I had my IUD put in April of last year. I was fine with the Pill, but was looking for a way to reduce the amount of synthetic hormone in my system. I was hoping the little amount in the Merina would not have an effect on me. Since then I've been experiencing the same problems as the multitudes I've been reading about - quick stubborn weight gain, light unpredictable periods, mood swings, loss of sex drive etc. My husband and I used to have a great sex life, but now I not only don't have the drive I used to, I'm so body consciouses it's uncomfortable. I've read many posts with women saying they are having their IUDs removed, which I'm considering doing, but have not read many saying that they lost the weight afterward. Has anyone experienced rapid weight loss upon removal??