yes, i'm afraid it does get worse before it gets better. be prepared for some ups and downs over the next few months, at least. i had a real downward spiral about 2 weeks after it was removed. i was real weepy and depressed for a week or so. then i also noticed a couple weeks and again a couple days before my period i was really irritable. i've also been REALLY tired and run-down lately, and i'll be 7 weeks post removal tomorrow. just hang in there, it's got to get better than this, it's just a matter of time.