I'm in the UK and the doctors here are as bloody useless as those in the States! My doctor refused to accept that the Mirena had caused me severe side effects over almost three years.She refused my request for blood tests and ordered me out of her surgery! Anyway- I persevered and insisted the Mirena was removed. A nurse took it out in November and within 24 hours I started feeling better. I've been improving ever since. It's your body and no one has any right to tell you what to do with it.