I am on day 32 of the autoimmune protocol (i have stuck to it religiously) and I have been having a flare for nearly 2 days. To be honest I haven't had any great improvements at all in my symptoms. I know it's only early days but when can I or should I start to see some signs of good health? Thanks for reading my blog
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on July 28, 2013
at 12:53 AM
If you're expecting complete remission of symptoms, you're bound to be disappointed. That could happen but it's usually when you are in the beginning stage or had light symptoms to begin with. If you've had flares and have moderate to serious lupus symptoms, the best scenario is that the AIP will not make things worse. Autoimmunity is progressive. It gets progressively worse and you welcome other autoimmune diseases. Being on a strict gluten-/dairy-/nightshade-/egg white-/soy-free diet can stop other autoimmune diseases from piggybacking. But it's unrealistic to expect complete relief from the symptoms that you already have.
Flares can always be triggered by stress. Also could be affected by overexercising or lack of sleep. Eating clean will not prevent those kind of flares.
on July 13, 2013
at 11:22 AM
I also have been on the autoimmune protocol and have seen some benefits but recently started getting my joint pain back. I think it's due to a histamine overload. A lot of the "good" things we eat on autoimmune (bone broth, avocados, etc) are high histamine. You might look into if you are eating high histamine foods and try to cut back on some of them if you don't see any relief soon. Sometimes you do just have to press through in the first 3 months but if your issues still continue look at what you are eating. I have not been preparing/storing my meat right so I am starting there as I already cut out the bone broth. Then I will cut out the avocados if my joint pain is still happening.
on July 13, 2013
at 01:29 AM
I'm sorry you're not getting any relief yet -- but stick to it. I've heard it taking at least 45 days -- or longer -- for some people to start feeling better from autoimmune disorders. I know it's frustrating, but just think of how long your body has been unhealthy compared to how short a time it's had to start healing.
I hope you start getting some relief soon!