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inlove6387
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Ok well I tried to use the search funtion on this site but it didn't work so I decided that I would just post this anyways and if there is already a post on here that could answer my question could you just refer me to that post. Thanks

Well to start off I am currently taking the pill "ortho-tricyclen" and I have been for over a year. But here lately my schedule is so busy with school and after school activities that I am having a really hard time rememebering to take my pill most days. And I am considering going on the patch so that I don't have to worry about taking a piull everyday. So can anyone let me know more information about the patch, like what brand and the side effects that comes with using the patch. And if you know any usefulk information about the patch could you please let me know what you know???
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Steph


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DarkChild717
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I was in your situation. I switched, and never looked back.

The patch uses similar hormones to the pill. They're released via a trans-dermal patch, which you have on your skin for seven days. You alternate sites and sides of the body. Three patches on, one week off, and you cycle starts again.

Because of the similarities between the pill and the patch, the side affects are very similar.

Only one company makes the patch right now--Ortho Evra.

But, like with all decisions like this, your doctor is going to have a better idea of what will work with your body. So, ask your doctor and see what they recommend.


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inlove6387
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Now another question...
WEll I was talking to my boyfriend about going on the patch today because I feel that he should have a say so in what I do because it does affect him too. Anyways, we were talking and he mentioned that he heard that the patch burns your skin or something like that. Now it that just a myth or is it true? I have read online about the patch and I didn't see anything about it burning but I wanted a voise of experience as to wither it burns or hurts in anyway. If anyone knows please fill me in.
steph

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kristy89
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well.. i was in the same situation as you .. and i switched ...i like it better b/c now i never forget to change my patch.. and i think it depends on your skin.. like there is a risk that it could irritate ur skin.. but it didnt do anything to mine.. but i did notice it leaves like stickey stuff once u peal it off ( which isnt good)
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inlove6387
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This might help with your "sticky situation" haha... anyways. I was reading on the ortho-evra site and it said that you can clean off that sticky stuff with a cotton ball and baby oil. But it said not to do it until you take off the patch at the end of the week. Hope that helps!
steph

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