Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chasteberry
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Blackstrap Molasses Dietary Changes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Molasses, Dietary Changes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Natto
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- Aspartame Connection
- Avoid Dairy Products
- Baking Soda
- Beets, Aloe, Lemon Juice
- Beets, Carrots, Red Wine, Molasses
- Bing Cherries
- Bitter Gourd
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Borax
- Blackstrap Molasses, Castor Oil Packs
- Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
- Blackstrap Molasses, Clay
- Blackstrap Molasses, Nattokinase
- Castor Oil Packs
- Cream of Tartar
- Dietary Changes
- Eliminate Coffee
- Eliminate Coffee, Eat Grapes
- Evening Primrose Oil, B Vitamins, Turmeric
- Fibroid Growth Theories
- Fibroid Remedies
- Flax Seeds
- Flax Seeds , L-Lysine
- Garlic and Ginger
- General Feedback
- Grapes, Cherries
- Grapeseed Extract
- Linoleic Acid
- Maca, Essiac Tea
- Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Multiple Remedies
- Nutrition and Herbs
- Remedies Needed
- Stop the Microwave
- Tanya's Fibroid Remedies
- Ted's Remedies
- Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback
- Water and Air
What Are Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are benign growths that can form in the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus and are the most common form of non-cancerous tumors afflicting women during childbearing years. Also known as a leiomyoma (leiomyomata), fibroid tumors often occur in groups. While they often show no symptoms, uterine fibroids can cause pain during sexual intercourse or menstruation and affect urinary tendencies. Fibroids and pregnancy can have implications; though these symptoms are rare, fibroids can increase the chance of miscarriage, cause bleeding, premature labor, and affect the position of the fetus. The pressure that fibroids may place on the rest of the body can cause gastrointestinal issues like constipation, bloating, and even infertility.
Fibroids are common, 3 out of 4 women will experience them in their lives. However, they do not often require treatment and often women do not experience fibroid symptoms that affect them at all. When fibroids cause pain or excessive bleeding they should be treated.
Home Remedies for Fibroid Tumors
While not common, there is potential for fibroids to become painful and affect our lives. Listed below we have a great number of natural cures and treatments - especially blackstrap molasses and apple cider vinegar - presented alongside success stories of women improving or eliminating their fibroid conditions. Strategies to prevent fibroids are presented as well.
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|Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses||19 YEAS|
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06/04/2011: Peral from Usa: "Hi Ted,
I have read so much about your site. I just want to ask just one question. I have Adenomyosis,
(A 7CM Adneomyoma of the uterus). It was shown on the pelvic sono as a fibroid. I went to another doctor and took an MRI, shows that I have Adenomyosis, of course I do have few 1.4 cm fibroids. This is on the right side of me and never hurts. For years I have been having pain on my left side where a Adenomyosis was found. I took to a holistic ND, who said for me not to drink green tea, because green tea has caffeine and this makes fibroids grow more. She said to drink red raspberry tea. I am confused, because on your site, there are talks about green tea being good for fibroids. I used to drink decaffeinted with (4% caffeine). Ted Please let me know any suggestion to shrink Adenomyosis. This is a growth inside of the uterus, the opposite of Endometroisis. I was told that enzyme breaks up fibroids tissue. Please let me know your suggesttion of these growths on the uterus. Adenomyosis is a thickening of the uterus.
10/22/2011: Mary from Bethel Island, Ca replies: "Ok... I have never offered a testimonial before but here goes... 4 years ago I was diagnosed with fibroids (6 over 10 cm each). I had transfusions in hospital and was given progesterone. 2 years ago I went off of it and things were relatively normal until this month when my period was back to gushing and clotting. The doc phoned in a prescription for more tablets but I haven't made it to the pharmacy yet. Why? Because, as I am sure you are familiar with, the last two days have been period hell. The furthest I have gone is bathroom to bed.
Lying in bed at 4 am today I realized I was going to miss my usual Saturday women's group breakfast. I grabbed my iPad and found this site. Apple Cider Vinegar? Really? so I went out to the kitchen swallowed two huge tablespoons, choked back some nausea and hit the shower. I felt better than I had so I got dressed and headed to town... Half an hour away... Armed with supplies to make a quick change when I got there, but didn't need to. Sat for an hour and got up last making a mad dash to the restroom to stop the gushing. But, no gushing, hardly a trickle. Could it have worked so fast? Stopped by the market for a few things. The more I walked the better I felt. Bought ACV tabs. Drove the half hour back home... Went to the bathroom, no gushing or even bleeding. No pain. Not even that tired...... I can't believe this is happening but I am glad for it. Can't wait to update you all on the results of my next ultrasound. God bless you for this."
11/10/2011: Shelly from Turlock, United States replies: "Hi:). I am 34 no children yet.. About 9 years ago I learned had a small fibroid about the size of a nickel then.. Nothing to be concerned with. About 2 years I began a fertility work up BC we have been trying to conceive for almost 10 years with no luck:(. All my tests and procedures came back good! We found out my husband whom has a son from previous relationship actually has a low count.. So we began to consider options to increase the chances for his sperm. When I went in for an ultrasound before starting shots my dr saw something odd and realized I have a rather large (7cm) pedunculated suberosal fibroid. I had a proper ultrasound done to be sure & as soon as it was official she said my options are surgery or luperol to shrink it. Neither option sounded good to me:(. I've read to many negatives about both. I was devastated it almost ruined my marriage... I just couldn't understand why god was making this so hard for my husband & I. About a year ago we got back on track thank god:). Now we are ready to try ivf if they say it's possible with my growth???
Now I'm on here & super curious about ACV and baking soda & all this suff! ? I've always had regular cycles... 26-28 days apart and last for about 4-5 days total. Severe cramps & fairly heavy bleeding. My fibroid being on the outside actually doesn't effect periods but it's in the way of my baby dreams! My questions are have any of you seen actual shrinkage of your fibroids from ACV etc? Also do any of you have my type of fibroid? Pedunculated suberosal outside top of uterus on a stalk??
Thanks so much! Any info & advice is deeply appreciated!!! Respond on here or email me: love2teach77(at)aol.com
Thanks again! Shelly"
05/20/2012: Karen from Kennesaw, Georgia, USA replies: "@Shelly>I was told about Sepia and it completely shrank my cysts. My friend quit drinking alcohol and she was able to get pregnant after trying for many years. And it's not always the woman, have your parnters sperm motility checked. Good Luck and blessings."
Apple Cider Vinegar Folk Cure for Fibroids
Holistic Treatment Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Filtered Water - 8 to 10 Ounces
A daily apple cider vinegar (ACV) tonic can reduce fibroid symptoms and perhaps the tumors themselves. Mix one teaspoon of ACV in a large glass of water (natural sweetener to taste, optionally) and drink. Increase the amount of ACV to 1-2 tablespoons per glass as your body tolerates it.
07/10/2013: Tameka from Chicago: "Im a 35yr old African-american dealing with fibros and I have the heavy bleeding for weeks not days. I've had two blood tranfusions and to my luck today I broke down into tears cause the bleeding hasnt stopped. I seen yiur website and seen that apple cider vinger could help. I would like to know how many times a day do I need to take it. Please help."Replies
07/11/2013: No More Pain from Houston, Tx replies: "Hi. I too had non-stop EXCESSIVE bleeding from ovarian cysts for 1.5yrs - I started taking iodine tablets and DIM and then the bleeding stopped 2 months after taking iodine and 3 wks after taking DIM. I have been taking iodine 50mg+ per day for 1 yr and it has helped with my oc. It is important for people with fibroids as well. You should also take selenium 200mg YEAST FREE tablets, NOW Female Balance and continue with acv.
A green diet and apple juice (organic apples juiced fresh at home) is crucial for eliminating fibroids. No dairy, soy, corn, peanuts, meat, eggs, sugar or processed, junk or fried food.
Start DIM asap. This all should help. Good luck!"
07/11/2013: Carly from Pbs, Usa replies: "Hi Tameka, I would take one ounce (approx. a shot glass full) of ACV with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda... When it stops fizzing, add about 12 to 16 ounces of water. I drink this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, then make another one and sip throughout the day when I am bleeding too heavily. It really, really helps! When a couple of hours goes by without sipping it.... I can tell by how heavy my flow gets. During really bad periods, I also take a glass to bed, and sip it in the night. Use a straw to keep it off your teeth if needed. When I am bleeding that heavy I don't care if I have a straw or not though!
Blackstrap molasses is also very good for this, but does not have as immediate of an effect for me personally. I take a tablespoon of it daily in my coffe. Love the taste.
Good luck to you, I know how miserable it is.... Take care."
07/11/2013: Mama To Many from Middle, Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Tameka, So sorry about this bleeding! I saw Carly gave you some good advice about how to take the Apple Cider Vinegar. Please also take the Blackstrap Molasses- 1 T. morning and evening. Right off the spoon or in a cup of milk. You can take it any time of day also when the bleeding is heavy. It helps me with bleeding. It also will help replenish your blood. You should take at least 1 T. of blackstrap every day indefinitely. It will keep your blood up, nourish you, and may help the fibroids.
Also, to try and check the bleeding, take 1 t. cayenne pepper in an 8 oz. glass of grape juice. (The grape juice is just to help you get it down. You can take it in water. ) Cayenne is amazing for stopping bleeding. Midwives use it to stop hemmorrhage in childbirth.
Charcoal poultices and activated charcoal internally may be of help to you in the long term, if you want to try that. I will link you to a story of someone who used charcoal for her fibroids. The story is under "Charcoal Babies" a little more than 1/2 way down the page.
Let us know what helps you!
~Mama to Many~"
07/11/2013: Iowama from Pella, IA replies: "I also had success fixing excessive monthly bleeding with the vinegar tea remedy and an alkalizing diet. At the same time, the little urine leakage that had crept up when I coughed or laughed went away. It lead me to believe both issues were caused by pressure from fibroids. Anyway, it is one of those nasties that life can throw at women. I learned the cure right here and I'm thankful this forum was available when I suffered through it."
07/11/2013: Carly from Pnw, Usa replies: "I just wanted to chime in on what "no more pain" stated and agree on taking DIM... It helps balance estrogens. I take it daily. I also do iodine painting, and take selenium as well. Good stuff."
10/26/2013: Ofelia from Vacaville, Ca replies: "Could some one please clarify for me what DIM is; I have also the fibroids in my Uterus and its getting worse to the point that I am so anemic and stop me for be a normal person. I do have issues urinating due to tumors grew too big. Doctor want to remove them along with my tubes but I am against it so I much rather get a natural approach to this issue. Please help! Thanks in advance."
10/27/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Ofelia: A few vegetables have dim. This is harmfull when taken as an isolate. I take 3g/day cold processed maca for dim. The dose for regular maca is 12 g. Fibroids are caused by injury, disease, and estrogen dominance. This is caused by aromatization. This changes good hormones into bad hormones. Hops alcohol extract taken sublingually is the most potent armoatization inhibitor. Take 15g/day raw sweet potato. Chew thoroughly and let dissolve through the gums. This makes progesterone. Capers are highest in quercitin, another aromatization inhibitor. Sweet potatoes make good hormones, aromatization inhibitors prevent them from becoming bad, and maca regulates them. The 3 taken together are a very effective remedy that cures very rapidly. Google raw food videos for nutritional support."
[YEA] 02/25/2013: Meckab1 from Mobile, Al: "6/2006 I found out that I was pregnant and diagnosed with 3 large fibroid tumors. I miscarriage at 7 month term then returned to the hospital a month later to remove the tumors. Over the years since my surgery I had weight gain (60lbs), heavy menstural cycles last sometimes up to 8 days, severe anemic, severe constipation so I decided to see my obgyn 8/3/2012.He ordered a ultra sound of the abdomen and pelvis. A week later I was told that my tumors has returned (6) and they are larger then prior. I was advised the only option would be a hysterectomy. I'm 39 years old and no kids so I decide to research online for cures to prevent surgery.
I have been taking 2 tsps twice a day of ACV with the mother since 10/4 and I now have a normal cycle. I have lost 59lbs have changed my eating habits whole wheat, lots of vegetables, baked/broil chicken and fish, cut out all sugars including drinks and fast food, drink 8 glasses of H20 daily and exercise occasionally. My before weight was 298lbs and currently I weigh 239. I have my iron under control and I feel wonderful. I visit my obgyn two weeks ago and he scheduled another ultrasound just got my results back and he and the staff was amazed that no tumors exist on the ultra sound. I was so happy to hear the great news but I know to maintain future occurences I will have to take care of myself. I continue to take ACV daily and I just wanted to share my story here and hope that my story can be a help to others. Also I prayed constantly daily because I know at the end of the day God has the last say."Replies
02/26/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, That's great news, thanks for sharing."
03/13/2013: Jamie from Sanford, Nc replies: "Awesome, what a great testimony!!"
04/07/2013: Tiffany from Washington, DC replies: "this gives me hope. thanks for sharing!"
07/31/2013: Disco from Antigua And Barbuda replies: "Wow! You have really motivated me after suffering from fibroids and having a terrible time with them. Will definitely try."
09/18/2013: Amanda from Graz replies: "Am happy to hear this at least I have more hope."
01/13/2013: Stephbanks from Cincinnati, Oh: "Hello ladies, I am a 52 year young lady who has fibroids also. Last week I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar and raw honey to help with weight lost and what ever other benefit I can get. I have not had a cycle in about 2 months, so today all of a sudden I started cramping and realized that I have large clots. Does any one know if this could be from the Apple Cider Vinegar and honey?"Replies
01/25/2013: Ariana from Miami replies: "Hi, I have a similar problem. Also diagnosed with fibroids (had them for many years) but have never given me any problems. I'm 54 and at my last exam the Dr. told me I was in menopause and my period lasted a month. 4 months later I got it again and it's dragging on for a month and a half, last two weeks very light. Went to another gynocologist and she told me to have a hysterectomy as I have a prolapsed fibroid which has lodged in the vaginal wall. I hate to have major surgery for very light bleeding so will be trying this ACV as a last resort. I'm drinking gallons of tea (nettle, raspberry leaf) but I cannot eliminate the bleeding. ACV is my last resort and I will let you know."
05/22/2013: Heather from Creswell, Oregon replies: "It's also very easy to make your own apple cider vinegar with apple cores and peels (as easy as making sauerkraut or kosher pickles), or your can use whole apples if you want to. It takes a few weeks, but it's very inexpensive and you know what's in it! There are many tutorials and recipes available on the web."
[NAY] 12/27/2012: Susana from Young, Uruguay: "Hi: I have been diagnosed with several fibroids. Seems like surgery is the only opcion according to the doctor. I did some research and I found your webpage. I started the apple cider cure about 2 months ago, I do it 3 times a day but so far I haven't see any relief (the only thing is I am not so tired now). I still feel the fibroids and I have pain. I am taking normal apple cider vinager (we don't have fancy stuff or organic things). My question is: is this cure for real?, I am sort of dissapointed. Thank you."Replies
03/10/2013: Anke from Singapore replies: "Susana, only the raw unfiltered ACV works! Can you order things to Uruguay on iherb.com? I live in Asia and order everything online."
11/12/2012: Ning Of Makati City from Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines: "Should I take ACV on a daily basis or during menstruation only? I want to know which is more effective? First of all, allow me to thank you for this bery helpful website. I come across this website after I had my D & C procedure last Sept. 1, 2012. Prior to that, I was heavily bleeding for a month last August, that's why mt OBGYM opted for a D & C procedure to stop the bleeding. After the procedure, my doctor suggested that I should undergo an operation for my fibroids. She said that I will still be bledding every month during my period. I told her to postpone the operation.
Meantime, I was looking for an alternative ways and means. After many research, I come across this wedsite. From then, I started taking ACV diluted in a glass of water every morning and evening until now. Had my period last week, there were 2 days of heavy flow with big clots. (was a bit panic, took hemostan tablets to stop the bleeding). The flow subsided and my period stop last night. Waiting for comments. Thanks."
07/02/2012: River from Portland, Oregon, United States: "I truly don't believe it was an accident when I stumbled across this website the other night. I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids about four years ago after noticing some changes with my menstrual cycle. After this finding, I went on a research rampage to learn all I could about these tumors that were invading my body. Long story short, I was told of the many evasive treatment options that only seem to provide short term relief (if at all).
I'm 41 years old and at a breaking point with this condition. I went from having periods that lasted 5 days to cyles lasting 7 days.. Sometimes 8. Instead of every 28 days, it comes about every 20. There were times when I had two cycles in one month. Its out of control.
Anyway, after reading a lot of the testimonials on here, I decided to give this a try. What do I have to lose right? I am currently taking 2 teaspoons of the vinegar w/ 8 oz of water, twice a day. I started taking it while I was on the second day of my menstrual.
I have only been taking it for three days so far and I have noticed a decrease in bleeding around day three of my cycle. Which usually slows around the fourth or fifth day. The pressure and pain had subsided as well. So far, it seems to be doing something.
I will continue to use this remedy and watch for even more significant changes. Does anyone have any sugesstions on whether or not to take the Apple Cider Vinegar with food? Thank you for allowing me to share my story. I wish you all wellness. I will keep you all posted."Replies
06/15/2013: Farah from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia replies: "I am 40 years old. I have mutiple fibroids ranging from 2cm to 10cm. I had 2 miscarriages as well. Can I go for ACV treatment and is the commercial apple cider vinegar going to work? If not how can I prepare it at home. Please help me, I am really v desperate. And for how long I have to take?"
EC: To make apple cider vinegar at home, please visit our page: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/how_to_make_apple_cider_vinegar.html
04/17/2012: Texmex from Paisley, Scotland: "I have suffered subserosal fibroids along with endometriosis and endo cyst in the left ovary for 5 years, the pain used to be crippling but I was given prostap injections along with mirena coil and it worked wonders. 5 years on and all hell has broken out. I have absolutely no pain but the fibroid and cyst started to flare up again, I was given another round of prostap which has shrunk the cyst slightly but teh fibroids have remained the same. They are not keen on giving me a hysterctomy as they said it was too dangerous. I am currently taken a herbal rememdy of Angus Cactus and Female Essence but have seen no difference. Would the ACV work in reducing the fibroids or is it only effective if you are having bleeding as well?"
09/06/2011: Lady D from Miami, Fl: "I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME. I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH FIBROIDS FOR OVER 6 YEARS ALL THE DOCTORS WANT TO DO IS CUT ME UP. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. I TOOK THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND MY PERIOD CAME DOWN WORSE THAN BEFORE AND LASTED LONGER MAYBE I DID NOT TAKE THE RIGHT DOSAGE SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW MUCH I AM SUPPOSE TO TAKE AND HOW MUCH WATER. THANKS LADY D"Replies
09/06/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi Lady D -
I am now 50 with no signs of menopause. I have had fibroids and ovarian cysts (off and on, mostly on) for about 20 years. They are SO MUCH better now. I take ACV daily when I have my period, and just once in a while the rest of the month now.
(One oz ACV mixed with 1/2 tsp baking soda, when it stops bubbling add 14 oz water and 2 oz orange juice for taste killing properties. ;)
Taken during my period it about cuts my heavy (and I mean HEAVY) bleeding in HALF. I am not even kidding. If it is mind over matter, that is one hell of a suceptable mind I have. lol.
I am writing to say that if you seem to not tolerate the ACV - as not everyone does for some reason - I would suggest you start taking 1 tablespoon of (UNSULPHERED) Blackstrap Molassas every day. I take mine in my coffee. Since I started taking it daily I have backed off of the ACV daily - as it has made me feel darned, darned GOOD, and also seems to have taken away the heavy bleeding as well. It is full of minerals and it is amazing stuff. Lots to read about the benefits of BSM here on Earth Clinic and on the web re menstrual issues!
I buy mine on the baking isle at the grocery store. At first I wasn't terribly fond of the flavor, but now my coffee just wouldn't taste right without it!
Best wishes of good health to you - I feel for you. ~Carly"
12/07/2011: Kathleen from Charlotte, Nc Usa replies: "In my own research for this problem or cysts I have used ACV now as a regular part of my life. (btw put it straight on a bu bite and itch/swelling gone w/in minutes). Aloe Vera Juice is also a regular in my regimin. People, just add a few drops of stevia to either for better taste or a juice like Cran/Rasberry something non citrus.
I have read that Myrrh has been used for years with female issues successfully and helps colds etc. Just google 'Myrrh fibroids'. I also read many testamonies about a product online Fibrovan which the main ingredient is Nannokinasse (great for the heart too).
Biggest issue with Fibroids is associated with Stress, Fear, Unforgiveness. I'm a Chiristian so I use the Bible and prayer for the above. My life recently had a series of stresses that I know are the root of my issue. We must deal with the root causes for complete healing. I read about a woman who fought w/ her ex constantly, then left for an extended vacation in another country (6 months I think), she went to the Dr and her Fibroids were gone, she returned to the USA and more fighting with her ex and the fibroids returned.
I learned about Myrrh benefits and others at www.herballegacy.com Yellow Dock is also beneficial according to Dr Christopher's experience. Just do a search there for Fibroid. Cleanse your body and start with your colon first since everything is eliminated through it. I've also read good things on using progesterone (look for pure as some creams have parabens) Eliminate all Paraben creams/cleansers from your life. (see dr john lee's books/website). There is another website that shares about cleansing the reproductive organs and has kits available at http://natural-fertility-info.com/ even if you are not trying to get pregnant they have great products to keep your organs healthy.
Hope this helps and blesses someone! Be Well!!"
05/15/2012: Cap4luv from Bronx, Ny, United States replies: "I'm new to this site - but have been doing a bit of research on this subject, too. Will be adding ACV to my tool-kit toward a healthy fibroid free ME! Thanx! :-)"
04/30/2013: Mariela from San Jose, California replies: "Thank you Kathleen from Charlotte! I agree with you, peace and God."
[YEA] 08/16/2011: Shake44 from Marrero, Louisiana, United States: "I've Fibroids too, heavy did normal periods this month. I was crying last night because I went to the bathroom and its still here and yesterday was my 8 day. I got up out of bed and by the Gods will found this site. When I read about acv, I said to myself no this is not that easy. So i got from the computer went into the kitchen 2tsp of acv. 2 hours past light. While, this is real 6 hours past gone, I have a gas problem I also notice that the Apple Cider Vinegar help me on that too. Thanks"
04/26/2011: Patty from Miami, Florida: "will Apple Cider Vinegar tablets work the same? I can't deal with the taste it makes me gag. If so, would anyone know how many miligrams?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 12/31/2010: Starmaker from Saskatoon, Sk, Canada: "I have tried to submit this a couple of times. I'm not sure if I have been successful or not. Will try one more time. I don't as a rule respond to online testimonials. However, I am very aware that the ACV I have been consuming the past couple months is worthy of a serious mention here. I suffer with uterine fibroids. And at 46 yrs old, the doctor wanted to apply watchful waiting to see if they would start to shrink once menopause hit me. My mom didn't go into menopause til her mid 50's so I was not about to wait that long for relief. Besides, the pain, flooding, fatigue, clots and not being able to leave my toilet has been getting progressively worse over the past couple years. I'm a lead singer in a rock band and I can recall recent gigs that I did where I was bleeding so heavy, I had to wear a flippin bladder pad (and black clothes) to simply get through an hrs worth of performing before our set break when I could run to the can and fix things up for another hour. Very embarrasing. But there have been even more embarrasing moments let me tell you. (sad face)
I first read about apple cider vinegar on this site, and if it weren't for the many many believable testimonials, I probably would have laughed it off. But after taking this miracle juice for the past 2 months. I feel I really have to contribute my story. I always believed most testimonials were crap that were written by fakers trying to sell their product. However, there is nothing anyone can gain here except relief from the shared knowledge. So I am happy to add my story. Hope it helps one or more of you.
My fibroids which the doc claimed were few and very small (and shouldn't be causing me any distress) made my life a living hell. Periods were 5 to 7 days of gushing blood and clots. Clots so big I swore I was miscarrying. I had many days each month where I sat on the toilet with my laptop. Afraid to even get up. If I did, I gave birth to another huge painful to pass clot. My breasts were always sore a week before my period, during and sometimes after for a couple days. I blew threw maxi pads in less than an hr, and the pain and fatigue was terrible. Sex and penetration was also becoming very painful. I started taking regular Heinz store brand ACV 2 months ago. I will go to the health food store and pick up some higher end stuff now that I know it works well for me.
The first thing I noticed on month 1 was zero PMS, my period literally snuck up on me. No breast swelling or tenderness the whole period. Wha? I'll take it! Period was what I would deem as normal. It has been so many years since having a normal period, I almost didn't recognize it. I passed 1 small clot and barely even noticed. Period slowed by day 4 and by then I was no longer wearing any sanitary protection. Wow... Just Wow! Pain was manageable. Still took a couple advil once or twice during the heavier period days. But used to take 10 advil a day for 7 days. What a difference! The biggest shock was the absence of the gushing. Sorry TMI but no way to really explain this properly without being frank. Seriously... Gushing was gone. Clotting all but gone. That cycle, I did a stage show with my band and wore a WHITE dress. Haha never would have been that brave before. Waited another month to see if I was just as fortunate before posting my findings here. Happy Happy happy to report that I just finished another period that was as easy and managable as last months. Oh happy day! Again one very small clot. No gushing. I am taking 2 tbsp of ACV twice a day in a bottle of water which I drink down fast a few mins before meals. I was also surprised and thrilled to note that the last 20 lbs that I have been struggling to lose (I am a zero to low carber) have been coming off since taking ACV. Seems as if water weight is the first to go. I'll take that thank you very much!! Lol
I don't know if the ACV is shrinking my fibroids so soon. I hope it is. And will ask for an ultrasound sometime this next year to see whats happening with them. But what I do know for sure. Is the pain, distress, and emotional upheaval I experienced with each and every period for the past 7 years is now all but gone away. I would have tried the Black strap molasses, but when I read the carton how many carbs and calories are in there... Ummm nope, not for this kid!
I hope someone out there who is a skeptic like me, reads this, and gives it a whirl. What do you have to lose anyway? I was slowly losing my mind and my sex life before this. Should mention that the pain from sex hasn't yet gone away, but it is less noticeable. I suspect the fibroids are pressing on my cervix, bladder and intestines. Thanks for reading my lil story. Sammy"Replies
08/03/2011: Angie from Newnan, Ga replies: "Dear Sammy, I am with you, I have the same symtoms. I started a detox program and going to start with the ACV I have heard great things about it. For sure will post on my experience.
I am Angie we can keep in touch at angiemaillo(at)bellsouth.net"
10/17/2011: Debbie from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid the size of a plum about a month ago. I started with Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tbsp twice a day) about 3 weeks ago. Plus, I included some herbs that are good for softening fibrous tissue and scar tissue (Arnica), Lugol's Iodine and Milk Thistle for my liver which is supposed to have been impacted somehow (not really surehow, just thought it would be good to add this). I also use Vitamin E, digestive enzymes (which is supposed to break up the tough fibrin outer layer of the fibroid). The Lugol's Iodine is supposed to be good for fibrocystic breast disease (of which I have been diagnosed and had 3 lumps removed over the years) and ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids as well. I should mention that within a week after I started the ACV and BSM (I also used 1 tsp of baking soda with this which essentially detoxed the hell out of me! Did that the first week and then ran out of baking soda so I just continued with the ACV and BSM), then got my period. I was pleasantly surprised when my period came w/o the usual extremely tender breasts, pre-cramping and first two heavy days of bleeding. In fact, during the whole cycle, I probably used maybe 7 pads and 5 or 6 tampons, this includes nights which were more problematic and nerve-wracking. My energy level is up, and in a related development, my seasonal allergies are even gone! Amazing! As you can see, I've been doing a lot and just a few days ago started having some steadily increasing spotting. It's not time for my period again yet so I don't think that's what's happening. I'm hoping that this is a result of the fibroid breaking up and coming out of me??? I don't know but I wanted to see if anyone else had similar experiences. I hope that some of you had success with your situations. I have an ultrasound scheduled for October 31 so I'm trying to hang in there until I get results. Hopefully they'll say the fibroid has either shrunk significantly or it's just gone. Praying for the latter! The last time I had a fibroid was 2 years ago and I had a Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), not a bad procedure, just don't want to have to do it again b/c it left me with medical bills even though I have insurance. I will post the results of my ultrasound in a couple weeks and hopefully good news too!"
10/18/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Debbie, I have read where the use of caffeine is contraindicated in the fibrous condition which you have, as it strongly agonizes the production of Fibrin."
11/21/2011: Camy from Jersey City, New Jersey replies: "Hello, I'm doing practically the same thing than you with small variations; I got a fibroid of about 10cmx8cm. It's really big and scared me a lot. My doctor said that was the size of a newborn's head.
I have no kids and I'd really like to have at least one. I'm trying the natural option first if no signs of shrinking are showed I will go for the surgery.
I started with the ACV and BSM like 5 months ago, and I don't really know if my fibroid has shrunk but for sure my symptoms now are less notorious. My sexual life improved a lot, before was very painful and I didn't enjoy being with my husband because of the pain. Since I started with the treatment I have no more pain.
My belly was hard like a rock but now little by little you can notice how is getting softer and I can bottom my jeans without worrying about the pain.
I will have to visit my doctor to check how my fibroid is going, but I thing is too early to notice significant changes. I will continue with the treatment for another 2 months before going for a check out.
My treatment includes:
*ACV (morning), BSM (morning), TRIVINOL (has a complete supplement of enzymes, Amanu & Llanten (once a day), Magnesium (to eliminate the calcium in the fibroid), Vitamin E, ACV Tablets (afternoon), BSM Tablets (afternoon)."
10/18/2012: Jojo from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Hi Camy from Jersey City, I was wondering if you ever found out if your regemine helped to shrink your fibroids? Thanks, J-"
08/27/2010: Maylin from Tampa, Fl : "Dear Fibroid Sisters:
Please email me soon, as I am in desperate times with my doctor. She is wanting me to do surgery since my fibroid has grown fm 9cm to 13 cm in the past couple years. Please eamil if your fibroid is at 9cm or bigger and you had good results w/proof that you did go to get an mri done and your fibroid has shrunk after taking ACV with any other stuffs. Or if you done something else naturally to shrink your fibroids. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What size was your fibroid before it shrunk? What size it is now? how long did it take to shrink to the size it is? What are you eating? Is it all organic foods?
HOW ABOUT PLASTICS? Anyone can email me on this subject as well. I know I keep hearing and seeing to not use plastic. That would be crazy.... Everything is in plastic. Meats wrapped in plastic. Fruits and produce wrapped in plastic. I have plastic food containers I used all my life.... So I have to go and get all GLASSWARE to store all foods now? I even email Zephyrhills water and they said the plastic bottle they use are safe to drink from. Its just so much info to take in and so much plastic around us. Creams. Lotions are in plastic. The dish holder is plastic where I put my dishes after washing them. The shampoo bottles are plastic.... So even the organic products are in plastic containers.... So I don't know what it means to NOT USE PLASTIC?
I know not to microwave my foods in plastic for sure. I try to drink out of glass. Email me if you have answers on PLASTIC usage. But mainly.... Please email me on uterine fibroids. Let me know how you shrunk yours. I so appreciate your time and I can't express how upset/depressed it has caused me on this subject. Please help. Email me at
Thank you so much, Maylin"
[YEA] 11/10/2009: Cathy013 from Monroe, Louisiana, USA: "I suffered from VERY heavy bleeding and was diagnosed with uterine polyps and possible fibroids. First was told hysterectomy; I didn't want this so I was prescribed a hormone; made the cramping, etc., WORSE; a year later I had more tests - same problem, heavy bleeding & cramping - the tests (such as saline ultrasound) were so UNCOMFORTABLE and no relief, still recommended surgery which I really didn't feel comfortable about. I searched "natural remedies for fibroids, heavy bleeding, etc." and found this site. Tried ACV and black strap molasses first (1 dose of the molasses-could NOT handle that!); then tried the ACV with baking soda (2 TBSP natural ACV from health food store and 1/2 to 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 8 oz water once daily has worked for me). I started this in August; it is now November and I feel SO MUCH BETTER! It is unbelievable - very little bleeding at regular cycle time - little to no cramping; and I was in misery before-periods lasted for weeks and would only stop for a few days and then start again. I no longer have that problem-haven't since I started the ACV & baking soda in August. It WORKS!"Replies
[YEA] 12/17/2009: Sarah from Chapel Hill, Ncc replies: "I started taking ACV about a month ago for fibroid relief and I noticed a significant, positive change in my heavy flow and cramping. For the last year or so, I would have to remain inside and well medicated for the first few days of my cycle. I even had a recent, 3-day hospital stay in October for severe anemia, due to blood loss and received a blood transfusion during that time. It was a scary ordeal. In November, after trying ACV, I noticed my cramping had subsided and my flow was lighter. The first two days were still a little heavy, but I could visit my family during Thanksgiving and enjoy the holidays without any "accidents". I'm still taking it and can't wait to see how this month goes!"
12/29/2009: Yoli0226 from Durham, Nc replies: "Sarah-how long did it take for you to notice a change?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 01/05/2010: Sarah from Chapel Hill, Nc replies: "I was admitted into the hospital in Oct. for excessive bleeding after fainting in the shower. I found this website the following week. I began drinking a shot-glass of apple cidar vinegar daily immediately. I also ordered the blackstrap molasses tablets, which I've been taking daily for 2 months. So I would say I started seeing positive results during my Nov. and Dec. menstral cycles. I just received my shipment of ACV tablets. Good Luck!"
07/23/2011: Poetess from Irvine, Usa replies: "Thanks everyone for great input regarding Fibroids. Since most of us are in the dark & trying to avoid surgeries with massive fibroids [10cm ].. I have a SERIOUS PLEA for every woman posting here. It's great to hear that your "symptoms" have eased up a bit or a lot BUT what would really be helpful to all of us here would be an organized & measured report of your progress, starting with:
1. The size of your [biggest] Fibroid initially
2. Remedies you followed with measurements
3. Proof of "size reduction" with the latest size from your latest ultrasound > for this you may have to REVISIT the site and update us. Please take a bit of pain so the rest of us can have a calming assurance that Yes.. Indeed.. the SIZE CAN SHRINK TOO ..
NOW SOME TIPS:
1. After consulting numerous doctors, a few surprised me with the fact that the menstrual pain/cramps are actually due to Anemia & prolonged blood depletion instead of the Fibroids themselves. So don't just treat your Fibroids, but also take Iron Supplements such as pills and spirulina powder [mixed in carrot or apple juice]. Do not just depend on BSM if you have severe Anemia, get your #s checked. It turns out, the more anemic you are, the more you will bleed. YIIKEESS!!! Its a cycle. My fibroid is still there.. but I've seen the miracle of treating Anemia with 90% pain reduction! And reduced bleeding as well! It will take you 1 or 2 months to see dramatic results! :) Just STICK to the regimen.
2. Many women here have complained of constipation etc due to IRON pills. Did you know that there are Iron pills in health food stores that are made of whole foods & are vegetarian and hence more absorbable and not upsetting your stomach at all! Try them before giving up. But add some spirulina or BSM to this. If you are severely anemic, take 2 to 3 pills a day for a few months. Then taper down to 1, for maintenance. Do get blood work done to see your requirements.
3. Many women here have also complained of ACV's taste and I had the same issue. But reading its wonders, I had to come up with a way, and I did! Its the most delicious concoction/cocktail ever. Instead of taking ACV straight or mixing it up in water, I am mixing 2tbs in Lychee Juice with 1/4 tsp Baking Soda. You can use apple juice or use any sweet juice to counter it's sourness. You will be addicted to this delicious drink.
4. Rinse your mouth right after as ACV could be bad for teeth enamel.
5. Other women have complained of BSM's strong taste. The best way to take it is to add it to some hot water and enjoy it like tea. Others here have drizzled it on ice cream too! So don't give up. Be creative. Don't mix it up with your coffee or tea as Caffeine tends to feed fibroids! That's what I've heard.
6. Additionally, you could take DIM supplment to balance fibroid-causing Estrogen
Again .. I wonder if one should just sit back & relax just because the symptoms have disappeared. Your fibroid could still be there or growing! So do go for a 2nd scan and definitely report your findings here specially the SIZE-CHANGES or Shrinkage! This is the only site where we can truly trust the testimonials. So please ladies, keep us updated with your measurements! Don't abandon us once your symptoms subside. Keep us posted. THANKS - poetess "
08/05/2011: Tania from Houston, Texas replies: "Hello, I am so glad I found this forum!
i am due to have a massive exploratory abdominal laporotomy in the next few weeks which may end up in a hysterectomy which I am trying to avoid.
i just got married in may and have never had children. I am an older bride, but I still want to try for a family if at all possible.
my chances of coming out with my uterus after surgery are next to nothing, so I am anxious to try any means to keep my fertility intact.
1. I have 3 to 4 fibroids, the largest is 30 cm and my belly is swollen[watermelon size]
and the others ares softball to melon size.
2. I am beginning a regime of the Apple Cider Vinegar baking soda. Going to try aas many times a day as I can
with 2 times a day being my standard time
3. I will keep you posted on if there are any changes.
i also did an olive oil and pineapple cleanse last night, and that really wiped my insides out.
feel free to give me any specific advice or recipes. Thank you!!"
04/12/2012: Saphire from White Plains, Ny, Usa replies: "Tania, Just curious to know if you had any shrinkage of fibroids since taking Apple Cider Vinegar in nov 2011? I just started taking Apple Cider Vinegar a week ago. Today my period started and over 7hours and still haven't change a pad... Just spotting. Hoping this will continue. Would like some feedback on possible shrinkage or fibroids be gone.
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 07/28/2009: Steff from St Thomas, USVI: "Hi, I have been diagnose with Fibroids, I had a myectomy before. I was looking forward to having more kids, I have two boys, my husband has none so I wanted at least one with him. Over the last three years my cycle got so bad that I was bleeding for two weeks straight. Then I would go to the Dr. to get pills to stop the bleeding. Then over the last couple years my cycle started becoming irregular, the clots were heavier and more painful. I started really praying that God would shot the mouths of the fibroids so that they would shrink. When my cycle stopped for a month or two I would go back to the Dr. to get pills to make it come again. But recently, I noticed that I have lost some weight, got more energy and the itching stopped, well, I have been drinking ACV every morning to start my day before working out and now I have gone from heavy periods to no bleeding. I'm concern about that and wondering if the ACV could stop one's cycle. I feel great. I don't have pain and large clots, my energy is up, my weight is coming off, the varginal itch has stopped; these are great things but I wanted more kid(s) and I'm in my early 40's and concern. Any ideas or comments or suggestions. I'm curious as to my next sonogram which is scheduled for next month. So will ACV stop or slow down cycle?"Replies
08/07/2009: Ikhlas from Montreal, Quebec replies: "This is my answere to STEFF from ST.THOMAS. I experienced the same problem, what i did, i stopped having the acv one day before my cycle,and also during my cycle.And then i continue using it again and, every thing goes normally. The measurements is 2tbs disolved in 1 cup of water three times a day. GOOD LUCK."
10/07/2012: Elaine from Sligo, Ireland replies: "Hi Steff, I'm just curious about the vaginal itching that you mentioned you had because I also have it for a long time. Is it associated with fibroids as I also have a large one? You are the only one that has mentioned itching here so I would so appreciate if you could reply back. Many thanks, Elaine"