I have PKU. I have had a rough childhood. I never met anyone else with PKU besides my older brother but he was born during the time that they didnt know much about PKU so he never followed a diet. Everyone teased me at school. But the older I got I started talking more and more about it and wrote alot of school papers so the kids could understand a lot better so maybe they will back off from me. My whole life I wanted to be normal so when I hit the age of seventeen I moved out of my mothers house and lived on my own. Thats when my diet just flew out the window I just thought that it was too hard to deal with. But I came to reliezed that I need to take care of my self and get back on track. Also, I noticed that I have been really irriated, moody, and get distracted alot. I have noticed that I have been forgetting alot of things including things you learn in school and just other stuff that you usually remember like passwords or other stuff. I have to tell some one else to remember stuff so if I forget they would be able to remind me. One other thing is that I have been depressed with life a lot lately and havent been very active anymore which caused me to gain wieght. I have tried to get health insurance to help me pay for the formula that I need and then some food products but every where I go they tell me that they cant help me. They tell me that it would be easier if I lived in Minnesota but I cant leave North Dakota I have my life here and its not able to re-locate. I really need the help for my sake really but also for my future child(ren). How am I supposed to get someone to help me to get the proper health insurance so I can start with that and then work from there?