27/06/2019

Evra

Patch

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I used go be on the pill but really struggled remembering to take it daily and hate taking pills anyway. Discovered the patch and my GP didn’t seem too keen on me going on it but its made my life so much easier. I have a weekly reminder to change it and have not had any problems so far with it coming off in the bath or anything, although the stickiness on the sides can start to get stuck to my pants nearing the end of the week where the patch has moved slightly. (This won’t be helped by the fact that I’m a performer so am often very sweaty and do a lot of quick changes where i could catch the patch.) I don’t often take a patch break because the pain i get is so bad I would need to take time off work every month, but when i do take a break my periods are, if not lighter, over a lot quicker!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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