27/06/2019

Evra

Patch

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
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 have been using the patch for 5 years as a dairy allergy meant that I could no longer use the pill. Although I have been using it for a while, I still find it quite inconvenient. In the summer it comes off in the pool and in the winter it gets stuck on my tights. I always have to have one spare. On a few occasions I have forgotten to put it on for a few days and the nausea is awful – I also experienced nausea in the first three months of using it. However my skin has never been better and my periods are light and manageable. My sex drive plummeted though, so I am currently looking at alternative contraceptions.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Headaches

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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