Would you mind listing what you are eating on the elimination diet? Or is it the one that Dr. McDougall details in the Hot Topics? I've tried the elimination diet that he details a few times and have a hard time sticking to it.
I didn't do as drastic as the Dr. M's elimination diet. I have a problem eating so we did a modified diet so I would have some things to eat that I like.
I am doing clusters of eliminations one cluster at a time. I found caffeine, soy, corn, and bananas are triggers for my Fibro pain. So now I have eliminated those foods which I liked but not enough to eat them and make me feel like I used to. I have several other foods on my list to test but keep plodding along. What I am doing is trying a food for a few days, stopping that food for a few days.Then I try another food. I keep a journal of how I am feeling which is helpful. Plus looking back and seeing my improvement is inspring.
I have had such great improvement that I have no thoughts of ever going back to the way things were before Dr M's diet. I really don't think of this as a diet, I think of this as my life plan for better health. I have struggled for so long with Fibro with no answers and no hope of finding anything that would help. I feel like I have been given my life back. And it is wonderful to have taken it back by doing this proactively. But I must credit my wonderful daughter who has been by my side through all of this and making wonderfully tasty foods.
I hope I have helped you a little. If I can help in any way let me know.