I'm trying, and had great results when I cut sugar & carbs completely. Fruit, veggies, meat, eggs & cheese were fine. I can only speak to the inflammation & joint pain tho, that's what lessened for me. Luckily I don't have the dryness associated with Sjogren's, tho tested positive for it. Good luck!
Kids are home today, my oldest is making snickerdoodles....just ate two! Yummy, but will cause me to swell. My restraint is non-existent! You'd think I'd learn:). I really need to cut completely, maybe one day I can eat one, once my bodies' retrained. That's what I'm hoping anyway. Would love to know if it works for you.
I don't subscribe to a specific diet. I'm probably somewhere between Paleo and Mediterranean because of sensitivities to dairy, chicken eggs, and yeast. Going to try and get some duck eggs soon. Quail eggs are okay, but too small. I try to do low carb, GF, but don't avoid other grains.
I've found gradual changes to be good. Our systems get upset easily.
Yes it has helped me to do modified paleo. I have found the book "clean eating with a dirty mind" a dessert godsend. I was a baker before sjogren's syndrome and this book opened my eyes to gluten free clean baking.
I have also bought most of Julie Bauer's paleo cookbooks. easy to follow recipes with minimal ingredients.