Community Discussion Forum That’s PKU life! can you go off the diet.. Reply To: can you go off the diet..

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The simple answer to this is no. We are not ever supposed to go off our diet. No matter how old we are too much phe can still build up in our blood stream and cause alot of problems like headaches, stomaches, tremors, shakes, vomitting, lower IQ, siezures etc. nSome people went off their diet when they were younger because years ago doctors believed that it was okay. They’re finding now that adults who went off as children or who are going off as adults are suffering because of this. If you did go off your diet I guess there would be nothing doctors can techniqually do, but still you should not do it, it’s just not worth your health and brain cells. So no, the motto’s is ‘Diet for life’. nHope this answers your question. nBreanna n16 w/CPKU

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