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Eliza22 Fri 19-Feb-16 09:24:04

Just about to start these....any opinions? #abitnervous

PollyPerky Fri 19-Feb-16 10:56:57

It's irrelevant what anyone else says! Everyone is different. If it doesn't suit you, try something else, but give it 3 months- that's the 'rule'.

Bruno1959 Mon 22-Feb-16 14:17:54

I've been on these for 3 weeks - so far, so good.

Eliza22 Mon 22-Feb-16 16:29:57

It fell off in bed last night. Great start. Had to apply a second one this afternoon.

Bruno1959 Mon 22-Feb-16 17:08:26

I've been sticking a large waterproof plaster over it to stop it falling off!

hedwig2001 Mon 22-Feb-16 17:22:06

I choose a "flat" site, (I use the side of my shin, as I live in jeans). I clean the skin with surgical alcohol, to remove any grease. Heat the skin gently with a hairdryer on warm. Apply the patch, then press down, warming it with the hairdryer. It helps the glue to stick better.

Eliza22 Mon 22-Feb-16 18:22:45

Oh Ok, thanks for the tips!

PollyPerky Mon 22-Feb-16 21:39:05

hedwig- are you sure that it's ok to stick a patch on your shin? I have always thought that they had to be on an area that had a good layer of fat underneath to help absorption- so buttocks or hip areas.

hedwig2001 Mon 22-Feb-16 22:36:06

It is lateral to the shin, over part of the calf muscle. I tried hips and buttocks, but the patches got rubbed off by clothing.

Eliza22 Tue 23-Feb-16 08:30:52

I'm doings arms (deltoid area)

PollyPerky Tue 23-Feb-16 08:45:39

Won't either of you consider gel? I really couldn't be bothered with a patch. Gel is fab!

Bruno1959 Tue 23-Feb-16 09:06:10

Eliza - I was told that the patches had to be applied below the waist

Eliza22 Tue 23-Feb-16 10:32:41

Oh....the lady GP demonstrated application on the arm

Eliza22 Tue 23-Feb-16 10:33:42

Gel? Do you just rub it on daily? Need to give it all some thought. Will persevere for now.

Eliza22 Wed 02-Mar-16 08:23:19

Just to ask.... How long does it take to "kick in"? Been on just a few weeks now and feel no different.

PollyPerky Wed 02-Mar-16 09:34:45

It's only 14 days since you posted on 19 Feb. You are supposed to give all HRT 3 months before reassessing the dose and the type.

PollyPerky Wed 02-Mar-16 09:37:46

ps- you also need to take the patch off your arm if that is where it is.
Here are the instructions for drs from the manufacturers- it says apply below waist and most people use their bum cheeks!

Peevedtoday Sat 19-Mar-16 11:05:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Eliza22 Sat 19-Mar-16 12:29:34


Have changed to tabs. Too much faff for me, with the patches.

Romay20 Sat 11-Nov-17 11:57:48

Hi, I'm new to this but I'm now using Femseven Conti patches held on with Hypofix tape. Can anyone tell me the best way to keep this dry in the shower please.

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