I've been on the ortho evra patch for three months taking it regularly 3 weeks on fourth week off but this June I decided I'd keep the patch on for the forth week because I didn't want my period for the first week of summer. It felt weird having it on and I really needed to know if I was going to have my period so I put it on that Saturday but decided to take it off Monday night. So now it's Thursday and I usually have discharge but nothing and I'm really scared and unsure of what to do. I really do not think I'm pregnant could it maybe be that I only had that patch on for two/three days so it's still in my system? Please someone help me.
I really wish you girls would stop inventing your own schedule for birth control. If you use it for the 4th week that is the first week of your next cycle. You do not take it off any old time. You had it on a few days more then 3 weeks which is going to throw your body off. You might not have a period at all. Put the next patch on when its the normal time to put it on, do not wait for a period.
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