03/07/2019

Evra

Patch

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

3 - 6 months

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'7"/170cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb

Currently using

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

Time taken

Mood:

Somewhat negatively

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Had children

Periods:

Lighter periods

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Head

Headaches

Dizziness

Body

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Down There

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

The reviewer also experienced the following side effects...

Bloating

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Somewhat positively

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

1 month

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Increased sex drive

Head

No effects on the head

Body

No effects on the body

Down There

No effects on the nether regions

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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