Back on diet - day 3

Back on diet – day 3

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Back on diet – day 3

August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

After 5 years of being off diet - since giving birth to my son - and about another 5 before that ( so about 10 in all - apart from when pregnant) - I have decided to get back onto the diet. I do not want to be another statistic in the realm of PKU, and I do not want to gamble with my health. I have really been feeling the effects of high levels. Up until a few months ago I was on the KUVAN trial - and it was working really well for me, I was eating a 'normal' diet and I felt fine. Then I stop taking the tablets - carry on eating like normal and WHAM... I feel like aliens have taken control of my mind and my body. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, tremors, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, mood swings, crying over nothing, irrational thoughts, migraines - you name it I had it.... I managed to drink 2 of my 3 Lophlex today... and kept to my 12g of 'real' protein. I have to say t was very difficult to eat - and I had to practically force myself. I had one Lophlex very early in the morning - after eating 2 potato waffles. I have just had my second one. I wanted to have one in the middle of the day but I am sure that i would have just vomited it back up. I feel constantly very full - like I have to force even a glass of water down. BUT I am feeling so much better. Its like someone has taken out my brain - washed it and then put it back in. I'm thinking clearly and I have heaps of energy. as for the no appetite thing - I reckon its just that my body is suddenly overloaded with the Phe - vitamins and nutrients that it has been craving for so long. My body is happy. I am not craving seafood like I used to ( which i reckon was my body's way of telling me I needed protein - in the right form) I feel good, just a little too full and a bit sick - which is to be expected when you start up the Phe supplement again. Hopefully I will manage all 3 Lophlex tomorrow. I would really recommend that anyone contemplating re-staring the diet should just do it... Its hard but when you start to feel the positive effects it becomes a lot easier :-)

1 Review of Back on diet – day 3

  1. Registered: May 27, 2009

    Posts: 0

    , Florida

    I am back on diet since 8/13. It is still in the “firguring out” stages. I agree- it is important to “just do it” when it comes to returning to the diet. Putting it off (like I did for 10 years now- since I found out I should be back on it) just postpones the inevitable or relegates us to lives that are less than they should be.

    Keep up the good work!!!

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