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28 Mar 2007

Evra Patch
Hi there

I have written before explaining that my gynae has precribed the Evra patch for me to use for 3 months of which 1 month has been completed.
Reason for this is that I have been having "2 periods" every month which results in every 2nd week bleeding.
She has told me that if the irregular bleeding does not stop after 3 months while using the patch then she wants to check whether I have a bleeding polyp.

But now I have to enquire about my first month of using the Evra patch.
What happened was the following :
Day 1- Day 7.........Patch 1 was applied (bled for 5 days)
Day 8 - Day 14......Patch 2 was applied (bled again from Day 11-
Day 14)
Day 15 - Day 21....Patch 3 was applied (bled on Days 15- 17 and
again on Day 21)
Day 22 - Day 28....No Patch was applied ( bled all 7 days)

Is this at all normal??
Now I am on my 2nd months supply and on Day 1 the bleeding stopped. So now I am on Day 3 with my first patch still with no bleeding.
I feel so exhausted.... do you think that the patch will begin to start regulating my cycle in the 2nd month already?

Answer 436 views

01 Jan 0001

The bleeding is not normal, but it may take a while for the patch to work. This month sounds promising.

Best wishes
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