... past few years. My belly is blotting greatly, but my breast is getting smaller. I read a book learning that estrogen level hidden the growthing of your breast, but helping the fat belly. I want to get off the patch now, since I am approaching menopause soon (average at age of 51). I am planning to use condom instead. I also read that this patch is not safe for woman over 35. Any comments to my situation?