Originally Posted by Catherine19
I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to keep the patch stuck on to the skin. The patch keeps falling off and then I couldn't find the bloody thing to stick it back on.
It took me a while to figure out how to keep my patch on. The skin must be clean
and dry. Do not use any lotions until after you've managed to put the blasted thing on. Plaster it to your skin and press the palm of your hand to it for 30 seconds -- this warms up the glue and allows it to bond with the skin.
Another thing I discovered is that location matters. The blasted thing needs to be over some fat reserves so that the drugs can enter through the skin and into the fat. I now plaster the thing to my hip, under my underwear. I tried once plastering it to my thigh, thinking that there are certainly plenty of fat reserves there
but it rubbed off quickly because of the movement of my pants over my leg. If you wear pantyhose this may not be so much of a problem. So make sure you are plastering the blasted thing on an area of the body where your clothes won't be rubbing it off.
I also find that plastering it in a different location on my hip each time helps to prevent an allergic reaction to the glue.