It’s 1:36 am Pacific Time and I am in so much pain. After spending 9 hours at my HMO hospital that will remain nameless, they finally sent me home with a pain medication called Naprosyn and an Antibiotic called doxycycline. After having my blood drawn, a urine sample, a pelvic and abdominal ultra sound, they still could find the source of what is causing these horrible contraction-like pains on the lower right side of my abdomen as well as my back. I have had this pain for 5 days now and it had gotten to the point where I could not even drive my son to school because of the pain that I was feeling. I asked my family practice doctor to please remove this Mirena IUD but she could not find the strings and advised me to call my OB/GYN doctor on Monday. The pain medicine is not working and since I could not sleep, I decided to go on line and see if anyone else was suffering in the same way as me and I found this website. I have only had Mirena close to a year. My weight has gone from 125 lbs. to 160lbs. and the doctor says it has nothing to do with the IUD. I have had a change in my vision, severe migraines, mood swings, cramping, my legs have been swelling on and off and causing me a lot of pain, and the ache on my face makes me feel like I’m going through puberty a second time. On top of all that, I’m having vaginal problems that I have NEVER experienced prior to this IUD. I am tempted to go to the ER and have it removed tonight but I swear the doctors’ make me feel like I’m crazy and that this IUD is not causing these symptoms it’s just that I’m getting older. Did I mention that I only just turned 33 this past week?