice and get it out. I am no longer tired all of the time, my anxiety and Depression are gone, I had a lunp in my left breast that was causing me a lot of pain and it is gone, the cramping is gone. Best of all, my sex drive is back and this was a side effect I had had from the beginning!! I have a wonderful doctor that did admit that he is starting to see more of these side effects with the Mirena.