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
- 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
- Fungus and fibroids
- 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
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 09/28/2009: Rae from Chicago, Illinois Usa: "Just two days ago I started taking apple cider vinegar (ACV -> organic, raw, unfiltered, with "the mother") and black strap molasses (BSM -> unsulphured). I have been taking 1 tablespoon of each in warm (not boiling) water, followed by a glass of cool water three times per day to reduce excessive bleeding from some recently discovered fibroids.
Some background on me...
I had an emergency myomectomy performed seven years ago for a plum-sized fibroid that caused me to hemorrhage after giving birth. In 2005, scans showed that I was still fibroid free, and I thought all was well until earlier this month. My cycle started Sept. 1st, and it's STILL going. I went to the emergency room when the clots were so large that they scared me (about half the size of the palm of my hand). The ultrasounds indicated I had about three fibroids that are sub-mucosal, which resulted in the excessive bleeding. My doctor wants to perform hysteroscopy or another myomectomy to remove the fibroids.
I was prescribed Provera (10 days) to stop the bleeding, but it didn't work. (I was told that the Provera would stop the bleeding, but that I shouldn't be alarmed if my cycle resumes after it ends, since Provera can be used to start periods in some women.) The excessive bleeding and clots NEVER stopped. My doctor wants to prescribe something stronger so that the bleeding will stop and surgery can be scheduled, but I'm concerned that I'll end up in a fibroid removal rotation every few years when they keep growing.
My husband and I found this site just 2 days ago, and my husband picked up the ACV and BSM that afternoon. My bleeding was still just as heavy the first night after I began taking these products. As usual, I was up every 2 hours to use the bathroom and pass the clots. But 24 hours after I started, the bleeding was MUCH lighter, and I actually had some of my old energy back. My husband really noticed the difference, too. Instead of changing a large, overnight sanitary pad every 1.5 to 2 hrs, I was able to wear a much thinner liner. Yesterday and this morning were the first times I had used the bathroom without seeing a sea of red. I only saw urine in the toilet! (Apologies for being so graphic, but I thought these details might be helpful to someone else going through this.) Last night was the first time I've been able to sleep for more than two hours at a time! I didn't have all of the cramping and clotting. I also didn't feel my heart racing while I was lying down trying to sleep, which I've learned can be a sign of anemia.
This is my third day, and I'm still bleeding, but it is SO much lighter and I'm not passing huge clots. I did have a slight headache yesterday afternoon, and I have a slight one right now. Others have commented that this can occur because the ACV is removing the toxins from the body. In addition to the ACV and BSM, my husband picked up lots of organic fruits and veggies, so I've been eating those, too. I've always been slim, so I'm hoping that all of these healthy foods aren't going to cause me to lose any weight. If anyone has some ideas on ways to add some healthy bulk to this program, then I would appreciate it. I've always eaten a fair number of veggies and fruits, but I have a penchant for shellfish, a good steak, and homemade desserts, so I want to replace those calories with healthier bulk.
I have a consultation scheduled with another physician next week to determine whether I can safely adopt a wait-and-see approach. My goal is to continue the ACV and BSM over the next several months and monitor the size and number of fibroids. I will post updates to inform everyone of my progress. Many sincere thanks to everyone for posting your experiences on this site. Wishes for good health to all!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/07/2009: Steelblue from Warrenton, Va: "Last Year I was diagnosed and Prepped for Surgery due to a Fibroid and massive Bleeding every other week in a month. Well I would do anything to avoid Surgery and thought there has got to be a Natural Solution to dissolving it so I started looking for it on the Internet and found that a certain ACV with the Mother In it would dissolve the fibroid and the Unsulphured Black Strap Molasses would help with the Bleeding so I began taking both 2 Tablespoons each in a cup of Warm Not Hot Water. This is a Most Disgusting Drink and I had to figure out a different way to take. So I decided to just take the ACV straight off the Spoon. The ACV is very hard to handle at first straight but now after taking it, okay I forced myself to do it and kept thinking Surgery VS. Natural and well after doing this for 3 weeks without Fail, 2 Tbsps once a day there has been a considerable change in my health.
I noticed it in the first week but thought it was just Mind over matter but it really has done something. I have noticed the swelling has gone done, the pains I had have diminished and I feel less tired, drained. I also have no more Indigestion since taking the ACV. I had stopped taking the Blackstrap Molaasses for reasons of just Forgetfulness, so I have begun to take that now, last night since reading that it helps with Grey Hair which I have about 50 percent of it and since the Fibroid Diagnosis I noticed it was coming in at a drastic rate. I took it straight off the spoon, 2Tablespoons and I like it but then it reminds me of a Certain Brand Name All Natural Black Licorice and I Love that brand of Black Licorice. Anyhow I was reading that some say it the Molasses has Copper which is needed to possibly reverse grey Hair but then theres arguments of there is none in it at all considering the Label doesn't show it.
So I went to my Local Natural Market and asked the Lady there if there was any copper and if so how much percentage wise and would it work to reverse greying and if so How Much of it would a person need to take. The Lady went upstairs checked her book,the Blackstrap has 12 percent of Copper and you have to be careful of taking copper because it can become dangerous,so she said with me taking 2 Tbsp of it a day thats about 24 percent and it was an okay level. Now thing is she said that Trace Minerals is a Much better Solution to reversing Grey Hair, not so much the Molasses, it would take a Much longer if possible to reverse any grey. But getting Trace Minerals will bring back the Natural Hair Color and remove grey. So of course ee never got to finish the conversation on the trace Minerals as the Place was buzzing with People and she was the only one there working it but I will be seeing her soon to find out more of this Trace Minerals Concoction she is referring to as I do Not have the time or desire to color my Hair anymore and well theres just too much Grey anymore so it was getting very Costly.
Much Luck and Successs to Everyone. I will get back to you as soon as I find out more. Please be patient."Replies
06/01/2010: Sunshine from Naples, Florida replies: "Was just wondering how you have been doing with the grey hair issues. Did you try trace minerals and did it work?? If so, which ones. Thanks for any input!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/10/2010: Texastea from Cedar Park, Tx replies: "I started drinking baking soda with my Apple Cider Vinegar and honey to help with my fibroids around a month ago. I recently went to the doctor only because my sudden headaches and dizzy spells wouldnt go away. I was diagnosed with ANEMIA. I am wondering if the baking soda added to my mix is the problem."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/01/2009: Kimberly from King George, Va, Usa: "Well, I have to say that I was not a FULL believer. I suffer from fibroids and I was just sick and tired of talking to doctors who give me my "only" options.. which all included surgery and menopause. I am 42. I do not have children and it has been the bane of my existence. So, after visiting the doctor, a specialist, who advertised fibroid assistance. I left the office disgusted! Once again: "you can have surgery or we can put you into menopause. We don't do anything else here. But, we will write a prescription for an MRI so that we can judge the size of your fibroids." I was furious! Not only did I waste a day off from work, and my $30 co-pay, after traveling 2 hours to get to the "specialist", I wasted my time? So, as soon as I came home I started reserching holistic approaches. I found blog after blog where women were claiming the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Blackstrap Molasses (BSM) as some type of cureall elixirs! At this point what did I have to lose? So, I ran out to the healthfood store on the other side of town and I purchased Organic ACV and Organic unsulphured BSM as recommended on the sites. That was 14 Jul 09.
So, my situation: Fibroids! HEAVY HEAVY menstrual cycles with lots of clotting! So, heavy that my 2 hour commute to work had become a true burden, because of the fears that I would not be able to make it to a bathroom in time to change or clean up. I could tell some pretty horrific stories about that too. And the cramps!!! YIKES!!! The first time I experienced them I was in my 30s. This was all a shock to me. I had never known so much pain and discomfort before. EVER!!!
So, again, here I am on 1 Aug 09, 15 days after taking 1 tbsp of ACV and 1 tbsp of BSM every day once a day and I cannot believe that my cycle has caught me by surprise. I mean NO CRAMPS!!! Minimal.. and I mean MINIMAL discomfort. I mean, I have not taken ANY painkillers yet and today is the first day. Usually, I would have started 3 days ago.
Now, I will say two things, some sites recommend mixing the BSM and ACV in water! Personally, I think that is a terrible idea.. I tried it in a 16.9oz bottle of water...it only prolongs the terrible taste of the ACV.. and ACV and BSM do not mix! lol. Definitely not together. But, the BSM was easier, I take 1 tbsp of ACV and then, add the BSM to my morning cereal, or yogurt or morning smoothie. I find more interesting ways to enjoy the BSM. I am still working on the ACV.
So, I will keep everyone posted on what else happens for the next two weeks.
By the way I am also a new vegetarian. I heard that products of hormone treated animals is not good for fibroids. It only "feeds" the fibroids. So, I figured I would try it for a year. So, I eat seafood, and dairy products. I just look for dairy products of "clean" animals.
Wish me continued luck!"
09/18/2009: Kimberly from King George, Va replies: "ok... I said I would keep everyone updated. I AM A TRUE BELIEVER. Here it is 2 months after taking my first swallow of BSM and ACV and 1)My cycle showed up WITHOUT ANY CRAMPS and 2)I am having a VERY NORMAL one.
This is absolutely incredible! I have not had a normal cycle in over 10 years. I am hoping that this is the answer. Just for additional information. I do not consume anything with Aspartame nor do I consume and dairy products where the animals are given Hormones or Antibiotics. Not sure how much this has to do with the change, but, I think I am going to continue my tbsp or 2 of ACV and tbsp or 2 of BSM. And by the way, I oculd not tolerate either in water. It tasted terrible, but, I do mix 1:1 of ACV:BSM and use it as a salad dressing. It really tastes pretty good."
[NAY] 05/13/2009: Isa Veronica from Nigerian, Adamawa State Yola: "Good day. I am been suffreing from fibroid for 15 years and happened to come arooss your wesit about how acv and bsm can cure fibroid and i started uesing for 2months now and have not see any changes in the fibroid. Pls help me"Replies
01/02/2011: Maskeen from Dubai, Uae replies: "I have noticed that healing or the lack of it has to do with the mind and the body. Stress is the biggest detrimental obstacle to healing. First deal with the stress. Second is nutritional deficiency and third is parasites. Fourth is toxins and etc. However, if you wish to disregard this, then for fibroids, try nattokinase with turmeric and black pepper. The nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic, dissolves the fibers which constitute the fibroids and the turmeric lessens the inflammation. The black pepper makes everything extra bioavailable."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 01/06/2009: Wendy from Moose Jaw, SK, Canada: "I have been using the BSM and ACV baking soda remedy for about 6 weeks.Out of that 6 weeks i have been bleeding for 4, not always heavy but heavy in the last week .My stomach is not as hard and bloated as before, my cramps are less frequent and not as painful. I could feel the fibroid and it does seem smaller but I have very little energy and am so tired of the bleeding I am thinking could surgery be so bad....in spite of watching Suzuki's documentary called Sex,Lies, and Hysterectomies!
since it has been 10 years since i first noticed my fibroid I know it may take a long time so I am trying to be patient. Next I will add the mineral packs to my regime and see how that goes.Maybe i have had the fibroids too long!"
[WARNING!] 12/19/2010: Keke from Aberdeen, Maryland, Usa replies: "If you doing the ACV AND BSM. Please do not drink coffee or chocolate the is going to make the fibroids grows really fast. I've learn that the hard way."
[YEA] 01/04/2009: Mich from Brooklyn, NY: "I started using ACV just because I read that it was good for you. I had no idea it helped your cycle or fibroids. I discovered that on my own before I found this website. It should be organic with the "mother of vinegar" in it. This is the ugly looking stuff with little strings floating around in it. Otherwise, it serves no purpose other that salad dressing. My cycles were less painful. However, once I stopped drinking it, the pain returned. So, I am back on it and adding molasses this time. For people who say it's not working, make sure you are using the correct form. I do not know the size of the fibroid the Dr says I have but I know ACV has helped me."
11/27/2008: Wendy from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada: "I have been using APV and BSM for about 8 days to trat what I believe are large fibroids. I also have pain in my upper right abdominal quadrant that seems to be gas because i get relief from gas relieving meds.
Anyway, my skin feels great but I still feel not so great. Rashs, itching etc. leaves me to think I have yeast issues as well. Long story short I mistrust conventional medicine and pretty much self diagnose when possible. New symptom to report is white froth and what looks kind of like cream in my urine.
i am 49 yrs old and have peri menopause, last period lasted 3 weeks with heavy bleeding for at least a week. My symptoms are keeping me home bound and usually experiencing some varying form of pain and discomfort. I hope and pray i can improve my health somewhat with the natural tratments on this site. I took 2-3 tblsp.each of ACV and BSM , yesterday i added 1/4 tsp.baking soda and started doubling my ACV treatment, once in the morning, once in the evening. Let you know if anything seems to be working."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/20/2011: Michelle from San Diego, Ca replies: "THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone on this amazing website for all the information. I also was diagnosed with a fibroid, and a polyp in my uterus. I had really heavy bleeding and gigantic clots that were freaking me out. My doctor removed two cervical polyps, but said I would need surgery to remove the one in my uterus.
I found this site and started taking ACV, 2 T in 8 oz. Water, at least twice per day. I haven't tried the BSM yet, but I'll go get some. So far, the ACV is really helping. I will go in for another ultrasound in a month or two to see if the fibroid is really shrinking. She said I had to have surgery to remove the fibroid but I would rather not do that if it's possible to shrink it using these methods.
Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your stories.
If anyone needs a good iron supplement, by far the best I have found is Rainbow Light Complete Iron System. I have taken iron for years because I've always had heavy periods. This one by Rainbow Light is fantastic. It absorbs really well and does not irritate the stomach at all, at least with me. I have tried a lot of iron supplements and this one is fantastic. Some Whole Foods stores carry it, some do not, but they will special order it for you. I get mine at an independently owned health food store.
Thanks again for all the info about ACV, BSM, and also Natto."
11/10/2012: Joy from Winnipeg, Manitoba replies: "hi my name is joy I hv read all the interesting miracle story of ACV and BSA. But my on case is different, I start having lower abdomen pain when I was 28 yrs, when I got marriad the pain increase, at the age 30 when I was trying to concive a baby I went to hospital the doctor said I hv uterine fibroids that it very small and he gave me some pain medications. But I have normal monthly circle. But the worst part of it now is that the pain comes every second day after my ovulation which will last for 2 days. I always see hell druing this time every month. I will feel like killing my self because the pain hot me from left lower abdomen to left lower back. please I seriously need help to concive a baby, will this remedy work for me?"
11/19/2008: Antoinette from Charlotte, NC: "I am a 40 yr old woman recently diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids and blocked fallopian tubes. I am curious to learn more about the use of BSM/ACV. I've read the reviews posted on this site but remain unclear about how to ingest the BSM/ACV. I am currently adding 2 tablespoons of BSM and 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz warm water twice daily. Is this adequate or should I be ingesting these first and following with water? Any suggestions? Thank you."Replies
12/11/2009 from Pdx, Or replies: "Lisa, I have a concern with your response to Gee,
Your post seems very forceful and does not seem to leave a lot of room for Gee to make her own opinion. How do you know that ACV and evening primose will not work? And I don't really think you need to point out that this woman would never have children if she has surgery. I am sure she has already thought of that and there are alternatives such as harvesting her eggs and using a surrogate or adoption. Not the best alternatives but alternatives nonetheless.
I think what concerns me most is that you come across as an expert and my concern would be that Gee may take some or all of it to heart and perhaps do herself some harm by not consulting a naturopath or her doctor.
Perhaps in the future you could word your posts in a more suggestive less preachy format. People in this community have good input but I understand that we all get excited now and again to help others and perhaps come across a little overzealous."
12/10/2009: Gee from St Louis, Mo replies: "I have been diagnosed with the 5 inch fibroids and blocked fallopian tubes too. I am very depressed about. I am scheduled to go back to the Dr. on December 22. The Dr. want to a partial Hysterectomy. I don't want to have it done. I have not been able to have any children. My husband and I. I have started taken the ACV this week. I feel better and I am not in as much pain. One my friends told me to take evening primrose oil from the health food store. I am praying the Fibriods will go away without having the surgery."
12/11/2009: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA replies: "Gee, Praying's good but do something actively as well about it. Like take charge of your health. Start juicing, check your diet, get maca (read about it in my past posts or research it online). ACV and Evening Primrose oil are not going to cut the mustard in this situation. Doing something actively to help yourself will alleviate depression too. Don't just accept the dr.'s diagnosis as final and let them cut part of you out because then you absolutely won't have children or have the chance. First, try alternative healing before you go that route. Lisa"
12/12/2009: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA replies: "Hi Gee, I want to apologize if I sounded like I was being self-righteous or preachy to you. I wanted to just reassure you that there are many alternative routes and not to get down believing that the doctors have all the answers. No, I am no expert, but I have spent a lot of hours and years studying alternatives in many aspects from birthing, schooling, natural remedies, herbal and homeopathic remedies so, I figure if I can help someone else out there with what I have learned, I will do that. Knowledge is a powerful tool.
And yes, there are alternatives to having your own children such as adopting or surrogate mothers, etc., but that was not what I got from your post. Sorry if I misread what you were sad about. In naming some actions you could take, I was not trying to be forceful but just giving you a few suggestions you could pursue.
I also have seen my acupuncturist turn things around for women who were diagnosed by Western drs. that they would not be able to conceive. Of course, these are all just suggestions. In the end we all have our own right to choice. Peace, Lisa"
12/13/2009: Dott from Ft.lauderdale, Florida, Usa replies: "DON'T be depressed!! DON'T have the hysterectomy surgery, AND I wouldn't go back to that ob/gyn either, myself (up to you though...).
Progesterone cream will sometimes shrink fibroids, and I just read an research report somewhere that indicated that concentrated tomato products, such as tomato powder and tomato paste may be helpful for such things.
DON'T GIVE UP!!!"
12/17/2009: Mary from New York, Ny replies: "I was just reading some of the other postings, especially the one for Gee. Im not a doctor but I do recommend getting 2nd and 3rd opinions especially before undergoing a hysterectomy or partial hysterectomy. These are all very personal decisions that we have to make and that even our closest loved ones cannot make for us. No-one should feel coerced into doing anything. Im very grateful that the ACV and black molasses (1-2x a day) have been working for me for the pain and symptoms. While everyone's body is different, and while I hope the remedy works in shrinking the fibroid, I also should share that I recently learned of laproscopy which is a less invasive way of removing fibroids. This may be in some cases be an alternative method of surgery instead of a hysterectomy for those of us that hope to have children one day. I spoke with my doctor here in NYC who is supposed to be the top doctor for this and feel much more at ease as he was my second opinion and the first doctor was very insensitive and didnt mention this option. While I wish they were, natural remedies are not always an alternative to surgery but they can certainly help relieve a lot of unnecessary pain and help the healing process if one does opt for surgery. Thank you all for posting on this site and for supporting each other."
02/15/2010: Kathryn from Geraldton, Wa replies: "I am following my mothers "wise women syndrome" (menopause) history and don't want to any more. Period stopped for 9 months, started for 2 weeks, stopped for 7 months and is still continuing after 5 weeks. Clots, heavy flow, embarassing moments the lot. I am of average height, weight and exercise x5 days a week, for at least 1hr 30mins each time, eat wholesome (no processed foods) mainly fruit, vegies and meat.
I wish to cease the blood flow and move onto my "wise women syndrome" sooner. I am unable to take AVC because of my very low blood pressure (I have tried and got incredible dizzy bordering on fainting.
I am considering taking Black Strap Molasses ... any advice on how much, how often and what else is out there that could help. Cheers in advance."
07/16/2012: Jessica from Kampala, Uganda replies: "I was done surgery of pituitary macroadenoma 2years ago im now 42 my Dr. tells me I go for ivf if I want a child but my fibroids have to be removed first- the fibriod is 4.7cm and my menses stoped due to the adenoma, Im now on hormone replacement of levothyroxide and pridinson and if I'm given fertility hormones without removing the fibroids they will grow bigger. Do you think I can try ACV, BSM and baking soda to shrink to fibroid to enable ivf possible? What are the complications with my case? Please give your comments it will help my decision I don't have a child but the Dr. told me I can have one through ivf but the problem is the fibroid."
07/16/2012: Ustabearepug from Tulsa, Ok replies: "Our bodies need to be alkaline, sick people are usually acidic, buy some PH strips that determine the acidity of our bodies, tear a piece and place in mouth one second, if it is yellow, not good, if it is dark blue, that's good, apple cider vinegar is highly acidic so someone tell me why it is good for us as I use it a lot. Honey good for us? It is acidic, baking soda is highly alkaline, I put 1/2 teaspoon in my drinking water and a couple drops of h202, that is good for us, walnuts will turn the strip dark blue, thats good, when watching TV, munch on english walnuts, that's good, when you get your little roll of PH strips, everytime you eat something, tear off a strip , insert into mouth and if it is yellow , again not good, dark blue, thats good, I love a baked cake, its acidic, not good, but I love them, I tell my wife not to bake those acidic cakes but she does, wonder if she has ulterior (motives)?"
[YEA] 11/06/2008: Judy from Cincinnati, Ohio: "I just turned 41 & have started feeling the grips of hormonal changes along with having a history of huge fibroids. I had 5 lbs of fibroids removed last yr in a robotic surgery that went terrifically & preserved my fertility :) I still want to have children & decided to take a natural, active involvement in my health. I have always worked out religiously since I was 15 so I've been in great shape & been able to tolerate the pain of those fibroids. But at age 41 I was finding that I no longer could run on the junk food that I liked to eat & was lacking energy along with not having a normal cycle. I wanted so much to have a normal cycle without the complications of a birth control pill. ACV gave me that :) But I was also dealing with more heart palpitations that I just couldn't control with my diet & vitamin taking. Yesterday, it was really getting in my way of life so I ran out & got the molasses. And I'm so happy to report that it made those nasty heart palpitations go away, gave me energy to go play tennis that evening ( in fact, I was burning the court with my energetic plays) & is helping my chronic constipation. I've gone to the bathroom 3 times since last evening to this morning and that's simply wonderful!!! I urge everyone to try ACV & molasses ~ they are TERRIFIC!!!!"Replies
01/20/2010: Robin from Bolingbrook, Il replies: "I just left my doctors office, I was suppose to go back to work but I can't after hearing that I have been unable to get pregnant because I have 6 fibroid tumors inside my uterus. 3 of which are 4-6cm each. My doctor wants to schedule me for surgery in 4 weeks. We are waiting 4 weeks because it wants me to take a drug that will place me in a clinical menopause. This will effectively stop the estrogen production in my body hopefully shrinking the tumors so it will be safer to operate.
I want to have another child and according to the doctor surgery is my best option. I am so glad I found this website. I am on my way to Whole Foods to pick up the ACV and BSM and I am prepared to do whatever it takes. I am scheduled for another ultrasound prior to surgery to see the status the fibroids and I will report my progress.
Stay tuned! Thank you all for your support.
12/28/2012: Special01 from Indianapolis, In, Usa replies: "Please be careful of that drug that puts you in clinical menapause. If it is lupron. I took the lupron shots for 6 months before having the fibroids removed. They did not shrink the fibroids but they did make my bones frail. Lupron also affected my memory. I never experienced the forgetfullness I have now. Sometimes I just completely draw a blank and cannot remember my thoughts AT ALL. Thanks to the lupron shots. If I had it all to do over again... I would do nothing. My sister also had fibroids. She did not know it. She got pregnant. Because of the fibroids she could not have a vaginal birth. She had a C section. The doctor removed the fibroids after he took the baby out."
[YEA] 10/08/2008: Ramona from Hayes, VA: "I started using Plantation brand Black Strap molassas, and _____ Apple Cidar Vinegar, a year ago, as I was diagnosed with a 3cm fibroid that sits near my bladder. I had back pain, constant urge to urinate, and periods that were awful, clotty and literally drained me for a day or two. My Doctor of course frowned on the suggestion that I try a "Natural" solution, and thought better to remove this "little egg" as he called it. I did not want surgery, or being forced into early menopause.
So I went to this site, read the testimonials then off to the Health food store and bought the BSM and ACV.
Ok, after a year of faithfully taking 1 tablespoon of each BSM and ACV with a chaser glass of warm water each morn after breakfast (stomach will be upset if you take on empty) Then another dose before bedtime, I have noticed great improvement in the size of my stomach ( was bloated before due to tumor pushing on organs) and the frequent need to urinate went away after a month of using, my periods not as painful, or long, and less clots! You must try this as it does work, only if you use it accordingly, not more than twice a day.
I also switched my diet to Tofu, Kale, fresh veg, and fruit. Processed, fried and sugar filled foods are bad, and help grow that Fibroid! Reading this site got me to a safe waiting period, I will bet I am perimenopausal, and in a couple years this "tumor" will be gone or shrunk when I no longer have a period, as I have read I choose now to keep it in check till then. All I can advise is try the BSM & ACV, these brands Plantation BSM and _____ ACV are THE BEST! and any health food store Can order for you, Good luck in the fight against Fibroids.
[YEA] 02/09/2009: Lise from Herndon, Northern Virginia replies: "Thanks for your sharing what brands to use after reading all the post I found yours most helpful on the type of ACV and BSM to buy. Some on here used the sulpured kind of molases and did not realize the sulphur would promote bleeding.
I hope they give this another try using the right kind. I was having clots as big as my fist while taking a low dose BC pill that used to help control my bleeding I am scheduled for Uterine fibroid Emboliztion at the end of March thank goodness for this site. My bleeding is just spotting now and that is great news."
03/12/2009: Chris from Woodbridge, VA replies: "I'm 36 yars old, I just left my OB GYN, I had myomectomy 5 years ago thinking i would have kids within 3 years after the surgery as my Doctor suggested, even though I was not married yet and had no prospects...well here i am five years later in the same social staus with my uterus the size of a 5 month fetus. I had also taken a low dose bc that caused clots the size of my fist and drained me physically and emotionally. My doc suggested I would probably need another surgery but this would reduce my chances of being able to carry a child. Ive cried for the last 2 hours until i read your blogs...thank you ladies! i'm running to the health food store now and with a little prayer, faith, and acv and bsm I will be healed from these tumors!"
[NAY] 03/06/2008: Janet from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: "Hi There, I am at a loss and just wondered if any of your readers out there has any suggestions for me. On Feb 10/08 my Period started, it usually last for 5 days. On the 6th day, I started bleeding heavily, worse than I have ever bled in the entire history of my period. In addition I started passing gigantic clots. An ultrasound diagnosed a persistet subserol uterine fibroid. I was prescribed Tri-Cyclen Lo (Birth Control Pills) to manage the bleeding. I had side effects from the pills, nauseau, vomitting, headaches. The symptoms are not too bad now but I am still bleeding. Sometimes it gets light as if it's going to stop and then it comes back full force. From time to time, I still pass clots but they are now very small. I read the comments and bought Organic Unsulphured Black Strap Molasses - I started with 1 tblsp in a glass of water each day and increased it to 1 tblsp in a glass of water twice a day when I noticed there was no change with the bleeding. I also bought _____ ACV and have been taking 2 tblsp in a glass of water with 1 tblsp buckwheat unpasteurised honey once per day. Today is March 06/08 and the bleeding increased even more today. I am at the point where I am going to discontinue the BSM and start taking liquid Iron. Are there any suggestions? Did I try the BSM long enough? I have been taking it since Feb 20/08. I am afraid to leave the house because of the excessive bleeding. My gyno wants me to take the Birth Control Pills back to back (menstrual suppression). I don't like them and want to stop taking them - she says they take a while to stop the bleeding. She is also recommending a hysterescopy."Replies
06/16/2008: Jill from Ft Laud, FL replies: "Janet, over 10 years ago I was diagnosed with fibroids and told that eventually I'd have to have a hysterectomy. I refused then and every dr I went to over the years. They got larger and larger till finally I found myself fainting and being taken from work in an ambulance twice. My iron fell so low that I needed 3 blood transfusions in one night before I agreed to consider surgery, but I still refused a hysterectomy. My new Gyn told me about a fertility dr that does not accept insurance and I consulted with him, who said that he could remove the tumor without a hysterectomy. I told my insurance company, who then reimbursed me for that visit and found a Reproductive Endocrinologist that gave me an injection of Lupron to stop the bleeding, then a quick, sometimes outpatient surgery called a Myomaectomy (?). My total out of pocket cost was under $500. That was 3/31/03 and I haven't had a cramp or a period last more than 2 days since! I haven't been doubled over in pain ONCE since then! I feel like I was reborn that day. You should consider it."
06/17/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hi Janet from Kitchener, Ontario, I remember reading in EC that someone used cayenne pepper to stop bleeding. You might try adding some cayenne pepper to your BSM & see if it stops or slows the bleeding."
[YEA] 08/09/2008: Karen from St. Louis, USA replies: "I tried the BSM and it worked okay, but I tried the ACV and I hardly have any bleeding. I use to pass clots and bleed so heavy and now I hardly have any bleeding. I drink it in a glass of water. I didn't think anything would work."
09/17/2008: Princess from Raleigh, North Carolina replies: "This is to Janet from Canada. You mentioned you are taking Ortho Lo, I was on that! You may want to do further research because I have found that Estrogen FEEDS fibroids. It will make you bleed more and that is why nothing seems to be working. And if you drink cow's milk/cheese etc. that is even more Estrogen, depending on where it comes from since you live in Canada. Try to avoid all fried and processed foods as well. I hope you read this before surgery!"
10/10/2008: Sherry from Longview, Washington replies: "My heavy bleeding and clotting is now under control. I am taking Yarrow to dissolve the fibroids, Maca root (is non-estrogen) to balance my hormones naturally and not feed the fibroids. I also take three teaspoon fulls of black strap molasses a day. I tried taking Apple Cider Vinager too but it was flushing out everything else I was using and my negative symptoms came back. Keeping some Shepard's Purse around for acute bleeding works. I add drops of it to a glass of water and it works within 15 mintes to stop the heavy bleeding. I haven't had to use now that things seem to be under control. I cut out the Apple Cider Vinager and now the bleeding is under control. It is a shame It can't use the Apple Cider vinager. It does help keep weight off. Maybe, after I go through the change someday, I can use the ACV."
[YEA] 01/29/2008: YS from St. Louis, Missouri: "This is a follow-up to my 8/26/2007: "Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cide Vinegar message. I.m still taking ACV 2 tablespoons twice a day and 2 tablespoons Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses twice a day (morning and bedtime). I stop putting the baking soda in the ACV, because of various posting on this site, some say it's okay and others say it's not good for your body. I ate of lot of cheese over the Thanksgiving holiday and that was a mistake. In 8/2007 I had stop eating cheese but fell to temptation, I believe it's true that dairy and firboids don't go together. I still have two very heavy days, then will almost stop, cramps are down to one day usually at the end of the cycle. However then I may spot for another week to ten days Recent blood test indicated anemia, doctor recommended taking one prenatal vitamin and eating liver 2 or 3 times a week. I will admit I'm a little skeptical about eating that much liver because it contains a high amount of cholesterol. However I have eaten it probably 5 times in the last two weeks. I've been taking the vitamins for about two weeks and I will say this month has been the best yet. I still don't plan to have surgery and I feel good. Molasses is a big help in resolving the issues of constipation."Replies
[YEA] 08/26/2007: YS from St.Louis, Mo replies: "Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cide Vinegar. I was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroid tumors. Ultrasound indicated 3 measurable tumors and a cycst. I was having most of the common symptoms associated with the fibroids. Doctor recommended that I have a supracervial hysterectomy. I prayed for healing and an alternative treatment and was led by God to this website. I have been taking BSM and ACV for 2 weeks. I started taking 1 tablespoon of BSM like cought syrup, chasing it down with a lot of water one week prior to my cycle. Also 2 days prior to my cycle I started taking 2 tablespoons ACV a fourth teaspoon of baking soda and half glass of water twice a day. Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cide Vinegar diffently ease my fibrod symptoms. Improvements: Only had to take a total of 6 ibuprofens compared to 14, only two heavy days compared to 4, severe cramps twice compared to everyday and reduce menstrual duration. I will continue the taking the BSM and ACV daily with the faith that it will shrink my fibroid. I have a follow-up in six months with my GYN. Thank you so much for this website. Ladies I would recommend trying these remedies before any surgical procedures."
09/12/2008: Mary fm Tampa from Tampa, Florida replies: "Dear YS, Can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I wanted to ask if you knew what size your fibroids were?
I have one 11 cm as of today or at least a couple of months ago when I had a MRI done. I wanted to see when you went back to do a screening if the fibroids were gone from taking ACV and molasses? did it work for you or not? If so, can you tell me how much of it to take? Are your fibroids gone as of today and are you still taking the ACV and molasses. I am due for sugery mid Oct and scared to do it and wanted to get some real answers as to it is possible to get rid of fibroids naturally I have read over 10 books now and not one single mention about thsi ACV and molasses. All these books says to eat healthier take supplements and think happy thoughts and don't stress and don't eat these types of foods that has estrogen int them which fibroids feeds on ...but then I turn around and someone is saying to eat TOFU or take this and that and it just was opposite of another say so.
I am so tired and so confused for the past year of reading and trying different things where my body is probably freaking out because it has only been a year and can you imagine trying something new every other month...no wonder my fibroid is here...there not enough time to absorb and heal. Does this ACV and Molasses work is your fibroid gone? Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
[YEA] 09/14/2007: Pam from Cincinnati, OH: "Without warning, I started experiencing pain from the fibroids I was recently diagnosed with. It seemed like right after the diagnosis the pain started even though they had probably been there for a while. I would wake up having to take four ibuprofen tablets, and that was just to start the day. It seemed like I was constantly taking pain relievers. I was praying for a natural cure and came across this website. I immediately started on the black strap molassess along with the apple cider vinegar. The first day, I waited for the pain to hit, and I'm still waiting! I was amazed how quickly relief came just by taking 1 tablespoon of the molasses and 1 tablespoon of the acv a few times a day. I feel stronger, more alert and focused, and I don't have as many food cravings. I don't know why it works but it works for me. I went from being doubled over in pain for hours waiting for the pain reliever to kick in, to enjoying my life and being more active and involved. I just have to thank God because I, too, prayed for a cure and somehow I got to this website for the answer. Thanks to all for posting and I hope what I have written will help someone else."Replies
08/08/2012: Trudy from Larchmont, New York replies: "When I read your post it sounds exactly what I am going through right now. I am going to try the molasses and apple cider vinegar starting tomorrow. Thank you and I hope this answers my prayers!"
[YEA] 08/23/2007: tara from saskatoon, saskatchewan: "I have not taken anyting yet. I am scheduled for urinary artery embolizatoin next week I have a fibroid on my uterus that is 8" and I just read this website today as a lady I met today told me about apple cider vinegar she took for her fibroids 15 years ago and they are gone! I did not beleive her. I am thinking of reschuling my surgery and giving this a try. Also I do not know where to buy the molasses?"Replies
01/26/2009: Amrita from Houston, TX replies: "You can buy black strap molasses at whole foods."
[YEA] 05/03/2007: Lisa from Durham, NC: "Fibroids (Heavy Extended bleeding), Obesity, Crohns, Arthritis, Premature grey hair: As you can see, I have quite a few things going on so I am trying the ACV and the BS Molasses just started both of these. The molasses is alot easier than ACV, I noticed numbing in my tongue after sipping the ACv all day, so I will put less than 1/4 cup in 32quarts and try it again and keep adding every couple of weeks until I get up to the 1/4. I have been bleeding heavily for at least 50 days at a time,with medication or D&C only giving temporary fixs. I am only 38years young and of course the answer the doctors are heading towards is a hysterectomy.And hopefully once this onset of the bleeding is controled the two products will also start helping the other stuff. I will keep earth clinic updated on my progress. I have also been blessed with a premature grey streak since the age of 21."Replies
06/06/2008: Mo from Baltimore, USA replies: "Try the ACV pills instead. I just started myself, so I don't know if they're as effective as the ACV, but I couldn't take drinking the ACV myself. I'm actually taking 2 ACV pills twice a day - for fibroids, fertility, & weight loss. ACV is also supposed to prevent GH outbreaks."
05/31/2009: Eileen from Roseland, NJ replies: "Right now I am sipping 8 oz of warm water, 1 TBL BSM and, 1 TBL ACV. It actually tastes pretty good. Somehow the flavors kind of balance out. I'm assuming that warm water is ok with ACV and that its ok to mix BSM and ACV together. If I shouldn't do this could someone please let me know?"
07/14/2009: Jaytee from Plainfield, IL replies: "I have just got diagnosed with fibroids two of them measuring around 5cm, uterus cyst and a enlarged uterus. I suffer from a heavy cycle, cramps and the urge to have frequent urination and constipation. I am going to try the 2 tablespoon of black strap molasses and apple cider vinegar as soon as possible I was considering other treatment but will try this first. My fear is that I dont wont to end up with a stomach like I am expecting a child when I am not pregnant, hopes this works! Will keep everyone updated"
12/03/2009: Yvette from Wilmington, Nc replies: "I have just come from the Doctor's office today. I was informed that I have 1 fibroid that is 8cm large and another that is 5cm, as well as, muliple smaller ones. I am 48 years old and I do not want to give up my uterus. I was wondering how the apple cider vinegar has been working for you. Everything that I am reading so far appears doable, but does it work?? Please get back to me..."
12/04/2009: Anja from Plano, Texas, Usa replies: "Like many others here, I just came back from the doctor's office and my surgery options were explained to me. My fibroid doubled in 2 years and is now 9cm. I am anemic and started having periods like a 14 year old teenager with a lot of clotting....also have lower back pain. I am 43 and the doctor said that considering menopause is still far away, there would be a good chance for the fibroid to keep growing and cause further complications.
He also pointed out by the way, that menopause only shrinks fibroids by about 30-50% !!!
I would like to avoid surgery at all cost of course, and went online to research natural options. So here I am. Just downed my first Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with a bit of juice, and love the taste of Blackstrap Molasses anyways so no problem there taking it straight up.
I have a question however regarding the anemia. I was prescribed an iron supplement and am now wondering if I should still take it considering the BSM is quite high in iron. DOES ANYONE KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS?"
11/01/2011: Agirl from Chicago, Illinois replies: "Has anyone's fibroids decreased in size or diminished from the ACV? PLEASE, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
It would be nice to hear some success stories from it."