03/07/2019

Evra

Patch

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had a bit of a love hate relationship with the patch. At the beginning it gave me slightly bad acne and bad mood swings but after sticking with it for a month that went away, but in place I got bad nausea and headaches and after being on it for around 2 months my sex drive had really decreased. As far as contraceptives go I had a much better experience with this compared to the combined pill and would give it a go if you’ve been considering it. I think in general I don’t get along with contraceptives and the main reason for coming off it was the loss of sex drive (as it’s the main reason why I’m on a contraceptive in the first place) but would still be open to going back on it as it was fairly good with other things.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Sex drive definitely returned within 2 weeks of stopping. Mood did feel slightly better although not as sever change compared to coming off the pill. My skin had a bad breakout for the first month but then returned to normal. Boobs have also dropped a size

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