I am gladly doing a Linkylovearmy challenge about the Ortho Evra Patch. I can go on an on about this because I did not like the patch!
Have you ever used the Ortho Evra Patch and experienced serious side effects? I used the patch from 2003-2004 and it was terrible. I got off of the pill because of the convenience of using the Ortho Evra patch once a week. Using the patch, I would only have one week out of the month where I didn't spot. It was so annoying. I also woke up in the middle of the night with a knot on my leg the size of a tennis ball. I told my doctor and he said that it probably was a muscle spasm but I have never had any that big. Then one day at work my left eye was blury for about 15 minutes. That same week while I was at work I passed out for a minute and my boss called my husband and he took me to the ER. That was the last day I used the ortho evra patch. I was only on it for about 8 months but it was the worst 8 months ever. I had moodswings like you wouldn't believe. I was very depressed then but never noticed the connection with the patch until I joined some online forums to realize that I wasn't the only one.
After doing research on Google I found out that over 17 women died from the patch. I am glad I stopped using it when I did. Here are some links related to deaths.
Here are some individual personal experience in one forum. To see more, just google "ortho evra patch forum".
Injury Talk Forum Ortho Evra
Here's another good forum