Is anyone using the new contaceptive patch??

(15 Posts)
dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 10:30:15

Am starting it,(I think its called Evra-I'm too lazy to go upstairs and look!),in the next day or two.

Has anyone used it-any problems/side effects??

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sandyballs Thu 11-Aug-05 10:31:28

No, sex is a distant memory in the Sandyballs househould

dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 13:13:15

Cor blimey!Is no one at it??

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charliecat Thu 11-Aug-05 13:15:17

Think you have to have sex to need one of those DIT, I dont qualify

spursmum Thu 11-Aug-05 13:15:38

Yep. the patch is a godsend for me. I have a memory like a sieve since having ds. I've had no problems with it but all women are different.

dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 13:16:21

Do you mind me asking where you find the best place to plonk it is??

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SleepyJess Thu 11-Aug-05 13:17:48

Between your legs. Best contraceptive ever.. prevents penetration entirely!


charliecat Thu 11-Aug-05 13:18:11


spursmum Thu 11-Aug-05 13:19:14

on the bikini line works for me. out of the way, skin doesnt crease so much IYKWIM and you'll be able to see it if it does go walkies.

dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 13:26:50

Oh DEAR! Was really not thinking of any of those areas-do they come off easily-can I swim?

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spursmum Thu 11-Aug-05 13:32:55

They come off easily when you want to take them off. It feels like industrial strength glue they use on nicotine patches
Of course you can swim with them. They don't stop any aspect of life except what they are designed for!!!

connyflower Thu 11-Aug-05 13:35:02

yeah im on it too its excellent once a week you change it other than that there aint any worries with it, id highly recomend it! good luck with it!

dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 20:11:59

Any evening mums have any advice-I was thinking about on the back somewhere??

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Wallace Sat 13-Aug-05 21:56:23

I use it, it is really good. I put mine on my side (towards my back) a little bit below my bra line (so it doesn't rub)

When I first started using it I did feel quite queasy for maybe a week, but no side effects after that. I have even lost weight on it.

Jen84 Sat 13-Aug-05 22:10:59

I have been using the patch for about six months now...and its great had no problems at all with it. I used to wear it on my upper arm but it drew too much attention...especially when i was out, i'd get some funny looks when i had a cigerette cos people thought it was a nicotine patch!!! once i explained it to a girl she turned round and said to her boyfriend that i was all prepared for a one night stand...yeah right after that i wear it on my thigh and no-one sees it except dp of course

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