Reproductive Toxicity: PFOA is a known developmental toxicant 25 . PFOA exposure in utero leads to reduced weight gain during lactation, delayed sexual maturation and death in rodents 26 . In humans, PFOA exposure was associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension (high-blood pressure), and PFOS was associated with reduced birth-weight in full-term infants 27 . Higher levels of the chemical in cord blood were associated with both lower birth weight and smaller size, indicating an effect of PFOA on prenatal development 28 . In a novel study of PFOA exposures among pregnant women in an electronic waste recycling area in China, mothers living in the area had higher PFOA levels than mothers in other areas; and exposures were associated with delayed physical development and adverse birth outcomes. 29
Q. Had FMS for almost twenty years now, tried almost everything. Is Lyrica in the "steroid" family? Any one in this community could help me? I have given my few questions to find out an answer. I Had FMS for almost twenty years now, tried almost everything. I'm considering Lyrica but I'd like more info. Is Lyrica in the "steroid" family? If you go on Lyrica for a while & see no improvement with pain, is going off of it a big deal like with other med's, or can you simply just stop taking it? I take Ambien, will that have any interactions? I'm seeing my Doc about this at the end of the month, but I was hoping to get some personal experiences about it. Thanks for any thoughts! Thanks for your answers, keep them coming! A. according to this-
there is a moderate interaction. that means you can take them both but be checked regularly for depression of breath.
Reproductive status is regulated by nutritional feedback to the hypothalamus that controls GnRH and hence LH pulsatile output ( Miller et al ., 2007 ). Both leptin and insulin have been shown to be involved in the long-and short-term control of reproductive neuroendocrine function in several species, including sheep. Both insulin and leptin stimulates LH secretion ( Cunningham et al ., 1999 ; Adam et al ., 2003 ; Miller et al ., 2007 ). Miller et al . (2007) further hypothesized that GnRH/LH stimulation by increasing nutritional status is mediated by increased amounts of circulating leptin and insulin entering the brain, down-regulating hypothalamic expression of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and agouti-related peptide (AgRP) and up-regulating expression of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART). whereas GnRH/LH inhibition by decreasing nutritional status is mediated by decreased amounts of circulating leptin and insulin entering the brain, up-regulating hypothalamic NPY and AgRP expression and down-regulating POMC and CART expression. The GnRH/LH response to an increasing plane of nutrition appears to be mediated by changes in circulating insulin, which enters the hypothalamic CSF and stimulates reproductive neuroendocrine output by inhibiting NPY expression. The GnRH/LH response to a decreasing plane of nutrition appears to be mediated by changes in leptin signaling via increased leptin receptor expression, which inhibits reproductive neuroendocrine output by inhibiting melanocortin activity ( Miller et al ., 2007 ).