Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- Correcting Potassium and Sodium Ratio
- 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
- Green Tea
- Linoleic Acid
- Lugol's Iodine
- Lugol's Iodine Enemas
- Maca, Essiac Tea
- Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Multiple Remedies
- Nutrition and Herbs
- Progesterone, Soy Isoflavones
- Remedies Needed
- Stop the Microwave
- Tanya's Fibroid Remedies
- Ted's Remedies
- Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback
- Water and Air
Last Modified on Apr 19, 2014<< Continued from page 2
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chasteberry
05/27/2010: Philippa from Germany: "Fibroids and Cysts
Due to a 6 cm intramural fibroid (diagnosed 18 months ago at 3,8 cm), I had been suffering terribly from heavy bleeding, debilitating cramps and breakthrough bleeding for over 15 months. On the 2nd day of my cycle, I would have to use 3 super plus tampons plus pads every hour for a 10 - 20 hour period of time. This was accompanied by such terrible pain that I couldn't walk without bending over. I would take 400 mg ibuprofen every 4 hours over a 24 hour time span, but still suffer tremendous pain. My periods would last between 7 and 10 days, though the bleeding was typically light after the 5th or 6th day. More often than not, I would then have bleeding or spotting between periods. As my cycles are relatively short (23 - 26 days), the breakthrough bleeding was obviously quite distressing to deal with.
Two and half months ago, I started drinking ACV twice a day with baking soda and water (1 tbsp ACV, 1/4 tsp BS, 300 ml water). Since then, I have not had any breakthrough bleeding. My periods, except for this last one, were so light that I didn't even use tampons. I rarely soak a pad within 3 - 4 hours and can sleep for 8 hours at a time each night! My periods now last approximately 5 days, with very little bleeding after that time. I still control the pain with ibuprofen, but it is no longer debilitating. I have been able to increase the dosage interval to every 6 hours within one 24 hour period, thereby reducing my ibuprofen intake to 1600 vs 2400 mg per cycle. I was also diagnosed with an ovarian cyst (3.5 cm) that might likely be a chocolate cyst. I had occasional sharp pains coming from my ovaries before starting the ACV, but haven't had any such pains in the last 7 weeks. This, however, could be due to the daily dosage of chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus -hard capsule 4 mg dried extract) which I have been taking for the last 5 weeks. I don't yet know whether the fibroid and/or the cyst have reduced in size, but I am feeling tremendously better -much healthier, less tired and run down. Also, I used to feel very depressed prior to my periods, but rarely feel this sadness anymore. I rode a rollercoaster of emotions, but this has stablised considerably. I feel happy and balanced most of the time, even the day or two before my period begins. I'll report back after my next ultrasound."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 10/24/2010: Philippa from Frankfurt, Germany replies: "Six months after my last diagnosis, I am relieved to report that an MRI shows that the fibroid and cyst have not increased in size. In fact, both appeared somewhat (2 - 3 mm) smaller since the last MRI in April 2010. I have had some setbacks with occasional break-through bleeding and heavy bleeding during one period, but I've noticed that omission of ACV and BSM, coupled with stress and bad diet (dairy, meat), contribute greatly to these relapses. Shepherd's purse works miraculously to stop intermittent bleeding in its tracks and decrease the flow of heavy bleeding.
The last 6 months have been an eye-opener for me. I've realised that a good diet is essential to keeping the symptoms at bay. I try to consume raw vegetables as often as possible, either in the form of smoothies and/or cut up in small portions (mainly from the cruciferous family) as snacks. My cycles have averaged 24 days -sometimes as long as 26 days, once as short as 22 days, and the duration is usually only 5 days. Heavy bleeding and cramps are typically limited to 24 hours. It would be nice to increase cycle length to 26 days or more. Any suggestions are appreciated. I have been able to combat my anaemia (confirmed with complete blood tests) with BSM, almost entirely. After 2 years of daily iron supplementation, I now use supplements (1/day) only during the 5 days of my period."
10/27/2011: Laura from Canyon Country, California replies: "I have just been taking Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses for 10 days and my period has fluctuated from spotting to a few clots here and there and pain sometimes I'm confused. Should this be happening and how long must I take Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses before I see results? My doctor says there is no such thing as a remedy for fibroids that the only option is surgery. I'm scared to do that because I have little children that need me 24/7."
10/28/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Laura, try using ONLY the Blackstrap Molasses for a bit and see it that might be the answer."
11/01/2011: Agirl from Chicago, Illinois replies: "Anyone have any success stories of their fibroid tumors shrinking in size from drinking ACV?"
11/17/2011: Nyl Jane from Florida, Us replies: "I used to have fibroids before (july 2009) and even had dcn when I saw this site and try (march 2010). Yes! Definitely I've been drinking Apple Cider Vinegar w/d molasses n baking soda till then and I'm now free of fibroids. Just have faith and be consistent in drinking. You'll get a fantastic result... Cheers! God bless!"
02/27/2012: Bkelley from Carthage, Tx replies: "I do not have insurance and that makes it really hard to get a Dr to help you. Well on top of no insurance I'm also very obese so every time I do complain to a Dr all I get told is "lose weight and it will get better. " Well, I've tried losing weight and I am working on that but it's very slow. Anyways, for the last yr and a half I have been bleeding. This bleeding is very random, sometimes it is a 24hr thing and other times I may bleed only an hour a day. If I don't take 2 or 3 advil every night I usually get woke up with killer cramps that usually require me to hurry up and take some advil and get in a hot bath, then I just wait for the horrible bleeding to start, and don't get me started on the clots. But, my point is, this is an everyday thing for the last 2yrs.
I found this site and decided I would try the apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Oh my, I started this 2 weeks ago, and after 3 days I stopped bleeding. I haven't gotten to the point that I would have a regular period yet but I feel like it might be normal. Just to have these last 2 weeks and not cramp or bleed has been a blessing."
03/17/2012: Ginny from Jamaica, New York replies: "Do I have to wait for my period to start before I start taking ACV or can I start using it before my period starts?"
04/14/2012: Abby from Selangor, Malaysia replies: "For Lady who have FIBROID / NON-STOP BLEEDING, I'm not sure if this can cured but it works for me. Earlier, I had non-stop period. So, I went for check-up and the doctor said that I've fibroid. But unfortunately, he said there is no medicine to cure or to stop my bleeding. So, I have searched through a lot of articles and found one that stated anti-inflammatory tea can work for fibroid. So coincidence, I have a tea in which my mother gave it to me. I looked through the box and saw the word 'anti-inflammatory'. So, I took the tea and the period/bleeding had stopped. After that, my period turned normal. The tea name is 'CAT'S WHISKERS TEA'. Maybe you can try and see if this can cure your fibroid or avoid from getting more."
05/19/2012: Philippa from Frankfurt, Germany replies: "25 months after my first MRI, my third scan has shown very little growth (1/2 cm) in my submucous fibroid. I have changed my diet considerably and take many vitamin, mineral and homeopathic/plant based supplements to strengthen my body and diminish the debilitating symptoms.
In addition to drinking ACV (2 tbsp w/baking soda water), unsulphured blackstrap molasses (heaping tbsp mixed with hot water), taking vitex agnus castus (chasteberry) capsules (4mg/day), iron, zinc (12 hours after iron intake), folic acid, magnesium, vitamin B complex, vitamin C (with the iron), omega 3 fish oil capsules and shepherd's purse tincture (to stop spotting and reduce bleeding during periods), I have eliminated all meat and restricted consumption of coffee, chocolate, dairy and alcohol to exceptional occasions.
My cycles are still 23 - 26 days, but if I stray from the diet, my symptoms return/worsen, sometimes within hours: e. G. , coffee and chocolate can cause breakthrough bleeding and worsen cramping during periods; skipping several days of ACV causes irregular cycles; stopping blackstrap molasses contributes to my anaemia; not eating enough fruits and raw vegetables cause periods to be more painful and bleeding to be profuse (carrots, beets, sweet potatoes are especially helpful at reducing bleeding); omitting zinc supplements 4 - 6 days before the start of menstruation causes painful cramps.
It is not always a joy to omit so many foods and learn to eat healthier, but since changing my diet to include more fish, tofu, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, cruciferous vegetables, fruits, nuts, sprouts, rice milk and wheatgrass, my fibroid has stabilised and my symptoms are nothing like they were when I was first diagnosed almost 4 years ago. At that time, the fibroid was almost 3 cm smaller, yet the pain and bleeding were debilitating.
Exercise is also very important. I try to run 3 - 4 times a week (5 - 8 km) and ski, swim, cycle weather permitting.
It is possible to live with fibroids, but it requires discipline and determination. I find it difficult to always stick to my diet, including my cocktail of vitamins, minerals and homeopathic supplements, but the rewards are worth it."
[YEA] 04/06/2014: Philippa from Germany replies: "After almost 4 years, I'm signing in again to report that my fibroid is gone! Actually, it was a long and painful road, but something caused it to go from being a submucosal fibroid (it had also been diagnosed as being intramural) to "a fibroid in statu nascendi".
A few months ago, after having 6 osteopath treatments over a period of approximately 3 months, I experienced horrible pains 2 days after my period started. It was just like giving birth and lasted hours. I had no idea what was happening and after the (extreme) pain subsided, I fell asleep exhausted only to awake with a huge mass descending into my vaginal canal. I thought that I had experienced a bladder, bowel or uterus prolapse and spent the next couple of weeks visiting doctors searching for answers. My GP referred me to a gynecologist who informed me that my uterus had prolapsed and that I would need a complete hysterectomy, including removal of my cervix! The second gynecologist tried to make me believe that the the prolapsed mass was a huge cancerous tumour. It was clear, however, from the ultrasound that none of my organs had prolapsed and that the huge mass, at least in my opinion, must have been the fibroid. Neither of these doctors would confirm that it was the fibroid and so I went searching for yet another opinion. I was finally able to get a 3rd diagnosis at a renowned teaching hospital, where it was confirmed that I had a "fibroid in statu nascendi" and was quickly scheduled for an outpatient hysteroscopic surgery. The fibroid had somehow broken out of the wall of my uterus and the pain that I had experienced during my last period was actually my body giving birth to it. The surgery was performed without any complications and the recovery was a breeze. I didn't even need any pain killers after waking up from the surgery or in the days that followed.
What caused this enucleation, I am not sure. Diet (non-meat, low dairy, lots of fruit & vegetables) and exercise (running) certainly made a difference with regard to reducing symptoms and slowing growth. The other important thing that I believe aided my recovery was the osteopath. Osteopathic manipulations were performed to ensure that my body was properly aligned, with a special focus on my uterus, liver, bladder, bowels, etc. My uterus was found to be located too much to the right and with very gentle manipulations, it was recentered. Soon after that, my fibroid pushed out of the walls and prolapsed, hanging by a stem from the uterine wall.
Months later, I am feeling better than ever. It is like having a new life. No painful periods, no excessive bleading, no anaemia. In fact, I haven't taken any ibuprofen or iron since before the surgery. I sometimes slip from eating a healthy diet and must constantly remind myself to stick to it and exercise regularly. It is key. I started seeing the osteopath again to ensure that everything stays aligned. My last gynecological examination showed a healthy uterus and ovaries."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Blackstrap Molasses Dietary Changes
[YEA] 07/04/2012: Amanda from Franklin, Indiana: "Hi Ladies, I am 51 and have had severe problems with my cycles for about 5 years. Every year I mentioned to my doctor that my periods where heavy, painful and clotty, I felt pressure on my bladder and in my rectal area. Finally after my last check up on 5/16/2012 she sent me for an ultra sound which I had on 6/14/2012. I have a fibroid tumor the size of an egg in the top of my uterus and 2 small cysts in my pelvic area. She recommended surgery. I felt that was a drastic approach to my problem.
I believe in natural cures and I am so thankful I found this site. I started on _____s ACV with the mother 1 Tbs with 1/4 tsp Aluminum free Baking soda in warm water 2 times a day. I also have been taking Tree of Life Unsulpured Blackstrap Molasses 1Tbs in 6 oz of organic goats milk 2 times a day. I stopped all red meats, wheat, caffeine, sugar. I now am eating a diet full of organic veg and fruits, organic chicken, fish and nuts. Within 2 days I noticed my energy had increased. By day 7 I noticed the tenderness associated with the cysts had lessened dramatically. By day 10 the pressure on my bladder and rectum have abated. I no longer have to wear a pad for fear of leaking. I can still feel the tumor when I lay down, but it feels smaller and not as sore. I have not had my menstrual cycle. It is about 3 days late. I am so anxious to see if it is normal again. I got an unexpected surprise. My hair has starting turning from grey/ white back to the brunette it was 15 years ago. Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and giving me hope. Thanks to Earth Clinic without this site. I may have had a surgery I felt was unnecessary!"Replies
07/16/2012: Amanda from Franklin, Indiana, United States replies: "Hi everyone, I wanted to give you an update. It has been a month since I started the ACV, BS and BSM. I did my self check today and am pleased to announce that the cervical cyst that I have had since I was 16 is gone!!!! It was the size of a pea and never gave me problems. I can no longer feel the 2 in my abdomen, so I am going to assume they are still there but have shrunk due to my new diet regimen. My fibroid unfortunately is still there, but is smaller, and not as painful. I still have not had a menstrual cycle. I am not sure if this is due to the location of the fibroid or due to eliminating everything from my diet that acts like estrogen in the body. I feel like I am back in menopause again. Hot flashes and sleepiness mostly. If anyone has a cure for these I would love to hear about them.
My energy level is so much better. I have started doing yoga 3x's a week and have lost 12 pounds. My arthritis has improved greatly. I am no longer so sore in the morning that I can't move when I get out of bed.
I have read that many people are having a hard time adjusting to the taste of ACV and BS. I have found the easiest way to take the ACV and BS is in 8 oz of water and add 1TBS of honey. I think it takes like apple juice and is much more palatable.
I will update again in a month and let you know how I am doing. Good luck to you all."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Molasses
04/29/2013: Fungirl from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: "Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Baking Soda:
Pls at what time can one be using the above to shrink fibroid? Is it during menses or all through the month, putting in mind that one wants to get pregnant?"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/08/2011: Maria from San Diego, Ca Usa : "I am taking the apple cider vinegar, baking soda and black strap molasses for uterine fibroids, a recipe that I got at this wonderful website, and it is definitely working. Except for one thing, I am getting little bumps on my face, which I never had before and I was wondering which one of the ingredients is giving me this side effects. Has anyone out there have had this experience?"Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/14/2011: Rg1010 from Norwalk, Ct, Usa replies: "hello there!!!! I've been reading and reading and reading all your posts on this thread for exactly 6 days now. I was wondering if I should tell you my story... At first I decided not to, but then... Well... all of your stories have helped me so much in the past week that I realized that maybe mine will help someone else as well.
So here we go.
I've had fibrosis 10 years ago when I was only 20. I had 3 of them, inside my uterus (sorry, don't know the exact term in english for it) I don't remember the exact size but all together they were almost 500gr.
my condition was very serious, because I had extremely bad anemia (7gm/dl on the last exame they did before I started treatment for it.)
15 days after they found out I had a surgery. My sweet sweet doctor was actually an angel sent from God to help me out, and although the surgery was long and hard he was able to take all of them out and keep my uterus intact. My mom always mentioned to everybody how he talked to me like a dad, and not like a doctor! Well, that was sort of what I needed I guess since I cried every day, every hour during those 15 days. the only time he saw me NOT crying was when he came to see me after the surgery.
the bad news were that the fibroids could come back.
Well... I am pretty certain they did. I haven't gone to the doctors yet because I am recently without health insurance. =( it's always like that right??? something always happens when you don't have it.
but around 7 months ago I noticed how my period flow increased a lot. And also cramps, really painful cramps, and lots of bloating. Around 4 months ago I noticed that the right side of the lower part of my stomach (right by the edge of my scar, of all places) feels a little "harder". That was basically the confirmation I needed. That little Bas*$%ard is back!
I've been considering my options as doctors go and my cousin had a procedure to "remove" hers without surgery in Brazil. I don't want to alarm my family back there, so I've been researching options like that online and trying to find a clinic in my area.
some months things seem to be ok. Not so much pain, not so much bleeding. (more than it was before but still) I'm taking iron supplements to keep the anemia at bay (although I crave ice and cherry tomatoes like crazy) but things have been ok. Just going through WAY more pads, and going crazy with that fear that I'm gonna leak in public (which I have a few times in the past months)
cramps started now a week before my period. Pretty bad ones, and sometimes icant even touch my stomach, can you imagine wearing jeans???? it's very inconvinient and all I want to do is stay home. But I can't =(
i am very regular, can't complain about that... and when I finally get my period cramps get soooo much worse, sometimes it feels like someone stuck a knife on me and is twisting it =(
i have to take medication for pain every 3, 4 hours for a whole week, otherwise I can't function.
but last week, thrusday to be more exact... I woke up and I looked 6 months pregnant. I am not joking.
i am 5'2" and 100lbs. I was all belly. There is no way whatsoever that I could be pregnant so I wasn't really worried about that, but it was weird. I had a huge stomach, soooo sore, and extremely tender boobies. When I googled about it all I found was... "you are pregnant" Well... I know how babies are made, and... Uhmmm that's not happening on my side, sooo no I AM NOT!
so I thought maybe it could be the fibroids (although last time I had really bad anemia and cramps, I never had this bulge. Maybe I didn't notice because I was around 15, 20lbs heavier then (oh what a good mamma's food does to us!!! ) I don't know... so I started looking up about fibroids and found this site.
i got very excited reading all your posts. The good thing about natural remedies is... If you follow exactly the instructions, if it doesn't work, probably won't do any harm. I prefer natural stuff anyways because I hate doctors and medicine and stuff...
i read almost everything. I made sure I got the ingridients right!!! UNSULPHURED BSM... And I also went for the organic ACV with baking soda. Was very careful not to buy baking powder lol
i started with the whole thing that same day, while looking like a 6 month pregnant woman. I took 2tbsp of ACV with 1/4 tsp of baking soda on warm water, then 1tsp of BSM followed by a cup of water (sometimes I drink less than that cause I already pee like crazy... all this water will keep me in the bathroom the whole day.)
i took that around 7pm that night... And I couldn't believe when I woke up... I looked just 4 months pregnant! =P but the best part of it all... No pain. no pain at all.
i wondered if it was like a placebo effect. If after reading all these amazing stories if I was just letting my mind take charge... I don't know... but I kept doing it.
i can only take it 2x a day because it's a bit inpractical for me to carry all that stuff to work. But everyday I felt better, and my stomach was smaller. It's too bad it "grows" overnight but it takes a couple of days to go down!
but it's ok! I'll take anything!!!!
for the first time in my life I couldn't wait to get my period. I just wanted to see how it was... Since it started AGAIN the first day is already very heavy and painful. I can feel it coming full of clots. it's awful, and I know you all know that.
I've been taking this since last thrusdays and... Got my period today. No pain NONE AT ALL! And I didn't even notice until I went to pee. Also very very very very very little. I just changed pads because I always do anyways... but didn't really need to.
as I said I am extremly regular. In my whole life my period had just been late or early 2 times, and both because I was too nervous and excited. So the BSM and ACV didn't change that so far. I was getting it on the 14th!! And 14th it was!!!
i honestly can't believe it. This is amazing. I can't wait to see how next days are going to be... Hopefully will stay like that!
i hate the taste of those things, but like someone said here before, if it helps... I'll take, and smile and say YUMMMMM!
so much better than surgery. My surgery was extremely invasive... Just like a c-section, since the tumors were inside my uterus. the recuperation afterwards was extremely slow and because I work with kids the doctor didn't let me work for 6 months.
i cannot afford it this time.
so I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep taking this. I hope it shrinks the fibroids, but if it doesn't... I hope it keeps them from growing even more.
thank you so much for all your testimonials!!! Your shared experiences have been of much help and inspiration to me!!!"
07/30/2011: Lila from Austin, Texas replies: "Hi, I was happy to read your post. Do you need to take the ACV every day or just the days you have your period (to slow down the period)? Thanks..."
[YEA] 10/05/2010: Artistgirl from Detroit, Mi: "I came across this site three weeks ago and got excited about the apple cider vinegar and baking soda treatment for fibroids. The science made sense to me so I decided to give it a try. I have been using the ACV and BS three times a day for the past two weeks for fibroids. I have been plagued with flooding (heavy periods)that were ruining my life! I have had embarrassing accidents and have been diagnosed as anemic. I have been in the process of scheduling a uterine fibroid embolization procedure, but decided to try the natural way as I feel a little funny about having plastic injected into my body. I had been given the option of hysterectomy (NO, NO, NO! )which is why I chose UFE.
Anyway, I want you all to know THAT IT WORKS! My period started on Sunday, and for the first time in over twenty years it is light! I flooded for about six hours (this is my first period since starting the ACV-BS program) but when I took a teaspoonful of unsulphured molasses, it stopped within thirty minutes! Seriously, dead cold stopped! Normally I flood for TWO DAYS! My period is light and manageable; instead of six to eight sanitary napkins a day for two and a half days, I am down to three a day! My fibroids feel as though they have shrunk and after the third day on the program I could touch my toes without a stabbing pain on the left side of my pelvis. The heaviness eased after 4 days, the lower back pain eased up by 90% after 7 days, the upper shoulder/neck pain died after one day! I stayed home from school because I did not know if I would flood or not and didn't want to be in public in case I did, but it was all good and I don't feel so afraid to go out anymore!"Replies
[YEA] 11/03/2010: Artistgirl from Detroit, Mi replies: "Hello, I'm back again with an update! I am pleased to post that I have just come off my second period after finding the ACV and BSM thread on this site. Well, I have to say, I have good news! This month my period started with a light flow on the first day, no cramps, the second day was a little more intense with flooding for about four to five hours but I could handle it, then normal flow for the rest of the day, the third day was a normal day and the fourth day I was done! That's right, I have knocked one whole day off my period, it's shorter since I started the ACV/BSM.
Before, I would flood for TWO DAYS and my period lasted for five days. Last month, I flooded for about six hours but it was the first month after starting the ACV/BSM. This month I was pleasantly surprised that my period came right on, no spotting, no cramps and one day shorter! I can touch my toes now, before I would get a very bad dull stabbing pain whenever I bent from the waist, but now I don't so I can go back to yoga now. My lower abdomen has decreased by at least three inches. I believe castor oil packs have something to do with that. I'm a believer, ladies, don't let them cut on you, keep your parts! Tomorrow I have an appointment with my Gyn, I'll give you all an update on what he tells me when I come home.
ACV/BSM is the best thing you can do for yourself, ladies, try it and stick with it, it worked for me, it can work for you!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 12/05/2010: Artistgirl from Detroit, Mi replies: "I'm back to check in for month number 3: I have just had my third period since starting ACV, BSM and BS. Just like last month, I was on for only four days. I did flood for a few hours, but just like last month, I went back to normal later that day and everything went on swimmingly.
Here's why I think some ladies feel they do not have results and become discouraged: I think the reason I still flood, even for a little while, is because of multiple fibroids that are taking time to dissolve. I had a lot of little ones along with the big 2cm one I had, so even though a major amount of fibroids have dissolved, some are probably dissolving slower. But they ARE dissolving, so I plan to keep on with the ACV, BS and BSM. I also dropped diet cola, aspartame and high fructose corn syrup out of my diet. When I drink soda it is only soda made with cane sugar, not high fructose corn syrup because it aggravates fibroids. I have not seen my gyn yet, but will post when I do. Stick with it, ladies, it works. Be patient!! I expect to stop flooding period soon. I am losing weight and feeling much better about myself, so things are good. Good luck, ladies and keep the faith. This works, believe me!"
01/15/2011: Artistgirl from Detroit, Mi replies: "Hello, I'm back! This month I decided to try something a little different. In previous posts I have talked about the six hours of flooding I experience in spite of the vast improvement in the length and quantity of my period. I deduced that the real difference in my improvement had to do with BSM and its Magnesium content.
So I thought to myself, "Self, what if the answer is Magnesium?"I purchased a bottle of Magnesium Oxide tablets (regular plain old Mg) from the drugstore in 250 mg. Strength. I also purchased Zinc Gluconate (regular plain old Zn) in 50 mg. Tablets. I began to take the Magnesium tabs, one tab a day, two weeks before my period. Well, what do you know? NO FLOODING! I kid you not, I did not flood last month! I believe that Mg is the key.
I think that some women need a little more of the Mg than others when dealing with fibroids. I do not worry about overdoing the Mg because it is eliminated by the kidneys and one cannot overdose, so even though BSM supplies Mg, a little help from the drug store or health food aisle will not hurt! So, ladies, perhaps you should increase your intake of Magnesium to help cut that pesky lingering flooding, however temporary it may be. Get yourself some Zinc, too. It won't hurt.
Since ACV takes calcium away, you will find that the additional Mg will help shrink your fibroids faster. I have lost an additional two inches off my waist and lower abdomen since adding the Mg tabs, so there is definitely a bonus in it for you. I feel better about my figure coming back; up to this point I've looked several months pregnant and I feel good about my tummy flattening out. If this keeps up (and I think it will), I'll be back to normal by summer!
So, to recap: Try increasing your intake of Magnesium to combat lingering temporary flooding.
I will be back next month to report on my next period with the Magnesium tabs along with ACV and BSM and post results. I am so happy for Earthclinic, as I like to help people and I hope this helps you ladies out there get your life back and start living again! Stop being a prisoner once a month, come outside with the rest of us, we miss you!
Until next month!"
01/16/2011: Pat from Ohio replies: "I read your post about heavy periods. I currently started on myomin. Read about. Supposed to block estrogen and has good results."
[YEA] 05/25/2011: Artistgirl from Detroit, Mi replies: "Well, I'm back to report MY FLOODING HAS OFFICIALLY ENDED! In February I noticed my bladder capacity had increased. This told me that the fibroid lying on my bladder had either dissolved or was shrinking. Until then my bladder was not very large so I had to frequently urinate.
I continued with the Mg and Zn, but added Calcium with Vitamin D in March.
This month I once again experienced bladder capacity increase with the added bonus of no flooding. If you've been following me, my flooding went from two whole days down to half a day since December. Now, I don't flood anymore!
This month's period is the first period I have had in five years that I have not flooded. I HAD NORMAL FLOW ON ALL DAYS! I did not have to change pads every hour and a half, but was able to go for four hours without spillage or seepage on the heaviest day of my period before changing my pad.
Nothing leaked, my underwear was alright, I didn't have to change clothing, no accidents AT ALL!
Ladies, you have to stay with it. It is not an overnight thing. My biggest fibroid was 3 cm (2 inches) round. I had at least 12 fibroids of different sizes in my uterus. They wanted to hysterectormize me. I said NO. You must say NO, too!
I dreaded the summer because I knew I would be miserable because of the overflow of blood during my period, but now I feel so much better knowing that the flooding has been arrested and I can have a somewhat more normal life this summer instead of being worried that I've soaked my clothes or that I'll have an accident in public.
It's a matter of patience, ladies. You have to have patience and you must believe you can heal. My body let me know at every turn what I was doing wrong and what I was doing right, and your body will tell you, too. Slow and steady wins the race, girls. Just keep taking care of yourself and stick to your cures, they work, trust me on this one!
I'm a new woman, I can go out in public without worrying, I can go visit my friends more now, I can sit for long periods of time without worrying about leaving a spot if you know what I mean, I'm just very happy right now!
Thank you Earth Clinic for your advice, I am so happy to have found this site. I am also so happy to be able to share and encourage others in finding their cure.
Natural is the way to go, it has been for me and I really hope it is for you, too!"
05/25/2011: Sanantoniorose from Austin, Texas replies: "What remedies were you using to shrink or disolve your fibroids? I have several friends who suffer from this and I would to let them about nonsurgical options."
05/26/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi San,
The things that have helped with mine are -Unfiltered Apple Cidar Vinegar - 1oz mix in 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda - wait for fizz to stop and add 12 oz water and 1oz Orange juice.
I do this every morning, and when I have my period I do it two or three times a day as it REALLY slows bleeding.
Also, 1 heaping teaspoon (probably closer to 1 tablespoon) of unsulphered blackstrap molassas and 1 tablespoon of Virgin Coconut oil in my coffee every morning. Tastes nummy.
Evenings I take 600 mg Calcium, 600 mg Magnesium, 5, 000 iu vitamin D3, 3 mg Boron, and DIM (you will have to look up what that stands for - DIM balances estrogens), along with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of turmeric and freshly ground (1/4 teaspoon) of black pepper in my tomato juice.
ALL of the above sounds kind of complicated.... But when you have fibroids and ovarian cysts you are willing to do most anything to have a normal life. I now have a pretty normal cycle, and am pretty thrilled that I can actually leave my house during my periods!
Incorporate one, incorporate all.... But once you find what works for you.... you will know it.
Good luck to you!"
06/16/2011: Tola from Lagos, Nigeria replies: "I was glad when I came across this site. After reading this thread, I immediately order ACV and started using it. I have also been taking lime instead of lemon. I hope this will give the same result. I intend to add Baking soda since I already have some. I went to the store to try and get BSM but what I saw was black molasses and I was confused so I didnt buy it, is it the same thing? I also heard taking garlic and royal jelly helps so I am gonna order some. I intend to treat this thing from every angle till it goes, the hardest part for me is sticking to the diet and the routine of taking ACV, lime etc because I am always travelling. The good thing about this approach is that the its all natural so you cant overdose. Lol"
07/31/2011: Labak from Nigeria, Lagos replies: "Hello tola,
im nigerian as well just wanted to find out if uv had any luck with the ACV MIXTURE AND bakings oda pls... Thank you"
12/10/2011: Laura from Canyon Country, California replies: "I've just recently started taking the Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses for uterine fibroids but I have a question can I take coral calcuim with this remedy or is calcuim off limits period?"
02/27/2012: Mary from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada replies: "Hello.. I am 47 yrs old and was diagnosed with fibroids about 1 year ago.. My gyno said the only option I had to deal with them was a hysterectomy.. This last cycle I bleed about 8 days, lots of clots and severe cramps.. So I decided to start the ACV and BSM regime two days ago.. I put 1 tbsp of ACV and 1 tbsp of BSM in a cup of red rooibos tea in the morning with a wee bit of stevia and it makes for a tasty tea..... Oh yes, I also quit drinking coffee four days ago and going to cut back on meat products because those that are not organic feed the fibroid growth... I drink more water since I'm not peeing as much now that I've stopped coffee and going to exercise on a regular basis.... I just finished my cycle so I'll keep you posted on how my menstrual is next time around..."
08/20/2012: Sunshine from Southfield, Mi, Us replies: "@ Artistgirl from Detroit, thank you for posting your information. I was reading all of your posts and you had mentioned you would share the results of your next visit to the gyn on your fibroids size but I have not seen where you did that. Did you not have favorable results? Please continue to share your information it is very helpful.
Thank you, Sunshine - Timah from Southfield, MI"
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Molasses, Dietary Changes
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/14/2011: Aquines Anderson from Philadelphia, Pa: "I've just started taking 2 Tbls's of BlackStrap(Unsulphured) Molasses with a Tbls of _____s with mother Apple cidar vinegar.
at first I started taking Apple cidar vinegar with baking soda yet the baking soda must be the kind with no aluminun, not your everyday baking soda you can et from cvs or your local market.
you should get the one at whole foods or your local health food store with out alluminum.
I'm on a strict diet of
* No meat including chicken, beef never pork.
* No coffee it makes it worse
* no asparatime or splenda, nutra sweet they cause cancer.
* avoid all white sugar, chocolate, candies
ect. they make your situation of healing your self worse. yeah I knw oh its chocolate or gum or
sweets yet they make it worser for your body.
* No pastries, danish cakes, white flour,
anything you eat such as pasta, ect should be eaten in moderation.
I act like I'm stuck on an island and all I have to eat or drink are coconut milk, water, baby coconut is really good to because theres more water in them. I find mine at the chinese market. But thats all I usually buy. I dont eat the fish, or noodles or other foods there because they smell weird to me just my opinion we all have them.
* No Ramen noodles with the spice pack thats MSG
* Chinese food its MSG
*NO SODAS, DIET GINGER ALE ECT.
maybe selter but with quinine. Not the flavored type. You can squeeze lemon for extra taste. or add a little gin..lol
I REALIZE THERES A LOT OF NO'S HERE YET YOUR BODY AND MIND WILL REWARD YOU 100 TIMES OVER FOR MAKING THESE WISE & HEALTHLY LIVING CHOICES.
I make sage drinks with lemondae, honey and sage thats good your fibroids as well. (from back to eden book), or tumeric tea good for the bones.
there inexpensive cheap ways to heal yourself of fibroids.
I'll keep everyone posted on the fibroid remedy I'm trying. Yet my tummy feels a lot better and its shrinking. plus I go for walks everyday and stretch that helps.
Best of luck and a speedy recovery to everyone."Replies
09/06/2011: Lynn from Dallas, Tx replies: "After reading here about Black Strap Molasses - unsulfured and Apple Cider Vinegar - with the mother, I went out and got them both two years ago. I began by taking 1 tablespoon of each mixed together in the morning and once at night. I was shocked by how soon the month long bleeding stopped. I saw improvement the same day. I cut caffeine out of my diet and cow's milk as well.
Now, two years later, I'm not cured but I don't suffer at all like I use to. I just spent my period week on vacation with two trips to the beach like a normal person.
For maintenance, I only take the molasses and vinegar mixed on day one of my period in the morning and at night. The rest of the days are only once at night. My period lasts for about five days and I have a normal 23-28 day cycle.
My doctor told me at my last appointment with him that this was just a "witches brew" when I questioned him about molasses and ACV as a natural treatment. I was scheduled for surgery two weeks after that appointment. I went to Sprouts instead and started that same night. Needless to say, I cancelled that surgery and never saw that doctor again.
If this doesn't work for you, please make sure that you have the right ACV (with the mother! ) and the right BSM (unsulphered). Next, make sure you have made some changes in your diet like eliminating caffeine (25 mg of caffeine now will start my period in the middle of my cycle), limiting/eliminating diary (soy milk is what I drink now).
This is not a cure, but a treatment. It should be thought of no differently than if your doctor put you on a daily pill regime that came with a list of do's and don'ts. The good news is, unlike most medical solutions, this isn't a life-long regime. After menopause, fibroids diminish on their own so you can discontinue ACV/BSM at that time. This is the best $8 investment I could ever make. I just wish I had researched this before my first fibroid surgery that cost the insurance company over $6000 and me over $800 out of pocket."
12/11/2012: Mary from Dublin, Ireland replies: "Going out to buy the goods!!"
Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
[YEA] 12/17/2013: Wanda from Philadelphia, PA: "I just had to reply to inform other women about the effects of the use of ACV and BSM. I have been using the two for the past 3 weeks and I have to report that I feel as though the ACV is shrinking my fibroids since I am not able to feel them as I had before starting to use the ACV. It was so bad that it felt like the fibroid was pushing out the top of my stomach. Since starting the ACV I can not feel that pushing sensation any longer. In addition my period this month was so nice; I did not have the heavy bleeding like in previous months. My first two days of menstruation would be extremely heavy to the point it felt like a run away train that I could not get a handle on. But after using the BSM I had one of the best periods I've ever had in a long time. As I stated it has only been 3 weeks, but with the results that I've had I will continue to use ACV and BSM to see what the end will be and just because I feel better. For those who doubt I say what will it hurt to try this. We all want a more natural approach to our health so doubt no more and begin your road to naturally treating and possibly curing those awful fibroids. I hope this has been helpful and God Bless you ladies."Replies
02/04/2014: Wanda from Philadelphia, PA replies: "Hi ladies, I just wanted to update you on my progress since my last posting. I have been taking apple cider vinegar with baking soda and blackstrap molasses for three months now and I have had wonderful results. My abdomen has decreased by three inches and my menses have really been under control; less heavy bleeding. In fact by the third day I have to check to make sure its still on. Hang in there this really works."
02/05/2014: Lucecita from Queens, Ny replies: "Hi Dear Wanda,
Can you please tell me how much and how frequent are you using the mixure of BSM, ACV and baking soda and what brand of Baking soda are you using. I have been suffering from fibroids for the last 14 years. 3 D&C las 2 years and extremely heavy bleeding. Thank you God Bless!!!!"
03/20/2014: Terina from Ohio replies: "I would also like to know the amounts of each. I struggled with infertility for years but then had a normal pregnancy and have a wonderful little boy whose almost 4. Last summer I got pregnant again out of the blue but we lost the baby and another pregnancy since then. I now found out I have fibroids and I'm trying everything I can to shrink/dissolve them. Thank you for sharing."
[YEA] 06/06/2013: Flora from Kampala, Uganda: "Fibroids: I have just learnt about this website 2 weeks back. I have started taking ACV with baking soda and molases. But I am not sure if I am taking the right kind of molases because I searched in all supermarkets in my city but could not get the black strap molases but jargery and brown sugar with molases. But since I started taking this mixture I have felt like my bulgy tammy has completely reduced. I am so exicited because I am getting back my normal shape. My periods this time were not heavy and took only 4 days unlike 7-8 days before. I also feel the tumor has reduced. After taking it for one month I will go back for scan to confirm and I will let you know my results. But I am already excited. Thanks every body for sharing your experince on home remedies on this site. its a blesssing to many."
[YEA] 05/21/2013: Leann from Fruitport, Mi: "A Wonderful day. My second month addressing large fibroids and extreme heavy blood flow. Thanks to the Apple Cider Vinegar, and Black strap Molasses My periods are normal again. What a wonderful Natural remedy. Thank you to everyone for the input. I can finally wear skirts, shorts again. Without the embarrassing gushes of blood, and huge clots. I am so grateful.. Leann Michigan."
05/01/2013: Melissa from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "I am in my mid 40's, no kids (would like to have at least one), at 5'5" and now gaining some weight in my hip area. I am usually thin. I was diagnosed with fibroids - submucousal about 5.6cm located at the neck of my uterus. I have no symptoms, as with many people on this forum. I given the option of surgery (hysterectomy) which I refused. Came on to this site by researching some natural way to shrink it.
I found that everyone seems to be using ACV & BSM, so I decided to try that too. I have been taking that for about a month now. Not sure if it is working, feel the same. I am frequent with my monthlies sometimes on a shorter cycle or twice on some occasions, but no cramps, no meds, no heavy flow, just normal.
I would like to know if this is a remedy to stop pms, cramps, heavy flow or reduce the size of fibroids? If anyone has experience any change with fibriods or try any other natural meds please let me know. Thanks all!"Replies
05/01/2013: Joanna from Portumna, Ireland replies: "Dear Melissa, try to get information about "Uterine Fibroid Embolization". It worked for me back then not to undergo hysterectomy. Also I told a friend with similar problem like you about my experience and this girl got even pregnant after the treatment. Wish you all the best."
05/01/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "Cauliflower may help remove them."
05/02/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, generally people take BSM to reduce the flow and same with ACV. Normally people with fibroids have heavy flow so you are lucky. I am taking vitamin A in cod liver oil (CLO) to help my heavy flow and small fibroid. I would recommend that you take a hair mineral analysis to check if you are low on a before you start it. My CLO tablets also contain vitamin e which is supposed to help too. Vitamin A helps the epithelial cells go back to normal, I took beta carotene for a while with no effect only to read that a lot of us cannot change beta carotene to vit A, so I think CLO should be better. The other thing I'm taking is an iodine supplement as this is supposed to sort this problem out too. Hope that gives you some ideas, good luck."
05/02/2013: Agapegirl from Orlando, Fl replies: "Hi, Here's what helped me. In addition to having blackstrap molasses daily (I have it on toast with peanut butter - yum), take an iodine supplement called iodoral (available on amazon and other online retailers). Make sure your stored iron level is good (over 50) by requesting a ferritin blood test. Mine was 14, so I'm taking ferrous sulfate daily in orange juice to increase it. Use a progesterone cream nightly to balance your estrogen level. You can use a nonprescription kind like Source Naturals or there are a bunch of others. All of these helped me tremendously!
05/09/2013: Melissa from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Thanks to all, who reply to me with my fibriod issue! My Gyne would not have me for an appointment for any other discussion besides surgery. I was told that it will be a complicated surgery and it is a risk that can perforate my bowel due to the location of the fibriod. Initially, I was told that if I wanted kids that there is no chance. My Gyne initially was going to refer me to a Fertility Clinic, but I am still waiting for the call (they never give me the referal). I am very stressed and not sure what direction to go..... Any other suggestions? Thanks all for your all your suggestions and help!"
[YEA] 04/14/2013: Ms Labeau from Fruitport, Mi.: "Feedback concerning the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), Blackstrap molasses (BSM). To whomever discovered this for Fibroids, heavy bleeding. I would hug for an hour.
I was frightened as after having the Oblation, left me leaking a gold colored discharge for 6 mos. The Plasma from my Blood leaving my body. I knew I was in trouble for my life. Desperate for answers I found Earthclinic.com and read every comment, and feed back concerning ACV, BSM.
What did I have to lose, I had the ACV, BSM in the cupbord. Within three days the large clots were almost completely gone, after 5 days I only had a trickel of blood. Today the blood has almost completely stopped. No cramps, and I am not carrying extra cloths with me. AMAZED that's what I am.
For Women that have been suffering with this condition:
Utrophin..1-3x daily( Standard Process co.)
Vessel Forte.. 2-2x daily(Design for health Co.)
Sesame Seed.. 1-3x daily(Standard Process Co.)
Progon B.. 4-2x daily Crushed put under tounge(Bezwecken)
These essential supplements will build the blood cells so you stand a fighting chance.
I will post again within 5 wks for Update on the clotting. Leann"
12/30/2012: Tunnu from Sunnyvale, California: "Hello All, I read a lot about ACV and BSM, my doc told me I have a large 5.8cm intramural fibroid. My doc gave me Lupron inj (11.25mg) and told me that it will shrink the cyst size and after that I can get it operated, I took this injection in sep and I had my last cycle in September, from October till now I did not get my periods, I don't have any pain. But I feel my abdomen is big, feel some kind of sweeling in abdomen. I am in Sunnyvale CA and don't have health insurance. I was doing some research on fibroids so I came across this website. Can anyone please guide me how to use ACV and BSM and whether it will help me. I want to conceive asap. Please guide me what I should do?"Replies
01/03/2013: Tunnu from Sunnyvale, California replies: "Hello All, I am 32 years old and I have 13 years old daughter, was diagnosed with fibroid. My doc gave me Lupron inj (11. 25mg) and told me that it will shrink the cyst size and after that I can get it operated, I took this injection in sep and I had my last cycle in September, from October till now I did not get my periods, I don't have any pain. But I feel my abdomen is big, feel some kind of sweeling in abdomen. I am in Sunnyvale CA and don't have health insurance. I was doing some research on fibroids so I came across this website. Can anyone please guide me how to use ACV and BSM and whether it will help me. I want to conceive asap. Please guide me what I should do?" Someone please reply, I read a lot about ACV and BSM and I started using it 2 spoons of ACV with! Spoon of BSM twice a day. Plzzzz tell me will it help me to reduce my fibroid size and get my regular cycles, will it help me to avoid operation. Plzz help me what should I do. Thank in advance"
11/28/2012: Sania from Lahore, Pakistan: "hi I m suffering from fibroid I m 30 and unmarried. I asked from those who have used Blackstrap Molasses and acv. Pls tell me Apple Cider Vinegar would be better for me??bcoz I m unmarried and having large blood flow. I m very weak. My weight is 42 now bcoz of fibroid. It was less before fibroid. So can I use Apple Cider Vinegar with bsm. I would not be dangerous for me??or for uterus??? how much quantity I should use. Pls tell me I m v depressed. I m using homeo medicines to stop bleeding should I continue it with Blackstrap Molasses and acv??thanks"Replies
11/29/2012: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, Blackstrap molasses( unsulphered) does stop heavy bleeding take at least 3 tablespoonfuls with water and the flo usually stops very soon, there are lots of testimonies here that say long term use of Bsm shrank fibroids. Really these are general guidelines as we all react differently. There are other indications that fibroids are a symtom of iodine deficiency and vitamin a. You should check the vit a levels with a hair test first."
11/29/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Hello Sania from Lahore, Pakistan- For heavy bleeding and fibroids try the following:
1. Apply 5-6 drops good, therapeutic grade quality geranium essential oil on the lower stomach and back during your period. This will help reduce the bleeding. You can do this 4-5 times daily during the period.
2. Raspberry leaf tea 2 cups everyday for 2-3 months, and then 1 cup per day will also lessen bleeding and allow fibroid to disintegrate naturally.
3. Please google 'pranic healing'. There are many pranic healers in Pakistan who can give healing which will help in this regard.
4. Good quality cod liver oil which is super concentrated in Vitamin A is known to reduct bleeding and help resolve fibroid issues.
5. Have your iron count checked through blood test. With heavy bleeding you could be anemic, and the molasses is very helpful for this.
Good luck, Tina"
11/27/2012: Sania from Lahore, Pakistan Lahore: "i m umarried and have fibroid in uterus form last year. i have anemia too bcoz of too much bleeding. I used lots of medicines and homeo pathic medicines also. Now I want to use Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar for fibroid shrinkage. Please tell me how many months I should use it??. So fibroid begin shrinking. How much table spoons I should take. ??bcoz I have to buy it from sugar mill in pakistan otherwise it is not available. So I take unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses but it should organic or not?or it will not harm uterus?? bcoz I m unmarried I m v upset pls tell me and reply me."
10/16/2012: Anita from Ny: "I put a reply to this post but I forgot one ingredient.
1 TBS molasses."