I am a 50 year old woman, have recently started taking the Climara patch; 75 ~& was wondering 1. how long til I feel any effects; 2. How long do I have to take the patch; and 3. I seem to have problems with keeping the patch in place; i.e. it seems to not stay in place for the 7 days as required, and have just replaced it, is that alright? I am fortunate to have a very sympathetic 30 something female doctor here in Canada and was fortunate enough to have "Hot Flash Havoc"come to our city of 65,000 people. I went to my Dr. ~"armed " with info from the discussion and video and she was very receptive.
I am rambling on & on, but basically would like to know if it ok to change the patch, perhaps twice a week as opposed to once a week? Are there any repercussions to this. I do NOT but it in the same place every time...I always switch sides.
I must admit; psychologically or in reality, after approx. 2 to 3 weeks feel about 75% better.
Does anyone else have any experience with this patch and could help me with my concerns.? Thanking you in advance, Susan
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