I don't think you are supposed to cut the patch in half even though your student health counselor advised you to. The box of patches I used said not to use a patch if the individual patch was torn or cut.
If it was "me" punkiishmob
, I'd stay on the 7mg patch until "I" was ready to come off it it, not what a counselor told me to do. Oh hey, I did that..
I stayed on the patch an extra month and eventually forgot to put a new one on some mornings... I came off the patch without really trying or knowing I did it.
And always remember, I am not a doctor so I can't tell you what to do.
Good luck to you!!