I am wondering if anyone out there can give me some feedback. Here is my story (I'll try to keep it brief): In June, 2011 I started losing my voice and have experienced various stages of hoarseness ever since. It is Feb. 27, 2012 as I write this. I went to an ENT physician, who examined my throat/vocal cords (not a pleasant experience) and he told me my vocal cords were "red and puffy, " and he believed the cause was that I was experiencing "Silent Acid Reflux" (i. e. , I don't have heartburn, but he said that stomach acid was traveling up my esophagus and burning my vocal cords). I also have noticed an off-and-on tangy taste in my mouth, plus often smell what I can only describe as "cigarette smoke" right after I eat -- but of course no one is smoking around me. Very weird. I thought that possibly I was smelling my own stomach acid churning around in my stomach.
So, I did my own research on the Internet and discovered all sorts of rave reviews about apple cider vinegar being a wonderful cure for acid reflux (even though, according to the ENT doc, mine was "silent. ") Since mid-January of 2012 I have religiously been drinking _____'s ACV (one tablespoon in a glass of filtered water) every day. So far I have not noticed any changes, but then again, I don't expect my hoarseness to go away immediately. The ENT doc said it takes several months for the "burned" vocal cords to get back to normal. (By the way, the ENT doc told me to start taking Prilosec -- but I was most reluctant to do this, as I experienced a side-effect of an irregular heartbeat about six years ago when I DID have heartburn -- so I stopped taking it and my heartbeat returned to normal). So, I did not do as he said, and did not start on the Prilosec. BUT... I found ACV, and was most hopeful this would work.
Today I went to a gastroenterologist to confirm (or not) what the ENT doc said he thought was my problem. I was "knocked out" and had an endoscopy of my stomach. The preliminary report (until the biopsy samples come back from the lab) is I have a hiatal hernia -- and this means that indeed stomach acid COULD get through my LES sphincter to travel up my esophagus and singe my vocal cords. However, the gastro doc said my esophagus had NO burns, and he was not sure yet that stomach acid was the culprit. BUT... He showed me photos of my stomach, and parts of my stomach were red/inflamed (many patches of red color). He asked me if I was taking lots of aspirin, and I told him "no" -- only one or two per week (neck pain), and he said the aspirin was probably not the cause for all the red patches in my stomach. So I started wondering: could apple cider vinegar POSSIBLY have a side-effect of causing inflammation in the stomach? I CANNOT for the life of me think of any other reason. I eat a healthy diet -- zero spicy foods, no red meat, no alcohol or coffee.
And so, if ANYone out there has any feedback/ideas/experience if ACV ever caused inflammation in their stomach lining, please get back to me here. At this point I am going to stop drinking the ACV until I can figure this thing out. Many thanks.
God bless you all, "Laz"
I have osteoporisis and low blood pressure. Would apple cider vinegar be a suitable remedie for me to treat repeated urinary tract infections. It seems to work for so many people and I would love to try it but am worried about lowering my BP. Also cant get my head around the acid or alkaline issues of ACV.
Worksop, Nottinghamshire Uk
I don't mean to disgust anyone but I just recently started drinking ACV this month and my menses won't stop. I put 2 cap fulls in a 16oz bottle of water. Since drinking this I have been very heavy & only when I skip does it "slow down. " Is there something wrong with me?
Bozeman, Mt, Us
Better But With Side Effects
Been over a month since I found this website and loving it so much (I'm on it everyday :) ). Started taking ACV with BS 5 days on 2 days off every week cured my fever, cough and cold, no back pain, no migraine and feel lots of energy. I'm very, very happy with the results and very thankful for you and everyone for having such good hearts. Unfortunately I've also lost 4 lbs in a month which isn't neccessary :(. My question for you is : " Since taking ACV and BS my health have been improved so much. Is there a way for me to take ACV without losing weight (keeping my weight the same)? How to gain weight while taking ACV?
I'm waiting for your answer. Thank you!
Has anyone else experienced choking while taking ACV and eating red meat? I was taking ACV daily for all the benefits it offers. I developed a cough which seems to have developed into choking when eating certain foods. I can no longer eat any rice at all. I love rice but it gets caught in my throat and the only way I can get it out is to vomit it up. If anyone has a remedy please help!!!
ACV has worked for me on separate occasions for a completely blocked nose and for sticky bowel movement. Both times, the welcome difference was felt by the 3rd day. I took 2 tbsps of ACV in 1 litre of water and drank it throughout the day.
Last month, I took 2 tbsps of ACV in 8 oz of water, 3 times a day as recommended as I felt a severe cold building up. The cold was stopped in its tracks but mild, more or less dormant facial dermatitis (on neck too) flared up like anything. The rashes started first. After 3 days, my face started swelling and kept it up.
And the itching.... Horrible is too mild a word for it! Only aloe vera juice directly from the leaf helped with the itching. Stopped it within 5 minutes [after a few days of experimenting with a lot of remedies including ACV (with water 1:1) topically]. Till then it was difficult to even sleep.
After a few days of putting up with the rashes and swelling (I had reduced all my allergies previously by diet control), I went on a sprouts and fruits only diet (only one item at a time and only 4 items a day. Yes! ) to help my body recover. I stopped ACV at that time. I do not apply anything but natural stuff on my skin due to previous allergies.
It's 2 weeks later now on my diet, and my skin is limping back to normal. I still look like I have a medium case of sunburn, with dry flaky, bumpy skin. Thankfully not itching from the inside. Some discomfort remains due to the dryness. The skin on my face and neck in the affected parts is noticeably very much darker. It looks like a line drawn all around the base of my neck and one side's dark brown and the other light brown.
Can ACV do this?Was it a healing crisis? Was it the concentrated dose? Even if so, does it take 2 weeks , and continuing, for it to leave the body? Will this change or remain like this? My family and I have had many good experiences with ACV. I want to continue but am scared of a worsening of all this. Confused... Any help will be appreciated.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Better But With Side Effects
I been taking Apple Cider Vinegar (2ts to 12ozs of water) and drinking slowly thoughout the day but my huband complains of it causing really, really bad breath on me. I like the way my body feels but I don't want to cause other people discomfort around me. He claims it's coming from my stomach. I become so aware of the problem and when I stop taking it my breath is fine. Any suggestions? Please offer.
I was using ACV to detox @ 2tsp per 24oz of water per day also was oil pulling each morning with different kinds of oil. Coconut, sesame, castor oil.... I use the ACV about 2 wks before noticing I was getting a raging vaginal yeast infection. Used acidophilus both internally and externally and got relief. Started ACV again and notice the yeast infection symptoms again. Could this be from die off or what is your opinion? Has anyone else experienced this reaction? Should I use ACV again after I get it under control?
Better But With Side Effects
I am 29 year old and married. Suffering from sinusites since last one year and have use all sort of antibiotics but still victim of sinusitis. I have found on this site apple cider vinegar for treatment of sinus infection. I have use it and after taking two dose as prescribed on this site, my sinus problem is a little bit controlled.
But I have severe side effects of this remedy I.E. Low libido and erectile dysfunction. Before using it I was totally fit and I was no issue of ed but after taking two dose of apple cider vinegar I face this ed problem. Any help, suggestion or advice please to overcome this issue. Is using apple cider vinegar the reason of low libido and ed? I have purchase american garden apple cider vinegar because other brands are not available in my area.
I have just tried 2 teaspoons of ACV in 8 ounces of water. I sipped the mixture and I got a very bad reaction. It went thru me like a colonic and I had feelings of nausea. Is this a normal reaction?
hello, I just found this site and decided to try the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic. This is my 3rd day. 2tsp in 16 oz of water. And I sip all day. 3 refills a day. When I drink it, my left hand goes numb and tingles. There is no pain, but this has never happened before. The 2nd day, I stopped drinking it , around miday, and the numbness went away. Today, I am sipping all day, but the numbness is there too. Does anyone have any idea as to why this is happening? Btw, I do love this site :) any input would be Very much appreciated!
Hi there! I recently tried your revised recipe for daily drinking of ACV. I'm not sure if it was supposed to happen or not. Possibly just detoxing, but oh how annoying, My face started breaking out. Nothing I couldn't handle. They actually cleared up quite quickly. What scared me a bit, though, was that my tongue started breaking out, too!! It really hurt when I brushed my teeth and tongue as I usually do. I drank this for approx. 2 weeks, throughout the day, until I could no longer tolerate the pain in my mouth. Did I stop too soon? Did I go too long? When I first started, it was within hours that I felt my mouth drying out and imagined my body was doing the same. it surprised me, later, when I started breaking out.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks! And thanks for all you're doing here!
Can too much apple cider vinegar (like 5 glassed, 3ts diluted in water, with bicarbonate of soda and honey) cause flu like symptoms, with nausea - vomiting, headache, stomach-ache and chills?
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Houston, Texas, Usa
Better But With Side Effects
I have just started using this ACV, but I am not sure if I have been using it incorrectly, I was taking it 1teaspoon to a tablespoon in a glass of cold water WITHOUT honey, four times, and I tend to get these dizzy spells and feeling light headed and yawning all the time, even though my sinuses are better but I sometimes feel horrible and even feel I need to eat all the time, am I using it incorrectly and is the absence of honey to my dosage causing some imbalance somewhere, somehow, or does the feeling go away in time? Please help!
Johnson City, Tn
Greetings! After reading about Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Raw Honey, I made the solution and began to take it just in the mornings (1 tbsp in 1 cup of water). I took it to reduce my blood pressure. Instead, my blood pressure shot up to 160/110 in a couple of days. It was already at 140/100. Has this happened to anyone before? This is the 2nd time I did this. The first was with ACV, baking soda and mollasses. At that time I assumed the baking soda was the source, but now I am really surprised this happened with the ACV. Any suggestions??
Reno, Nv, United States