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Has Anyone Else Found That Reducing/eliminating Parabens Is Helpful?

Has Anyone Else Found That Reducing/eliminating Parabens Is Helpful?

over 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've done so and while I can't say I've noticed any improvement to my symptoms, it could prevent possible future issues, which is sometimes all we Fibro Fighters can hope for! ♥

over 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Hi @A MyFibroTeam Member! Great question. Parabens are preservatives used in lots of things like cosmetices, hair products/color, topical medications, skin moisturizers, etc. Methylparaben, polyparaben, butylparaben, are a few you might find. Over the years there has been concern about them being a carcinogen, but more recently some folks have thought that an overload of them might exaserbate some pain syndromes because they are endocrine disrupters. Here are a couple links I found. I hope this information helps. Please don't hesitate to ask for more clarification. Have a wonderful day :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraben
http://www.obgyn.net/incontinence/vulvodynia-fa...

over 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

what are parabens?

over 7 years ago

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