I am wanting to get off the Depo shot. I have taken it for the last 11 months so that's almost 4 shots... I have gained over 30 pounds in that time. I was around 160 when I started and am almost 190 now! And I'm 20 5'5. I have severe depression on it and horrible mood swings. I have been diagnosed with depression before but it was never as bad as it is now. I cry for no reason, I lash out at people and nit pick over the stupidest things. Sex is Ok. But I'm sure it has been better before the shot. The only PLUS was that I never got a period which I LOVED! But i will deal with an occasional period rather than 30 lbs of extra weight... So I saw a commercial about the IUD Mirena. It's a 5 year plan type deal but can be removed before that. I am 20 and don't plan on having kids for years so I think this would be a great choice... I was just wondering if anyone here has used such a thing. Here's a link to it... http://www.mirena-us.com/index.jsp I just wanted to know wht type of side effects you have had and if any major weight gain... Thanks In Advance. Amber Also, I don't have insurance do you know how much it is without insurance? Thanks.