Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects  

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Posted by Tracy (Frederick, MD) on 11/14/2007
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Have been using the ACV remedy for about 2 mos and notice the immediate difference in my skin and in my lack of joint pain (I suffer from Carpal Tunnel). However, I also started to notice that my skin was getting dry and I was constantly tired and kind of depressed. All symptoms that I had before I got my thyroid checked. I have hypothyroidism and take Levothyroxin once daily in the am. I had been starting my day with the thyroid pill, then my ACV tonic. WELL, I just read on the Medicine bottle to take this medicine at least 4 hours prior to any antacids, iron or vitamin/mineral suppliments. Basically, the ACV was just washing away my meds. So I adjusted my times and don't take the ACV til later and I'm back to my old self, with the added ACV bonus! SO, check you medicine labels!!!

Posted by Barbara (Van, Texas) on 11/02/2007
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For the first time in my life I am experiencing something like the flu. The doctor does not know what it is--bacterial or viral. It has the same symptoms as my grand daughters illness two weeks ago. She like me, began with fever of 104 and body aches for a couple of days. No other symptoms. After receiving Antibiotics, she had to be rushed to the emergency with a serious allergic reaction. She had a very nasty rash and cough. It took her two weeks to recouperate. I took care of her after I spend a few weeks traveling and not taking care of my self. Two days after I returned home, I came down with the fever, chills, and diareahea. After reading about ACV decided to take a bath in it to help reduce fever and detox. Within an hour of the bath, I broke out in a rash with blisters and have had them for three days now along with the cough that keeps me up all night. I am now on antibiotics and Vitamine C and tring to rest. The burning itching of my skin is almost unbearable. I use prayer to get me through the waking hours. I am now resorting to benedryl to keep from scratchin. Does any one have any suggestions?

Posted by Melly (Austin,, Texas, USA) on 10/30/2007
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I am acidic. I took 2 TBSPS organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it in a gallon of water. I did this for several days. I caused me to have a bleeding cystitis and had to take antibiotics. I did this to alkalize my body. Now i will try the baking and water only. Will let you know if i still develop bleeding cystitis. Melly

Posted by Karen (Bozeman, USA) on 10/26/2007
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Have read with interest the articles on ACV and decided to try it. 3 days later and I have a mouth full of canker sores. Having good success healing them with alum, the pickling spice. No pain w/ application,but what did I do wrong? I'd like to continue with ACV as it has so many health benefits but can't live with mouth sores. Now what?

Posted by Liza (Norfolk, VA) on 10/12/2007
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I tried acv for a bladder infection. Because of the bad taste, I took 2 tsp. straight. Beware! I was nauseous for hours and my esphogus and tongue feel burnt! So much for a remedy- I will be heading to the doctor's for antiobiotics and now instead of one problem I now have two!

Posted by Leslie (Boston, MA) on 10/09/2007
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I was using ACV 2 tbsp in water 4 x day for 3 mon straight. Because of really bad vaginal itching I thought I should take a break. I stopped over the weekend, today is Tuesday, and my skin itches, I have pink eye, sore throat, sore neck, face breakouts--coincidence???? Any feedback?

Replied by Sarah
Tampa, FL

I think you are using the acv too much. 4 x a day is a little excessive, you prob broke out in all your "sickness" because your body is still detoxing. Maybe trying 1 or 2 times a day at 1 or 2 tsps each time. Remember when you do ANY DETOX you will get WORSE before you get better. But also check to see if you have an allergy to acv.

Posted by Esther (Concord, CA) on 09/28/2007
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I am new to the ACV remedy. I want to take the ACV to lose 20 pounds. About 2 months ago, I started taking estrogen & progesterone. I have gained over 6 pounds in the mid-section. I stopped taking the hormones now. I am 52 years old. I have been taking ACV 3X/day, 2T ACV + 1/4t BS in 8 oz water for about 10 days. I take it before breakfast, after lunch & after dinner. I haven't lost any weight yet. But my blood pressure has gone up quite a bit from 113/72 (with BP medication) to 142/82 and starts getting headaches. Has anyone have the similar problem with ACV? Or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your responds.

Posted by Paul (Torrington, CT) on 09/23/2007
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ACV gives me heart burn the instant I drink it! Isnt it a aid in the reduction of heart burn and reflux? Help! Heart burning in CT

EC: Some brands of ACV are more acidic than others, even though they state 5% acidity on the bottle...

Replied by T
Phoenix, AZ

Heartburn can be caused by both a lack of OR or an excess of acid in the stomach. Using the ACV has lead to the latter. Add baking soda to the ACV before drinking it to lower the acidity, and it should not cause heartburn.

Posted by Robin (Dallas, Texas) on 09/18/2007
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I feel I sleep better when taking ACV and since I have a problem with high blood pressure it is helpful in that regard also. I do have a problem though, whenever I take it for awhile, like 3 or 4 days I get constipated. Do you know why? Lately I have been taking it by itself, I don't like it with juice or water, however, I could go back to taking it that way.

Replied by Erika
Libertyville, Illinois

Responding to the man who said he took apple cider undiluted. Please do not take it that way - the strength can cause damage to one's esophagus. Always dilute it with apple juice (my favorite taste) or water or some other juice. Thanks for reading"

03/25/2009: Erika from Libertyville, Illinois writes: "To Robin from Dallas I apologize - when I responded to your post, for some reason I did not pay attention to your name and thought a man was writing the comment and therefore when I sent a reply to your statement about taking apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach I referred to you as the man who...etc I sincerely apologize Robin for not looking more closely at your name....please do not take the vinegar on an empty stomach as it can damage your esophagus. Thanks for reading and good luck with the vinegar

Replied by Laurie Holden
Wolverine, Michigan

Robin from Dallas,

To get rid of constipation drink one full glass of warm water first thing every morning, this gets things moving & hydrates the system. To speed things up, drink your first glass of warm water with 1 teaspoon of sea salt, you will go. Good luck.

Replied by Lisa
Brandon, Florida, Usa

Another good remedy for constipation is 1 tablespoon of oil (the good kind) on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and you will go.

Posted by Scott (Paradise, California) on 09/11/2007
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Hi. I am a new user of ACV and am very pleased and surprised at the way it is helped me to feel better. I know that I have always struggled with candidiasis, but never got the complete relief from it using other remedies. The ACV has made an incredible difference in how I feel. I have also experienced the other benefits of increased energy, decreased anxiety, better sleep. However, there is one concern I have that I hope someone can help me with. Sometimes when I take the ACV it seems to upset my stomach. Help! I really value this remedy, but I'm concerned about stomach upset. Thanks.

Posted by Melinda (El Paso, TX) on 09/11/2007
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Just started using ACV for acid reflux but I'm so tired since I started. Is this a side affect? When can I expect to have energy? Also by the way the ACV worked the first day for my acid reflux.

Replied by Sue
Baltimore, Md

Posted by Flemmie Kittrell (New Rochelle, Ny )
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I am trying apple cider vinegar while still on meds and its been a scary ride. I hear experiences that blood pressures immediately go down. Well mine immediately spikes up.... This last bout perhaps I should have paced better: before breakfast approx 9 and before lunch approx 1:30 (and during the lunch instead of the tablespoon I had been taking I followed instructions from the blog to do two teaspoons which is a bit more. I felt was immediately going into some type of type of physical shock with body constrictions even around my heart. My pressure went from 134/92 (trying to get lower down) to 169/99/101. I was flushing. My heart was pounding (not rapidly... Just hard. Was it because I took little extra? was it because dosage was too close or because I am still on Norvasc 2.5 and when it cleans the body of toxins its including the Norvasc and the body is going into withdrawal shock and that because Nor. is a calcium blocker and that ACV has all the minerals.... Any ideas... I was in a scary place for 4 hrs... Didn't know where this was going or what damge it was causing.... FEEDBACK PLEASE!!!