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Having lupus flare up and day 32 of autoimmune protocol

Answered on July 28, 2013
Created July 13, 2013 at 1:19 AM

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 16, 2013
at 03:18 PM

Slow cooking is good for the gut BUT it also causes histamines/amines/glutamates to be released. If you are sensitive to these then it could be a problem for you. I didn't like finding that out as I was purposely slow cooking the meat to help with my gut! I looked at GAPS but a lot of what they want you to do is high histamine - so I have to be careful. It is crazy isn't it!! I'm glad we have people to bounce things off of on paleo hacks though - that helps. Good luck to you as well!

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on July 16, 2013
at 12:16 PM

I thought slow cooking was good as easy on the gut to digest. Have you had a look at GAPS? I will do AIP for 3 months if no improvement I will try GAPS. It's so head wrecking all of this but what choice do we have. Good luck on your journey.

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on July 15, 2013
at 03:37 PM

I've been on it 3 1/2 months. I noticed a relief in my back/chest acnew after a couple weeks and my face acne about a month ago. My joint pain had gotten better after a few weeks but is back now along with the hair loss. I am going to cut out one avocado to see if that helps and look into different cuts of meat/how to prepare them to get away from slow cooking the meat. (it's supposed to be bad)

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on July 13, 2013
at 12:10 PM

Have you had your D3 level checked? D3 deficiency is implicated in autoimmune disease.

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on July 13, 2013
at 11:41 AM

Thanks for your response. How long have you been on the autoimmune protocol/when did you start to experience a relief of your symptoms?

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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.

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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.

1f9e84a46244c9b655daa9c3e554ef99

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on July 13, 2013
at 11:41 AM

Thanks for your response. How long have you been on the autoimmune protocol/when did you start to experience a relief of your symptoms?

Dd1b220085ff251e08cad4f934ee683c

(75)

on July 16, 2013
at 03:18 PM

Slow cooking is good for the gut BUT it also causes histamines/amines/glutamates to be released. If you are sensitive to these then it could be a problem for you. I didn't like finding that out as I was purposely slow cooking the meat to help with my gut! I looked at GAPS but a lot of what they want you to do is high histamine - so I have to be careful. It is crazy isn't it!! I'm glad we have people to bounce things off of on paleo hacks though - that helps. Good luck to you as well!

Dd1b220085ff251e08cad4f934ee683c

(75)

on July 15, 2013
at 03:37 PM

I've been on it 3 1/2 months. I noticed a relief in my back/chest acnew after a couple weeks and my face acne about a month ago. My joint pain had gotten better after a few weeks but is back now along with the hair loss. I am going to cut out one avocado to see if that helps and look into different cuts of meat/how to prepare them to get away from slow cooking the meat. (it's supposed to be bad)

1f9e84a46244c9b655daa9c3e554ef99

(10)

on July 16, 2013
at 12:16 PM

I thought slow cooking was good as easy on the gut to digest. Have you had a look at GAPS? I will do AIP for 3 months if no improvement I will try GAPS. It's so head wrecking all of this but what choice do we have. Good luck on your journey.

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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!

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