I felt the same way. I looked on line though to see if it's possible. It would be a big mistake to try to pull it out yourself. There is a chance that you could pull the strings away from the IUD and it will be left in your uterus. Then you would have to go to the doctor anyway and have to give them an explanation. They would also have to dilate your cervix to get it out manually. It would be more trouble and pain than it's worth. Please be safe. I had mine removed 7/12/07 yesterday. It only took a few seconds. No pain. Just some spotting yesterday and today. When you do go to have it removed, be prepared for the doctor to ask for the reasons why. They will deny that any of your side effects are from the IUD. I wish I had printed up some of these postings and brought them with me. These doctors need to know that the side effects are not in our heads. How can so many women have the same things happen to them? The drug companies are doctor brain washers. Be strong and be safe.