If I am being honest I am actually quite confused about the long-term side effects of the pill. I have heard a million dfferent things about it increasing your chances of getting breat cancer to decreasing your chances of getting cervical cancer. I have heard it can effect your fertitliy but was told by my doctor that there is zero evidence of this when I voiced my concerns. I have heard being on HBC without a break can make you experience dizzyness and I have heard you should take a break after a year of usage. I have side effects I experience now may last forever and they may go away.
I know there are information packs with ever prescription drug and I have read them but I have been on 3 different 'brands' of the pill in the last 4 years and they all seem to give conflicting evidence and google left me more confused than before.
Can anyone explain anything about the long-term side effects of HBC to me? It is just all so confusing. I really don't want to do anything that could effect my health in the long run and as I tend to stay on HBC when I am not sexually active because of general skin and mood and cramp complaints I wonder is that the right thing to do.