My friend who cuts my hair is stage 4 breast cancer (her spine is full of cancer) and is getting ready for five weeks of radiation to help treat pain. After she finishes she will be on the patch also.
You are supposed to wear the patch on a part of your body that has some fat on it. I have had my fat slab for years so we figured it would be ideal to wear it there. Some people are told to wear the patch on their right side away from the heart. I wore it on my left. What is strange is that I don't have nausea. We could be sitting around having a wonderful conversation and then I would suddenly get up, run to the bathroom and after a couple of minutes return and finish the conversation. I am now wearing it on top of my right arm. I am not having near the problems I was. I just has a couple of minutes of the dry heaves yesterday morning but ate like normally for the rest of the day. I have learned that a lot of people wear the patch on their thigh.
If the patch makes you want to scratch your skin off ask for another brand. I wear the Mylan but one time the pharmacy gave me one from another company. I wanted to scratch my skin right off of my body. They may try to tell you that it is in your head but it isn't.
For the first time in months I am feeling more normal and it is wonderful. Let me know how it goes. Thank you-hey I am almost ready where I can look forward to chatting. I have been very quiet for a long time.