I’ve taken oral contraceptives before, and the reason I switched to Depo Provera is because I just couldn’t remember to take the pill every day. When I decided to make the switch off Depo, the patch seemed to be a natural choice. And today is patch day one.
-I haven’t had any sort of crazy hormonal surge, like I used to get with Depo as soon as I got a new injection.
-The patch was easy to apply, and I don’t notice it on my skin at all (I’ve applied it to my butt for starters, of the four places it can reside)
-It does leave a bit of sticky residue, and I’ve ended up having it stuck to my clothing a little, as well as inadvertently tugging on it when I change. I think that’s mostly due to placement – I’ll change where I stick it next week.
That’s all I have to report for now – I’ll update this as I discover anything else worth mentioning.