As a diagnosed lupus, TMJ disorder, RA, thyroditis, celiac (all by in-hospital doctors) , I've tried about every variation of diet out there in hope to help my autoimmune condition. Paleo diet has put some of the most severe symptoms under control. Yet, my autoimmune condition is still on going and I still suffer daily. I still have "relapses" occasionally. To make matters worse, neurological symptoms are emerging recently.
I've tried strict Paleo with no starch, less strict paleo with starches, blueprint, robb's autoimmune protocol, Rosedale, specific carb diet. I realized I cannot fast or IF, because I literally can't walk straight on the street with serious head and vision spinning. For recent several weeks, I've been on ketogenic diet, which helped with my fatigue and headache. It also helped my gut issue somewhat. But it didn't get rid of muscle twitching, temple swelling, pins and needle sensation etc. (I'm still learning about ketogenic diet so I'm making a lot of mistake.. like eating too much protein.. )
So far, I felt better on eating strict 3 meals, no snack, paleo, but again, it does not help me enough for me to rely on it for any longer. The reason why I'm still on one of these paleo category diets- meal planning based on low carb, high fat is because it is really the only diet my body barely can process. I feel so sick cheating on a small potato or if I eat anything(including saturated fat) "a lot" at once. I can't eat anything a lot. even the "good" foods. I get dizzy, foggy brain, visible joint swelling, fluid retention etc. So, the issue is that, no matter what I tried, I haven't gotten better enough, far from the optimal level :(
I have several abnormal antibodies including thyroid related, gut related, ...(by repeated blood work)
In summary, my question is that long time Paleo diet helps my autoimmune condition somewhat, but not enough. What do I need to try/add/consider now??
I hope that there must be something that's going to make me to get better. It could be really anything that's not being addressed right now. It's just that I have no idea what it would be, at this point.
Any advice, suggestion or sharing your own experience with autoimmune condition are greatly appreciated.