I don't want this to be a discussion about whether it's good or evil to use HRT, I would just like to hear from anyone who has used Combi-patch. Did you develop severe skin itching? How long after you started it, did you notice any improvement in symptoms? I was put on it initially, instead of oral HRT, because I am soooooo sensitive to homrone fluctuations and get horrible headaches, and it's delivery is smoother than oral. It seemed to work really well, except after a year, I had a pretty strong skin reaction to the glue. I guess this is pretty common after a year. I quit wearing it for awhile, and decided to go back on it. I am tolerating the intense itching because I just don't want to try a bunch of other HRT (it would mean months of headaches), but this time, it is taking longer to "kick-in". I'm just curious if any of the rest of you have had exerience with combipatch.......Do you itch, and was it slow to help your symptoms. Thanks!