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i want/need to get on birth control but i would very much prefer the patch...

my question is;;; after seeing the dr. before getting on bc.etc. who makes the final decision as to what form of bc i get? i know for a fact i will forget to take the pill. i would prefer the patch over depo also. ps;; any one on the patch? what are side effects?


Asked by maya123 at 2:40 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • You and your doctor will talk about it and decide what is right for you.

    Answer by ballewal at 2:41 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Your doctor will advise you, but you will make the ultimate descision....

    Answer by momof2redhedz at 3:44 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • For awhile, women who were even slightly overweight were getting pregnant on the patch. So be careful. Too risky of bc for me.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:42 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I was on the patch and it made me seems as if every birth control I go on makes me sick...

    Answer by TiffanieAnn at 2:51 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • You make all the choices for your own body, not your Dr.

    The patch was the worste BC I've ever had. Not only did it make me puke a bunch & totally screw with my cycle, but it left these ugly sticky dirty spots on my skin where it was stuck & it was wicked hard to wash off.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 3:20 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • You make the descision. The patch was the worst BC I have ever been on. It gave me 2 periods a month, The corners came off, it hurt to change, left a dirty square on me where the patch was. Never again will I use it. I am on the nuvaring and LOVE it! No bad side effects for me at all.

    Answer by Alexsmom04 at 4:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2010