(Closed) Ortho Evra Patch

posted 9 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
336 posts
Helper bee

@kyrstien:  I only used it for a month, perhaps two, because my insurance would only cover pills.  However, I loved both the patch and the Nuvaring and I don’t remember having any side effects with either.  If my insurance ever ends up covering either of them, I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Post # 4
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think you are likely to see side effects in the first 24 hours of any BC.

That being said, I used it for a few months but it was super annoying.  Basically, the only place I could put it was my butt and my jeans would always rip up the sides of it and I was always worried that it was detaching and I wasn’t fully protected.  I also am iffy on it now that I know more since it does have a higher risk of blood clots that other BC.  One person I know from high school got blood clots from it and she couldn’t go on any hormonal BC afterward (common side effect in African Americans).

I use Nuvaring now, I really like it.

Post # 5
359 posts
Helper bee

I am on the patch due to the mal-absorptive side effects of having had gastric bypass surgery, and I LOVE it.  No pills to remember, no ring falling out at *the* worst time. You have to have a certain amount of body fat though…the instances of people developing blood clots were most commonly those with not enough body fat to properly absorb the hormones through the skin.

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