I am a pernicious anaemia sufferer (since the age of 21...I'm now 39) and have been on the autoimmune protocol diet for just over a week now. This diet is a version of paleo and is supposed to help with autoimmune disorders. I am starting this post in case anyone else has been doing this diet and wants to compare notes!
This diet involves eating lots of meat (grass-fed), fish, vegetables, fruit, certain fats (coconut oil, olive oil, ghee) and fermented food (sauerkraut and kombucha). And that's pretty much it! Basically no processed foods or carbohydrates.
I've actually found it easy to stick to, as I am very much an 'all or nothing' type of person.
What I've noticed so far (the highs):
I've felt more full up than I used to when eating normally, and my blood sugar has been stable (no lows) so I haven't had craving for sweet stuff.
My lower bowel feels like it's on holiday and I had virtually no period pain (for the first time ever).
I've lost a few pounds (the first time my weight has gone down in over 3 years).
I've felt a bit 'down' and generally not very energetic. (not that I am ever super energetic - but that's thanks to pernicious anaemia). I have read that this is common when starting the diet as it is a bit of an adjustment for the body. I am hoping this will pass.
I have to be careful not to over do the fructose, as I am a bit intolerant and it gives me bad indigestion.
So... that's some of my experience so far. I am hoping I will start feeling better at some point, and it would be good to hear other people's experiences.