I just posted a message called Mirena a few moments ago. I tried to remove mine myself but the strings were too short. I had them trimmed as short as possible because the strings were poking my husband. Otherwise, I would have done it myself. My dr. didn't warn me about the emotional crash that I would feel nor did she warn me about the possibility of EXTREME bleeding week two after removal. If you have a dr. who is educated about mirena it may be a good idea to let your dr. do it. so that you can discuss the possibles after removal. Personally, I would have been just as well off removing my own.