Well, I was using the Watkins Phamaceutical patch and was having this problem continually, as I mentioned earlier in this thread, but the last time I went to the pharmacy, they gave me a choice between this and the Mylan
brand. I figured "what the hell, I might as well try the other (mylan) stuff."
To my surprise, it worked! I am now on my fourth patch and they stick like a charm. Nothing in my routine has changed-I still take long hot showers, my activity level is the same, I put the patch in the same places as always, etc. The only difference is that now I don't have to use tape to keep the damn things on!
The Mylan brand patches are smaller, so I was thinking that might be the difference (less flexing of the patch means better adhesion), but that hasn't been true for everyone, so I don't know why it would be true for me. I always use the same placement area too-the upper thigh, side of the abs, upper shoulder, and I rotate from side to side every other patch.
I don't know why, but they stick now, so I'm pretty happy about that. I just hope it continues!