In my early 30s I tried the Depo shot and I bleed so heavy for so long that I became anemic and was put on the pill to stop the bleeding. Now I'm 38 and have extremely heavy, but regular periods and am considering the Mirena IUD. I am so afraid of having the same side effects as the Depo shot. Does any one have insight or opinions on this that can help me buck up and try Mirena?