Patches

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Is anyone using hrt patches ? I just cant get mine to stay on . My skin is so clammy and sticky all the time especially recently with the lovely weather. Im supposed to change them every 3.5 days but since sunday i have had to use four patches as they just wont stay on . This has made me feel rather odd as i feel i am on hormone overload and so sick and fed up of this on top of all the other crap we have to tolerate with the good old menopause

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    hi Samantha,

    where are you sticking them? i started on my top thigh, but they never stayed. now i shave the top of my bum after the bath then dry really well then put it on and hold my hand on it for a while.

    until i got ill this past month i was swimming 5 times a week and they stayed on. x

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      Ive tried several places either my thigh or hip. I think it must be a dodgy packet as every single one was like it . Have gone onto a different box now and seems to be ok

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    hi samantha

    i am on HRT patches but i haven't had the problem of them not sticking. are you using moisturizing? if not perhaps faulty pack. i place mine on the backside they stick pretty good. i change every 3.5 days also. check the type of patch you're on against complaints of the product see if others are having the same issue with that brand. other than that go to the pharmacist or Dr and let them know.

    hope you find a solution soon

    good luck

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    Hi there,

    I had this problem with Femseven patches as after a shower they just came off! I tried placing it on my thigh, bottom... warming the area, holding it on longer when applying it... nothing worked.

    Eventually i got really fed up and tried using Tegaderm film dressings from Amazon and placed one on top of the patch... perfect answer, they're very thin and really work! They held the patch on perfectly and stuck great.

    I'm now using Evorel patches and they stick great so no longer need the tegaderm over the top but if you look on Amazon reviews quite a few women are using tegaderm film dressings for this purpose.

    AJ. xx

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      Ps the femseven manufacturer stopped making the patches last year because of the sticking issue and told me they hoped to resolve it by end of this year... and start manufacturing a better sticking patch.

      xx.

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      Im ok now think it was a dodgy box tbh . Ive started a new box now and all seems to be ok ...i hope lol . I use tegaderm as a carer so have plenty ...didnt cross my mind to use it...menopause mind thats why lol . Thanks for response

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