i hope women i don't know can help me. my doctor certainly is not trying; i left her office sobbing a couple of hours ago. my story. i have had pretty severe anemia for nearly 10 years. i don't know what it is like to feel well. the cause is horror-film style menstruation. i have had several blood transfusions and iron infusions--all with temporary success. i worked with a doctor for all of those years who could offer no explanation or compassion. in december, i fired her. i found a new doctor that i LOVE. within 10 minutes of meeting her, she theorized that my issues are caused by low progesterone. she sent me for a ton of tests. these tests led me to a GYN. my long-time, kind, wonderful GYN died very suddenly a couple of months ago, so i was forced to choose someone quickly. (yep, i chose the one that made me cry today.) the GYN performed a hysteroscopy on february 1. while she was in there, she did a D and C due to a very fluffy uterine lining. she also took biopsy samples, which turned out normal. in an effort to avoid an ablation, i agreed to a mirena. my hope was that the progesterone and IUD itself would cure my severe bleeding and give me my life back. it's now 3 weeks later. the expected symptoms are subsiding: cramping, bleeding, nausea. i still have increased acne and seem to cry easily; these are not terrible, but certainly annoying. the big concern is that i have pain all day long, every day, worsening at the end of the work day to the point where i need to lay flat. sitting hurts the worst. the pain feels like the mirena is poking the side of my uterus, always in the same spot. the GYN seems to think this is ok, despite the fact that i explained how negatively this was affecting my life. she made me feel like a whiner. she did check the strings and claims everything is ok. she told me to wait 2 months and then come back if it still hurts. after reading all kinds of posts, i am freaking out that the mirena was a bad choice and that even more negative side effects will occur. 80 days seems like a long time to be in pain. please help me.