I used to put them on my upper arms, and I use the Mylan brand, they are cheaper and smaller. Also they dont have all of the gel right there that could leak or puncture when i have small children, dogs, ect. I have had super luck with those now.
A started trying my upper thighs this last batch of patches, because I like to wear sleeveless tanks and shirts, and I didnt want them on my upper arms. I cant tell any difference. I do know that if I am going to get in the hot tub for a very short time, I do remember to do it on the nite I change my patch. My doc said I could hot tub with the patch, but only for a short time. So i dont want to take a chance on one coming off, or having one deliver too much med. at one time.
Others have suggested the Tegaderm to keep the patches on. I havent needed them but know of others that use them. I know they say not to tape down the WHOLE patch, just the edges.
I hope your docs will try to write the script different for you all, thats a shame that if its not lasting the 3 days, that the insurance wont cover it. Im always so super careful with mine and terrified one will come off or something, because of insurance being so stingy.
I havent had the RLS because I get to change my patch thankfully more often, but I never have had that, ever. I know the 75's when i tried one box of those, I couldnt even drive on them the first day. I was OUT of it.
I hated it. I couldnt function, and feel much better now on the 50's. i dont know if my doc will give me anything stronger for b/t than the hydro. 7.5. i asked once and he didnt want to. So I feel like if I can change every 48, Im pushing it asking for stronger meds. They work if I take 2 tabs 3 or 4 times a day, when I need them, but I run out too soon. Guess thats something Ill have to work out and visit with him about. Good luck to everyone~