Problems Off-Diet

Problems Off-Diet

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Problems Off-Diet

September 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

It's true to say high Phe levels affect your mood, phenylalanine is metabolised into Tyrosine which itself is a precourser for a number of other hormones including, adrenaline, noradrenalin & melanin responsible to skin/eye/hair colour, another is dopamine which is a neurotransmitter directly associated with motor control and mood. I actualy take extra Tyrosine as a supplement as there has been research into it's affect on the blood brain barrier and there is substantial proof that higher levels of tyrosine in the blood actually blocks the amount of phenylalanine able to cross into the brain. I do falter though and have succombed to anti-depressant drugs which seemed to just add to my complications, recently I've just lost my partner, home and my job because of a dramatic change in my personality due to being prescribed anti-depressant for what I considered maybe just a bit of discontent. G.P.s in the UK dish out these drugs willy nilly and I am sure they just add fuel to fire in most cases. So it seems that my only way to deal with life is to maintain a strict low phe diet for which I need to be well organised, motivated and focused, all the things I don't have because of my PKU.

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  1. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    Hi Lemmy,
    Nice to meet you. I had similar problems off diet. In high school I went off diet for about a year, and during that time had to be prescribed anti-depressants to help control my moods. The anti-depressants did help a little, at least enough for me to get myself together to realize I need to be on diet. I know I function much better when I am controlling my phe intake. The diet is hard, but it’s worth it to be the best person you can be.

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