19/10/2020

Evra

Patch

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

After being on this contraception a few years back I decided to go back on to it as pills don’t work well for me. The day after sticking the patch on I experienced extreme nausea at night and was unable to sleep, feeling as if I was going to throw up – I must note that this was probably my body getting used to the hormones as I haven’t been on contraception for a few years now. After a couple of days the nausea eased up but I still get spells now, I’m sure this will disappear after a while longer. After this came the extreme hunger, I was ravenous and felt hungry even after eating large meals. I was worried about gaining weight so tried my best not to give into it too often. Again, after a while the hunger went and I only find it comes back on my patch change day but this is manageable. Mild random period cramps every now and again. Everything else has been amazing, I was suffering from hormonal acne around my jaw and within weeks this has completely disappeared, in fact my skin has never looked better. I’ve not noticed any mood changes, nor changes in sex drive which is a bonus. Contraception works differently for everyone but I would really recommend trying the patch!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

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