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For Birth Control "I have been on Ortho Evra for 3 years now, previously I was on the pill. I gained an additional 5 or so lbs when I switched over, but I think it's way worth it. My period is now regular and my usual heavy flow significantly decreased. Recently my pharmacy has started giving me the generic, don't do it. I have spotting all the time, pretty heavy. It's like having a regular period in between periods. For the first time last week the spotting was really heavy, I'm switching back to brand name. Other than that, no mood swings, no decrease in sex drive, no nausea/headaches/breast pain/etc. Great birth control!"

   
9.0

k.jack. June 30, 2015

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For Birth Control "I am having a great time with the patch. I was on the ring for around 6 months (at age 15) and had continuous breakthrough bleeding. Since my switch to the patch, that's cleared up. I've been on it for almost a year and I haven't experienced any nausea or head aches. I have gained around 10 pounds and I cry and get emotional more now. The patch can look alittle nasty but that's fine. And SUPER SHIRT PERIODS!! One 3-4 days now!!"

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 24, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been using Evra patches for just over 6 months, and my periods are perfectly regular and much lighter than they are naturally. I haven't experienced cramps, nausea or headaches and didn't before I used birth control. However I've gained roughly 1.5 stone during use, but I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or caused by the patch. As a result my breasts are also about a cup size larger. I always shave a square to help it adhere, I've never had one fall off, but they do tend to slide a little and the glue left behind will collect fluff. This means it's not as discreet as it should be, but this doesn't bother myself or my partner, and I can easily hide it on my butt cheeks under a bikini. Worth mentioning this is my first birth control."

   
8.0

carrotstar June 22, 2015

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For Birth Control "I have been on birth since I was 14 or 15 to contol my period . I have been on the pill, the ring, and the shot. The shot was the devil and while on the shot I went to my gyn and told her I wouldn't stop bleeding and I wanted to stop the shot and I told her I wanted to try the patch . I was going to wait for the shot to wear off because I have 5 more weeks but I couldn't take the bleeding so I put on the patch on a Sunday a couple hours later the bleeding stopped !! I love love the patch it is easy to remember the only problem I have had the last 2 patch is it left my skin irritated but its my fault because I shaved the area before I put on the patch"

   
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Franny fine June 12, 2015

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For Birth Control "It's main idea works great. I don't have to worry about pregnancy. On the negative side I get constant headaches, nausea, and vomiting and it is hard to sleep. Been using it for 2 months."

   
7.0

patchfan (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 9, 2015

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For Birth Control "I was on the pill for about 6 months before I tried the patch and to be honest I wish I went with the patch earlier. Theres no hassle with remembering everyday like you do with pills and so far its really effective!(been on it for 3 months) My only side effects are tender breasts an feeling hot often. Also with the patch my sex drive increased :) I would definately recommend it"

   
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Anti-Kids (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 10, 2015

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For Birth Control "I have been on the contraception patch for 2 and a half years now and have absolutely no problem works perfect for me I get them free from my local sexual health clinic and I think am the only person who seems to be on the patch my friends all laugh when I show them it on my bum. Am so forgetful and forgot to replace it a couple of times but me and my boyfriend have had no pregnancy scares with it! The patch is a blessing and I wouldn't go on any other contraception."

   
9.0

Paigey May 4, 2015

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For Birth Control "Works great but I'm coming off this as they do not stick well enough so I'm having to change it every few days, i gym and swim a lot so this probably doesn't help! They also leave a black sticky mark like a plaster but it's there even when the patch is on so doesn't look great. Has made my breasts go and become so tender :-("

   
7.0

Smiler_dance April 30, 2015

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For Birth Control "Best birth control ever. I used the patch since it came out. Now I'm having a hard time finding it in stock. I've called around and no one has it not even mail order. The generic is awful! Waste of time and money didn't stay on 24 hours. Even though it's very expensive it's worth it to me. I hate taking the pill everyday and it pains me to think that after all these years I'm going to have to find another form of birth control. Please bring back the patch!"

   
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Lady D April 26, 2015

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For Birth Control "This is a God send! No more worries for taking a pill every day! I have had no side effects in the 3 years I've been on it. Also at the end of each week I have to rip the patch off....even after gym sessions/daily showers/swimming.....it's stuck on real good! Definitely highly reccomended here in England! Also it's free as its contraception!"

   
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Miss Bear (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 19, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been on the patch for over a year now. I have had no side effects, but I've never had a side affect with any medication I've ever been. I have had a couple pregnancy scares, thankfully all false alarms. I went on birth control to regulate my period and it has worked wonders. I have got my period on Tuesday every fourth week since the first time month of being on it, that was why when I didn't get it at all the one month I thought I might have been pragnent. The only down side I have found to the patch is that there are lots of places I can't put it,( my butt, under my bra, my hip) any place that clothing would rub up against on a regular basis, so in the summer trying to find somewhere it won't show on my bathing suit is hard."

   
8.0

Tessdanika A April 17, 2015

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For Birth Control "Very easy to use, doesn't give me morning sickness like the pill did. I don't even notice its on. Only downfall is that it falls off in the shower or pool, and I think its causing me to gain weight. It also made me very moody for the first 3 months. "

   
7.0

Dominica22 April 16, 2015

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For Birth Control "I have used Ortho Evra for 4+ years while being in a relationship. I have had regular periods each month, all beginning on the same day each month while on the patch. My periods only lasted 3-4 days. I love the patch and have never had a pregnancy scare while on it. The only downside if any was when putting the patch back on after having it off for a week. That sometimes caused a sense of nausea, but I would highly recommend it."

   
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Sarah Elise (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2015

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For Birth Control "I'm 17, been on the patch for over a year & I recommend. If Ortho Evra patch is too expensive/big try generic Xulane. Same method, no difference in effectiveness/side effects just smaller & doesn't leave as much fabric around glue lining as Ortho Evra. Experienced nausea, breast tenderness around time of period, & cramps that decreased greatly now that I'm used to it. No weight gain, doesn't fall off through shower/exercise, & if you forget to put a new patch on your patch change day you are still protected for I believe 3 days, after that use back up & start new patch change day on the day you remembered to put it on. Been with partner over 1 yr, 0 scares. Had slight temper before patch so only mood change was more emotional/sensitive lol."

   
9.0

Brooklyn_97 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 8, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been on the patch for almost 5 years now and it's amazing. I tried the pill before but always forgot to take it, the patch is perfect since you change it weekly. I haven't noticed any side effects whatsoever, the only downside I ever remember is the first couple months it was really annoying and itchy, but now I never even notice it. And sometimes it starts to peel off in the shower, but in the time I've been on it I've only had patches fall completely off twice, so overall this thing is an effective lifesaver. It has never failed me."

   
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jayksep (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 27, 2015

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For Birth Control "I have just started the patch birth control and I love it. I can not swallow pills to the best of my abilities unfortunately so that would never work for me. I was on Depo for a year and experienced heavy cramping and bleeding the entire time. The patch seems to be working okay so far, I am experiencing nausea and migraines but I just hope it passes soon as this is my first week on the patch itself. I really hope this birth control works because I do not like any of the other birth control options out there and I am hoping that the side effects go away soon."

   
8.0

Briannalanexo March 26, 2015

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For Birth Control "The first day I used it, I felt terribly sick, the following days I didnt even notice I was wearing the patch. I've been using it fow two years now, it's just wonderful."

   
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lizie (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 11, 2015

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For Birth Control "I LOVE the patch!! I was on the pill for a long time (about 3-4 years) and tried 4 different ones. They mainly made me sick to my stomach, or have crazy mood swings/ aggression. In college I found it harder to take the pill on time and wanted to try different, more permanent birth controls. I tried nuvaring with no success (unfortunately it would move around too much and be quite uncomfortable), and the shot for 6 months (which made me horribly depressed, and was the first birth control to cause weight gain for me). Then, I cam across the patch!! it is amazing. I lost some weight, my breasts grew a bit (a side effect I didn't want), and no mood swings! No nausea, and no appetite fluctuations. If anything, i'd say it curbed my appetite."

   
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happy! (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 26, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been on the patch for a week now & it's super easy to use. I'm sure I'd forget all the time to take the daily pills, so this once a week thing is great! I'm using the patch to help control my low platelets which causes a heavy flow, red spots on my skin & unexplained bruising, however the fact that it also prevents pregnancy is perfect. Anyway I haven't had my period yet since I've been on it for only a week but I haven't experienced any headaches, mood swings & cramping which is great. I however think I've gotten acne from it. Exactly a week ago I got this new foundation so maybe I got the acne from that. I honestly don't know. Going to ask my Dr for acne meds cause of it. I usually don't break out this much, not since middle school."

   
9.0

Jen534 (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2015

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For Birth Control "I've been on the patch for 12 years now. I've hated the pills due to the side effects. I always felt like I had to throw up. And I could not remember to take it everyday. I have 2 kids that I conceived while on the patch, but was on antibiotics at the time. Only downfall about it is that I've had about 3 ovarian cysts since my 12 years on the patch. Otherwise love it."

Poche (taken for 10 years or more) February 11, 2015

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For Birth Control "Been using the patch for eight years. Never had a scare and no side effects and so easy to use"

   
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cee13. February 8, 2015

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For Birth Control "Before the patch, I was on the pill. I don't know which, but it gave me severe nausea every morning, almost as if I was pregnant. I would have my dad pull the car off to the side of the road for me to vomit in the morning sometimes. When I went off to college I immediately visited my gyno and said I wanted something different. She said the patch is good but very expensive, but I went for it. I have no side effects except for tender breasts. It is hassle free and it is very effective. I keep it on my butt cheek so no one sees, even if I go swimming! I do not think I will ever change from the patch."

   
9.0

patchlover January 16, 2015

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For Birth Control "I'm 19 years old and started the patch 3 days ago. I took birth control pills for 3 years and recently had my Implanon removed after a year and a half with horrible, heavy periods and terrible mood swings. So far, the patch isn't affecting me terribly. I do have nausea in the mornings but nothing too terrible I just hope it ends soon. I will come back and post in a few months after I see how my body adjust to it."

   
7.0

Jackmann (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2015

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For Birth Control "I first decided to try the patch after trying the pills for several months. I liked the idea of only having to worry about changing it once a week as oppose to having to worry about the pill every day. At first everything was perfect, I had some spotting here and there but nothing major. My mood was normal and I had no weight gain. The downside of it for me were the headaches. I got terrible headaches from it."

   
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Nellymuah December 22, 2014

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For Birth Control "I've only been on the patch for 6 days and the nausea is almost unbearable. No other side effects so far but moodiness. I hope the naisea passes soon or I'm done with it!"

bugzmom1999 (taken for less than 1 month) December 20, 2014

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