So you just pulled it out yourself? My strings are RIGHT THERE!! I want to pull it out myself, but some have advised me not to in case it causes other problems, like a tear or something. I don't have insurance, and can't really afford to pay anyone anything to do it right now. I won't have insurance for at least another month, but don't know if I can wait that long. I have been going through so much the last year and a half and never thought it could be from my IUD. Who knew?? I have gained over 30 lbs since having it put in without any change to my diet. Depression? I had never been depressed in my life until the last year. So many other things. I can't wait until it's out.