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Hi, I was in the navy, untreated with PKU, and interestingly, there was also another gentlemand with PKU untreated on my ship too.  He was the only person I have met in my day to day life with PKU…Anyways, he had been off diet for much longer than I had and had much more severe symptons.  As time wore on it became clear to me that many problems I was facing were a direct result of not being treated.  To make a long story short he and I were both honorably discharged from the Navy.  Since then I have found out that you can be in the military and have PKU but it does limit the jobs you can take.  Virginia Schult seemed to know quite a bit about this, as do my doctors in Virginia at the university in Richmond.  Good luck and I wish you the best.

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