posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 07:05 PM
reply to post by DevolutionEvolvd
Thank you so much for posting this! I have PCOS and have dealt with it for years. Fortunately, I didn't have too much trouble with infertility
issues, but I do have just about everything else that comes along with it. I did have to do a course of fertility drugs for my last baby, but that's
kind of beside the point here...
PCOS sucks and it really doesn't surprise me that women with PCOS have higher BPA levels because just about any woman who has PCOS will tell you that
cravings for fast food, junk food, etc., are almost unbearable at times. I can certainly testify that before I started treatment, ALL I wanted to eat
was junk. I nearly lived on fast food, snack cakes... you name it. Finally, I went to a reproductive endocrinologist and told him I was sick of it
and he started me on treatment. I've been on metformin, spironolactone, and birth control pills for close to ten years and while I'm used to it
now, the initial improvement I felt flat out floored me! I lost nearly 35 pounds without trying and additional 45 more with diet and exercise.
I still have my days where all I want to eat is junk, but I avoid it as much as it can. But it's nearly impossible to avoid it all together. Even
"healthy" foods are packaged in plastic. Bottled water is usually in plastic bottles. I'm careful about what I eat and try to never microwave
food in plastic containers, but I think the ways we are exposed to BPA is just too numerous to even comprehend.
I definitely appreciate you drawing my attention to this. I'm going to see if I can find anything else on it and definitely look into ways of
possibly removing BPA from the body. I know that this study isn't even conclusive, but I can't see that getting rid of toxins from the body, in a
safe way, would hurt anything.
Thanks again! If I find more info to add here, I'll be sure to post it!