... part of my back near my shoulder. I have been on the Mylan patch now for the last five years but lately I have been going through withdrawal with the patch it tends not to release the medication like it should I am now trying it on my upper arm and I am going through the worst withdrawal ever. Any suggestions and if I do try a new location how long does it take for it to last I want to try it on my thigh where people keep saying is the best location but how long will it take for the medication to start to work?
I use the same patch and strength as you and I was given a tip about placement that has proven to be quite helpful. It is on the inside of the upper thigh. Put it as high as you can without interfering with your underwear. Although the upper arm is probably the most frequently used area, I have found the patches don't stick the full duration very well. I have been using the upper, inner thigh for a while and find it works well, sticks well, and works like it should. Being on the patch so long, you know it takes 3-4 hours for the new patch to "sink in". You are still getting some med from the one just removed so there are no up and downs. We are all different an can react differently to most anything, but, it is worth a try. Best of luck, ChelleKay
Upon application of the patch, peak blood plasma levels are reached in 24 hours and slowly fall away over the following two days. In theory your body should not be able to tell but some people insist that they get withdrawal effects after 48 hours. Naturally thin people have the worst time as it is absorbed through the skin into body fat. Hence Chelle's suggestion of using your thigh for good effect.
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