There is lots of ongoing debate about the breast cancer-depression link. For example, one study published in Cancer Research found a higher risk for breast cancer among women taking high-dose estrogen birth control pills. A review of 54 studies in 1996 found that women have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer while they’re taking birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progestin and during the 10 years after they stop taking the pills. And results from the 2010 Nurses’ Health Study found that use slightly increased risk, especially among women taking triphasic pills, which alter doses of hormones over three stages of the monthly cycle.
The first med that worked for me and I’m still in shock. My gyn prescribed me 50 mg during days 5-9 of my cycle. I bought a light blue ovulation kit and started tracking when I ovulated. The digital test is the BEST. She told me my most fertile day (day 16) and my husband and I were in it like rabbits. Around the 29th of my clycle I started having periods as symptoms and I thought my period was about to begin. A few days later, when I had not started bleeding, I thought it would be better to take a pregnancy test. 7 positive pregnancy test later, and I guess you can say I’m pregnant.