I have some questions regarding the Birth Control Patch. So I am picking up my patches tomorrow at the Pharmacy but I would get confused asking the Pharmacists my questions and their answers. I just want to use the patch correctly. So here are my questions:
1) So how many days do you place the patch on your skin after your period?
a) Do I count the first day of the start of my period?
b) Do I count the days after I am done?
2) So on the pill I remember starting it on a Sunday after my period, is this the case as like the pill works?
3) If I started my period on a Thursday and ended Saturday, do I start using the patch on that Sunday or do I pick a random day of the week after my period is done?
I just want some correct understanding. The pill was a hassle for me to take every day at the same time. I understand you replace the patch once a week on the same day you put it on, and the 4th week you don't put a patch on.
My questions kinda sound confusing, I just want to be accurate on how I first use the Patch.
If you can read that first, we can see what questions you still have after.
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I looked at the site a little bit, I will some more. So, it's not covered by my drug benefit so, tomorrow after school I am going to the Health Unit for a reduced cost of it. Heh, last time I had to go threw the doctor before getting on the pill, I have a prescription so I'm in the all clear, don't have to wait a month for a doctor to clear me.
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