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    Old 01-17-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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    from Depo to the Patch

    I was on Depo for just over three years and I really loved it. My period stopped within 2 months of my first shot and I had no other side effects. On my last visit to the gyno, she urged me to switch to something else because of the effects it has on bones and bone loss. Reluctantly I switched to Ortho Evra and so far I don't like it at all. For the first week I was sick as a dog. I just put on my second patch yesterday and I seem to be fine so far. I still don't like it though, and I'm debating a switch to something else (not sure what). Am I just not giving it a chance because I liked the Depo so much? I know now that I can't go back because of the long term negative side effects. Any sugestions?

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    Old 01-17-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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    Re: from Depo to the Patch

    You need to give Ortho Evra a REAL try. Using it for 1 week isn't enough time for your body to get used to the new hormones. Most gynos suggest using a new form of b/c for at least 3 months before switching to another type, due to side effects.

    Old 01-17-2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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    Re: from Depo to the Patch

    I guess I just have to suck it up and wait to see how it goes. I was just spoiled because things went so smoothly on Depo, I was hoping they would be fine this time, too. Thanks for your reply!

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