I started eating the autoimmune version of paleo about 2 years ago to combat severe rheumatoid arthritis. I had amazing success and improved my health a ton. I did still have lingering fatigue.
About 2 months ago I had a panic attack followed by ongoing anxiety and severe depression. I have never experienced anything like this before - it is really horrendous depression.
I am also experiencing a dramatic drop in appetite, menstrual irregularities, feeling cold all the time, and irritability.
I have had some improvement by removing acetyl-l-carnitine (I think this is what precipitated the anxiety attack) and by adding in 5-htp, tyrosine, DLPA and other things suggested in the Mood Cure. However, I am not back to normal by any means.
Has anyone ever heard of this happening? I have never been particularly low carb, but added in some daily rice since this started just in case. I take fish oil and vitamin D3. I eat so much healthy, nutrient dense foods that I just don't see how this could have happened.
Thanks to anyone who can provide some suggestions.