Aha, that's why I am not really bothered by all these symptoms! I hated bleeding, and it looks like I cheated the system big time with that Mirena coil. I have had one (not extra heavy, not extra long, not painful) period in the last 7 or 8 months, and before that (with the mirena) about 5 years of occasional spotting.
So I am not weird or mad, I really am suffering less, despite the symptoms.
I hope you get some respite soon, Musette and everyone else.