Gallbladder Attack Remedies

Last Modified on Dec 23, 2014

Natural Relief for Gallbladder Pain

Few things are scarier than a gallbladder attack, but once the shock goes away and you realize what is going on, a few natural remedies from home can quickly relieve the pain of a gallbladder attack. After that, a gallbladder cleanse or other home remedy can help you eliminate the causes of your digestive issues.

The gallbladder is a small digestive organ located on your right side beneath the liver and feeding into the small intestine. The organ's role is to store bile produced by the liver and release it into the duodenum as needed for intestinal digestion of fats and protein. When the organ goes bad, gallbladder symptoms include abdominal pain, pain in the right shoulder, nausea, and loss of appetite. All are the result of inflammation of the gallbladder, usually after a gallstone forms and blocks the bile duct (cholecystitis). After a few hours of gallbladder symptoms, the attack will often subside on its own. However, in some cases gallbladder surgery becomes necessary.

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Posted by Jewels51 (Ohio) on 02/25/2014

[WARNING!]  I have gall bladder attacks. People must differentiate between 2 types. One type is due to gallstones and the other due to a sphincter problem called sphincter of oddi. If there are gallstones a flush might help, I don't know, since I have no gallstones based on scans. I do have spasms in my sphinter of oddi, which is a spasm in the spincter or tubes that do not allow the bile to release. WARNING if you have this particularsphincter problem fats will make it worse. Do NOT a flush involving oil or fats of anytime, it will put you in the ER. I was taking fish oil and flax oil and my gall bladder was killing me. This is because fats cause the bile to build up because they are needed for fat digestion. When you build up fats and can't release the bile because of a spasm in the sphincter that will not let the bile flow out into the digestive system, the gall bladder overfills and backs into the pancreas at times. If you do an oil flush or increase fats pain will increase!!!! Removal of gall bladder does not help this because the sphinter is not removed with the gall bladder and in fact, gall bladder removal will often make this condition worse. I don't know the cure, however, my gall bladder and pancreatic pain calmed almost completely when I stopped the flax and fish oil and cut down on fats in general. Now if anyone knows how to get the gallbladder sphincter to relax from spasm and release the bile, WITHOUT using fats or oils, I would love to know the answer so Please POST it.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
02/25/2014
Dear Jewel51,

I read your post and think, "Lobelia! " It is an anti-spasmodic herb and we have used it with success in our house for a number of things, though not for gall bladder issues. We have used it for asthma and for suspected appendicitis.

You can buy the loose herb and make a tincture of an oil infusion. I would use this externally over the area where you have pain. It absorbs readily into the skin. You may be able to buy a tincture or oil. I can give more detail on making the infusion or tincture if you want to try that. You may also be able to take it internally and have it work, but be careful as a small amount of lobelia is a relaxant and too much is a stimulant. If your body is toxic, a small amount internally can cause vomiting.

I also would not be surprised to see a charcoal poultice or castor oil pack help you in this situation. I have used both for pain in the gall bladder area as well as for other things. There is information about both on this website.

Do you know if any foods are irritating your gall bladder? I know certain ones do mine, especially coffee, sadly!

Let us know what you find out. I hope you get relief soon.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Prioris
Fl
02/25/2014
Good information about the two types of gallbladder attacks. It is easy to just assume stone related. Won't milk thistle get the bile flowing?
Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
02/26/2014
Jewels51: To strengthen the Liver/Gallbladder and increase the flow of bile take Triple Strengthen Lecithin and Dr. Christopher's Liver/Gallbladder Formula. There are many herbal suppliers w/ different names to this formula. The one I used to take was called Liveron. An internet search should produce some good results, but if not report back and I can give you the list of the home made formula I use.

I also occasionally use lemon Water to help open things up down there.

Replied by Mary Lou
Cincinnati, Ohio
03/11/2014
To Jules51, For your spasms of sphincter of Oddi. Try 1-2 tsp of Bitters (Angostura) in water. It is in the grocery stores aisles with the drink mixes, cheapest at Walmart. It is an antispasmodic and antiflatulent. I swear by it for an upset stomach and gallbladder pain. I know it saved me from an ER visit twice in the past 20 years when I was doubled over in pain and nausea so badly I could barely speak or chew a Tums. Each time was due to meals with hidden fat, which I normally avoid. It tastes like an unsweetened coca cola, has a bit of alcohol, 44.7% by volume. Worth a try, I know I would have been in ER both times. When I can't talk, I am sick! hahaha
Replied by Erika
Atlanta, Ga
03/20/2014
I came across this site when looking for feedback on something I discovered by accident. I too have to watch fats in my diet because of gallbladder pain.

Recently I began having plain yogurt in the mornings mixed with a little honey (for flavor). I have been amazed at the positive impact it has had on my digestion and my gallbladder. Hope this helps.

Replied by Rebecca
Co, US
04/14/2014
I found that my attacks were brought on my a combo of stress (huge!!!! ), not drinking enough water, and eating a large meal late in the evening with lots of salad and dairy fats, my favorite combo. Too hard to digest. Under advice of a naturopath I take lecithin, vitamin C, fish oil, and GB 6 which is a chinese herb blend. I ditched dairy and coffee and drink green tea, which is a calmative, and I have been symptom and pain free for a year. And, I'm healthier than I've been in ages. My GB was the canary in the coal mine for me. I find that stress really triggers spasms. If I feel spasms coming on, I sip a little cider vinegar in juice, and I take a percocet which my primary doc prescribed in case of attack. In addition to helping with the sudden onset of debilitating pain, it has muscle relaxing properties that can help calm the spasming before it gets full-blown.
Replied by Rebecca
Fountain Inn, Sc
04/14/2014
Rebecca, Can you tell us the ingredients in the GB6, Chinese Herbal blend.
Replied by Rebecca
Co
04/15/2014
Rebecca, it contains china berry fruit and other herbs; it's supposed to slacken the sphincter of oddi and contract the gall bladder. I notice my gall bladder feeling "busy" or twingey when I take it; the goal is to keep things moving and/or dissolve and expel stones.
Replied by Cindy
Utah, US
06/23/2014
I have been on HRT since age 39 (early menopause) to reduce risk of osteoporosis. Can anyone tell me the effect of taking 3 Tbs ACV daily on my bone density? Does the ACV have to be downed all at once or can I mix it w/ a liter of water and sip all day? What does it do to tooth enamel?
Replied by Mikemo
Michigan
06/28/2014
ACV/apple juice remedy: Be advised this does not work in all situations. If your gallbladder is inflamed or has a wall thickening issue, this remedy MAKES ATTACK MUCH, MUCH worse. I tried it and ended up in ER 2 hours later.....
Replied by Phil
San Jose, California
07/18/2014
Consider adding magnesium to your diet. Magnesium is needed for muscle relaxation, while calcium is needed for muscle contraction. Muscle spasms may indicate magnesium deficiency. Dark leafy greens contain magnesium, since it is part of the chlorophyll molecule. You could also use a supplement such as magnesium malate tablets, which readily decomposes in the digestive tract into a bio-available form of magnesium and malic acid, the latter being found in apples.
Replied by Joy
Michigan
08/17/2014
Try magnesium. I'm in facebook group called Magnesium Advocacy Group and learned there that magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant. I get mine from a simple teaspoon of milk of magnesia 3 to 4 x a day.
Replied by Timh
KY
08/18/2014
@Joy: Have you ever tried Epsom Salt aka Magnesium Sulfate?? I use M.S. daily in a warm foot-bath w/ good results. The Sulfur in combination w/ Magnesium make for a very good detox & healing remedy.
Replied by Rt
Alabama, US
09/06/2014
My grandmother had to have a splint placed in her duct. Also, I read epsom salts dilates the duct.
Replied by Azm
Massachusetts
09/21/2014
Can some of you give examples of fatty foods you eat that trigger the gallbladder attacks? I realize it will differ from person to person, but, at this point I am afraid of what to consume so I don't get an unexpected attack.

For instance, salmon is fatty, as are potato chips (I really don't eat them, but this is for contrast of example), olive oil and or salad dressing? Chicken skin? Stuff like that...

Can we get a list going of what people have problems with?

Thank you!
Anthony

Replied by Anne
Houston, TX
10/14/2014
Organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and grape-seed oil are best. Olive oil is an inexpensive and effective body lotion. Coconut oil has a very high flash point which makes it best for cooking. Some brands have very little nutty taste while others are pretty strong.

A more serious threat from fish is toxins such as cadmium, mercury and DDT. Avoid farm raised seafood. Safest fish are Alaskan wild caught salmon, northern mackerel (not King) and halibut. These are also rich in essential omega fats 3,6,7,8 and 9.

Global Healing Center's website has a plethora of exceptionally well written articles.

Replied by Jill
Texas, US
11/01/2014
Fried foods seem to be my big trigger. But, I have found that when I feel an attack coming on, usually within thirty minutes of eating, I can drink two bottles of water, quickly, and it will greatly reduce the pain and it will eventually go away all together. Short of that, I don't eat much in large portions.
Replied by Douglas
Georgia
11/22/2014
I experienced a gallbladder attack back in March of 2011, 48hrs after quitting smoking. Had the typical ultrasound & hida scan works, all was well, so I figured it could be a withdrawal reaction. In my past 46 years, I've been in the hospital overnight only once in 2004. Now in the past month, I've been admitted twice...

1) 103.7 fever & sepsis, at which time I had mild lower left abdomen pain/ diverticulitis, but reason for fever & sepsis...Unsure?

2) Nov 9th had a one time episode diarrhea & nausea which caused a fainting episode, although the fainting is expected to be related to straining/vagus nerve, but still no diagnosis.

Now, three nights ago had my gallbladder attack...My question is: Is it possible to have a gallbladder issue w/ no painful symptoms? I mean could my 2 previous hospital visits be related to gallbladder?

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia
11/22/2014
I have gallbladder attacks , no pain, just an uncomfortable feeling in my side - more like a stitch it took doctors six months to find, so yes you can have attacks without pain.

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Posted by Jonnygouda (Madison, Wi) on 11/22/2014

[YEA]  Thank you folks. My wife came home with a serious gall bladder attack (she blamed it on eating too many fatty foods lately) and she was in so much pain she was throwing up and crying. I felt helpless because it just wouldn't stop. In a fit of desperation I typed "gall bladder attack remedy" into Google and up I came with this site. I keep apple cider vinegar on hand for my heart burn but didn't have apple juice so we used cranberry instead. It didn't take 45 minutes before she began to feel relief. Not perfect but it backed off enough to allow her to go to bed (she didn't drink all of the juice, so maybe if she had the pain would have disappeared even more). This really appears to work an tomorrow I'll have her drink some more juice and avoid fatty foods. Awesome site, folks!

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Posted by Dar (Bedford, Pa) on 10/20/2014

[YEA]  The apple cider vinegar and apple juice combo really helped my gallbladder pain. Yesterday I was ready to go to the ER but it calmed it so much. I did it again this morning and will do it again this evening to make sure I got all the toxins out. I would recommend this to anyone!!

Replied by Lucia
Oregon, US
11/15/2014
[YEA]   Thanks for the info I was thinking tonite to head to the ER but I didn't til my Good friend Melanie (egomama) told me about this. Thank God for her! <3 she rocks but I guess I don't have to head to the ER tonite woot!
Replied by Kat
Tampa, Fl
11/16/2014
[YEA]   First, thank you to everyone for some of the best advice ever given! For approx. six months, I have had attacks after eating various types of foods. There was no rhyme or reason to the frequency of the occurrences and I previously had no GI issues. By process of elimination (after an attack) I dropped certain foods from my diet. Still the attacks continued. Pain traveled from the gall bladder area to the back and shoulders. Scary. Also scarier, the fact that I have no insurance. Somehow, I found your site. After reading several posts suggesting ACV and apple juice, I decided to give it a go. Since I had neither of the ingredients at the time, I mixed cranberry juice and rice wine vinegar and within 30 minutes, the pain subsided. The next day, I went immediately and purchased the apple juice and ACV. I plan to keep these items as staples forevermore.

Thank you again.

Replied by Grace
California, US
12/14/2014
Does anyone know if this remedy helps AFTER gallbladder surgery? Had surgery last week after avoiding it for 15 years and getting progressively worse. Having pain right in gallbladder location, and wondering if ACV is appropriate this soon after surgery?

Posted by Rox (Texas, US) on 09/27/2014

[YEA]  I've experienced gallbladder pains twice a year for the past 5 yrs. The pain is unbearable from the right side of my stomach and all of my back. No sitting position seems to work. I have been experiencing pain for the past 2 days hoping it would go on its own. I came across this site after I just couldn't handle the pain anymore and found this god sent remedy. By some miracle I had all ingredients on hand. It's been 30 min since I've drank this holy concoction and my pain has subsided. I'll make sure to have these on stock and drink everyday! Thank you to all who have posted.

Posted by Richard (Miami, Florida, US) on 08/27/2014

[YEA]  I have used apple cider vinegar for so many different purposes. Besides helping alkalize the body, I have found that it works great for people who are going through a full blown gallbladder attack.

The recipe that I have used is adding one or two tablespoons in an 8 ounce glass of organic apple juice at least 3 times a day. This really works miracles. But it does not take care of the actual cause which are gallstones or congestion. Only works if you are going through some gallbladder symptoms or as a preventive measure.

Posted by Mitch (Usa) on 07/31/2014

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice for Gallbladder Attack

Another believer after unbearable pain. This natural remedy is truly amazing. Last time we took olive oil and lemon which seems counterintuitive now. Is it too soon to drink the beet apple cure smoothy cleanse? Also wondered why Dr Oz suggested a spoonful of ACV every day. Might not be a bad idea after this episode. Thanks to all that posted so I could get relief and sleep!

Posted by K (Delray Beach, Fl) on 07/25/2014

[YEA]  Gallbladder Attack Treatment - it really works!!!

I've been sick for 4 days, and can't go to the hospital. This is nothing short of miraculous. I drank the ACV in fresh apple cider, and within 30 minutes, pain started to subside. With next glass, I fell asleep and woke up with NO PAIN!!!! Does this mean it is not a valve problem? I hope so, because I plan to proceed with the cleanse tonight unless someone out there has had a bad experience or a reason to not do the cleanse just yet.

Posted by Govols (New York) on 07/21/2014

[YEA]  I have suffered with occasional (4 to 8 times per year) gallbladder pain since I was a child. As a teen I was hospitalized due to the pain and was told that the issue was just gas pressure. Later testing in my thirties proved that my gallbladder functions at about only 10% of what it should. After this I was referred to a surgeon who told me that doing the surgery was no problem, he did this surgery every day. He said 85% of his patients are "cured." However, about 15% experience side effects. One of the side effects is lifelong chronic diarrhea. So, I could either take the chance with the surgery or watch the fat content in what I consumed. I chose the latter and the surgeon gave me a reaffirming nod;-)

This past weekend I sensed another flare up as the pressure and pain slowly increased under the right side of my rib cage. I drugged up last night with anything I could find (over-the-counter) to knock me out and help me sleep. I woke up feeling better. However, after lunch the pain came roaring back with a vengeance. I had to leave work early. On the way home I drove by our local health food store to see if they had any insights (they always do a GREAT job) but they were closed, bummer! Got home and began taking anything I could find to help ease the pain (again, over-the-counter only.) Then I thought I would search the internet for "natural cures." That's when I found this article on this site.

I found organic Apple Cider Vinegar and mixed 3 teaspoons with 8 oz of apple juice and sipped the concoction until it was gone. Over the course of about an hour and fifteen minutes I went from wanting to curl up in fetal position due to the pain to feeling just some mild pressure. Not sure how this will turn out BUT this solution has been RADICALLY more effective than anything else I have tried for the last 30 years. Now I'm sipping an a second batch just to see what happens.

It is absolutely unbelievable. I cannot say if it will work for anyone else, but it has truly been a God-send for me. I wish you all good health, body soul, and mind.

Posted by Bobe (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/19/2014

[YEA]  I had my first gallbladder attack back in January of this year. I went to an urgent care center where the MD diagnosed the problem within seconds. He offered me a shot, which I accepted, and it stopped the attack in less that 15 minutes. This morning, I woke up with excruciating pain on my right side. At first I wasn't sure if it was my gallbladder or perhaps appendicitis. After moving around for about 30 minutes, the pain definitely centered higher in my abdomen. I was sweating a bit so I decided to also take my temp. When I saw that my temp was normal, I became convinced that it was my gallbladder again. I remembered reading about ACV on this site back in January. Faced with deciding to go to the ER, or trying this remedy, I decided to try it. Sure enough, within 15 minutes after drinking the ACV with apple juice, the symptoms (PAIN) went away! Someone asked in their post if ACV pills would work. I've not heard of ACV pills and I didn't notice any reply. Does anyone know? I'm about to leave for an extended trip in 2 weeks and I would love to figure out if I can have an emergency remedy in my back pocket. Thank You!

Replied by Marie
Bc, Canada
09/08/2014
Hi the ACV pills I found are: GNC. Total Lean. Apple Cider Vinegar Complete... They seem to work for me most of the time but my issues are a very large stone and I still hafta get surgery but I find the pills have helped to ease my pain...
Replied by Anne
Houston, TX
10/14/2014
[YEA]   Although pill form of ACV may be better than nothing, I believe the liquid is superior. It doesn't have to dissolve before reaching your stomach. It has live Mother enzymes and is full of active anti-oxidants. Having a small bottle in your luggage wouldn't be a problem at the airports.

Posted by Truckwife (Ranger, Tx.) on 06/08/2014

[YEA]  Hi, I'm 57 yrs old and have high blood pressure controlled by medication and 220 Cholesterol. I have been reading this thread for a few days now, and am going to start the process today after waking up yet again with a painful attack. The first attack I had was about 7 years ago, of course, not knowing what it was, but since then they have become more frequent. The attack I had this morning was the same as usual, 6 hours after fat intake. But this time I drank 8oz of apple juice with 1 tbs of ACV and 45 min. later I was able to go back to sleep. Usually, I would be up for the next 6 hours doubled over in pain wondering whether I should go to the ER. I don't have insurance so I just deal with it! Since the AJ and ACV that I got from another website, worked I'm going to assume these attacks are gallbladder related. What God gave me, I'm not giving up without a fight!! My only concern is the affect on my blood pressure. Any thoughts??

Replied by Timh
KY
06/09/2014
This confers my suspicion that liver/gall problems can cause hypertension thru reduction of blood flow. You will also need to support your liver (Milk Thistle, Turmeric, and Artichoke herbs) while cleansing the gallbladder. During this time your BP will probably drop so you must take a BP reading daily and adjust (lower) the medication accordingly.
Replied by Truckwife
Ranger, Texas
06/09/2014
Thank you for your reply.. but I have had BP problems for 20 years, so not likely it is related to my gallbladder problems. What do I need to do with Milk Thistle, Turmeric and Artichoke ??
Replied by Timh
KY
06/11/2014
Truckwife: I have found a direct correlation between liver and/or kidney problems and hypertension. This seems to be an issue of blood, urine, and bile flow.

Be careful w/ your logic. If you were to, say, begun having gallbladder issues at the beginning of 2014 and conclude that for many yrs prior there was no (noticeable) problem. One can have gallstones for many yrs and worsening all the time until finally there is a crisis.

The herbs I suggested increase bile flow; increased bile flow reduces gallstones.

Replied by Truckwife
Ranger, Texas
06/11/2014
Timh...So If I understand you correctly, my high BP could be from my system not working properly and I should take Milk Thistle as a daily routine? Does Milk Thistle work alone or only with the other herbs you mentioned? Will it reduce the gallstones I may already have or prevent new ones from forming? Thanks
Replied by Timh
KY
06/12/2014
Yes, these recommendations should help to some degree almost immediately as well as long-term. My first symptoms of gallstones were irregular heart beat and heart pain which were totally relieved by the flush.

The liver herbs I mentioned are predominately used for protective regenerative effects specifically for hepatic function. Dr Christopher developed an herbal formula specifically to improve liver/gall function and increasing bile flow. Taking a supplement of either Glycine or Taurine will increase bile production. All this will help digestion and elimination. Also recommended to reduce or prevent cholesterol gallstone is Lecithin and Choline/Inositol. The Christopher formula was once marketed as Liveron but is now called something else like Liver Tone or something (not sure). Also big on the herb list for liver/gall as well as kidney is Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, and Yellowdock Root. Cranberry and Parsley are the top 2 herbals for kidney problems.

Replied by Truckwife
Ranger, Texas
06/14/2014
Well, I am going to be doing the last part of the gallbladder cleanse tomorrow. One question tho, is it ok that I have been drinking my usual quart of water along with the quart of apple juice every day for the last 6 days? I was starting to think that maybe the water is diluting the apple juice and therefore preventing it from softening any possible gallstones. And advice is welcome....Thanks!

Posted by Rod (East) on 05/02/2014

[YEA]  I had some sharp pains, since I didn't have any Apple Juice, I added 2 tblsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to a glass of water and had 2 apples, the sharp pains have gone and now I can lean down a bit better. Since this has worked a bit, then my message to everyone is try to always have your oily food with either ACV or some lemon juice to prevent this attacks from happening - it also make the food more tasty anyway.

Posted by Katt (Austin, Tx) on 03/31/2014

[YEA]  I am waiting on having my gallbladder removed. Had some discomfort tonight after eating a little excessively. Went out and bought some 100% apple juice and ACV. I used 1 TBS to 8 oz of juice. It is 40 minutes later and the pain and pressure are going away. Glad I found this. Will Be a drink I'll mix in the morning and take to work in case of pain.

Posted by Rastomp (Raleigh Nc) on 03/16/2014

[YEA]  My doctor found 3 "silent" gallstones while looking to see if my kidney stones were gone. They act up if I have sour cream, cream cheese, etc I have been doing the apple cider with mother/apple juice for the last few days and it is great!! I heat up the cider/juice in a cup, and sip it slowly twice a day. Have not had one peep from the stones since. Very happy and will continue this daily.

Replied by Macy
San Juan City, Philippines
04/01/2014
[YEA]   I am now having terrible gallstone attack and its been days. I took several Buscopan Plus capsules but the pain did not go way. I did not bother tell anyone about since I am afraid to end up again in an ER. Last night I tried taking 2tbs of ACV mother but to no avail. After reading some tips here I increased it to around 6 ounces with apple juice. It was very unpleasant to the point that I'm going to vomit. Now after 15 minutes, the sharp stabbing pain that goes through my back subsides to almost gone but the burning sensation is still there which is much more tolerable. I am so afraid to have any kind of operation - just the thought of visiting a hospital makes me so nervous. Good thing I have ACV by Braggs in hand and I swear it is working even in the most excruciating pain that I just experienced for two days in a row.
Replied by Arya926
Port Huron, Mi
04/09/2014
[YEA]   to Macy fromSan Juan City: I am also afraid to have my gallbladder removed. I was recently released from the hospital and I am determined to do anything necessary to keep all my parts. I learned that barberry bark will slowly dissolve gallstones and it is the main ingredient in Dr.christopher's liver and gall bladder formula. I have been taking it since I got home from the hospital and, although it has only been about 10 days, I am feeling much better.

i have tried to cut many of the fats from my diet and I also take a digestive enzyme tablet before each meal. If the meal will contain fat, I add a betaine hcl tablet to help digest the fat so my gall bladder and pancreas don't have to work so hard.

i indulged a bit last night and ended up sick all night; however, I took some Apple Cider Vinegar and the symptoms have subsided. Usually, I am sick for several days so I think it really helped.

Replied by Grannypooh
Austin, Tx
04/22/2014
Thank you, Thank you!

I've been having discomfort in the gall bladder area for two+ days...had to be the Easter Dinner with all the fat...

I went to the store and got the apple juice and apple cider vinegar (with the mother)...and proceeded as others have...it was a very few minutes and the discomfort is gone. Why and how does it work this way? What's the mixture to do the daily preventive?

Replied by Anne
Houston, TX
10/14/2014
Dr. Group at Global Healing Center recommends adding a couple of tablespoons of Braggs ACV, a tablespoon or so of Aloe Vera juice and the juice of 1/2 a lemon to a gallon of distilled water. Drink 1/2 your weight in ounces each day. I.e. if you weigh 150 lbs., drink 75 oz./day.

Posted by Db (South Carolina) on 03/06/2014

[YEA]  Last night, after my 3rd "attack" in 6 days of what sounds like gall bladder issues, husband found this site. Was on hour 5 of hurting, drank the ACV with AJ and, just like the other comments here, the pain was gone with 20 minutes! Then I slept like a baby! Am following up with doc today to determine root cause. But am praising the Lord for His natural medicines!

Replied by Marie
North Las Vegas Nv
03/06/2014
[YEA]   Thank you so much for your posting. I made the mixture 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar with 8 oz apple juice. I was on the verge of another ER visit. I drank the cocktail and in about 45 min was able to fall asleep. I actually use the vinegar all the time but it had been so long since I have had a gall bladder attack that I forgot. I like adding it to the apple juice. It made it much more tolerable. Hope your husband feels better too!!
Replied by Joey
Chicago
03/08/2014
[YEA]   I just read this, I ended up in the hospital Friday night with the most unbearable pain imaginable, it took 3 shots of pain killers to dull the pain. I had and ultrasound and I have gallstones. Still in pain I've been looking up everything possible when I say this. My sister kindly went to the store and picked up ACV and apple juice( they didn't have organic ) I just drank 8 oz of Apple juice with 3 table spoons of ACV and the pain is gone. Thank all of you sooooo much. That did in ten minutes what 3 shots of strong painkillers failed to do
Replied by Paula
Va
03/29/2014
If the apple juice and vinegar does not work, only sometimes, why is that? Going back to get results in 2 days. The pain across upper back is unbearable.
Replied by Rahoz
Bc
04/17/2014
Paula from Va, the pain shooting towards back is a sign of pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis) and SHOULD NOT be ignored. Many patients with gallbladder problems can have concomitant chronic pancreatitis.
Replied by Timh
Ky
04/18/2014
My pancreatitis pain is almost always between the shoulder blades. I have used Dr Christopher's P14 herbal formula w/ good or lifesaving results. Buffering salts were also needed as acidosis was severe. Most recently I use a strong magnet over the gall/pancreas area for about 30 min w/ good results. For gallstone prevention I suck menthol cough drops fallowed w/ liquids. Menthol literally melts cholesterol stones.
Replied by Laura
Aldergrove, Bc, Canada
08/21/2014
I've been having attacks for years now and wound up in the ER last month because my family doctor talked to the surgeon she knew, he wanted me to come in immediately because he was worried I might have stones in my bile duct. I did....wound up having an ERCP (laparoscopic procedure) to remove them. Now waiting for the surgery to remove my gallbladder. BE CAREFUL with your gallbladder, the stones may not pass even with home remedies and can end up blocking your liver! Go to the ER if you have a fever or yellowing of the skin cause that can be a sign of that happening!
Replied by Bobby
Il
11/25/2014
Your liver has gallstones too! This is the reason people still have issues after having the bladder removed.

Posted by Happy Wife In Nj (New Jersey, Usa) on 02/08/2014

[YEA]  My husband has gall stones and was having attacks every 2 months or so for 6 months starting about a year and a half ago. After a trip to the ER on the 4th or 5th attack, he learned he had gall stones. Started eating healthier and only had one mild attack in the last year. He became a little more lax recently and tonight had an attack that came on rapidly. After the last attack I had read about this remedy and bought a bottle of apple cider vinegar to have on hand just in case. I looked up remedies today and was reminded about this one so I told him and he ran to the store to get apple juice. He drank the concoction (3 1/2 tablespoons to about 8 oz apple juice). He was in a decent amount of pain and tried a few different positions to ease his discomfort. He finally laid on the couch and after about 15 minutes following drinking the potion told me to throw a post up here on the forum to say that it really worked! He's feeling much better. He's still on the couch not wanting to jinx it but I'm so happy he's feeling better and hopefully won't need a trip to the ER tonight!!!

Replied by Centralperkeast
Atlanta, Ga
02/10/2014
My son is 19 and has been suffering off and on for several years. Last night was his worst attack. I've just given him 3TBS mother of vinegar in organic apple juice. Is there a maintenance version of this to prevent more? For example, can he take this daily?
Replied by Hatman
Asheville, Nc
02/22/2014
[YEA]   Apple cider vinegar in apple juice works just like everybody says!
Replied by Ann14
Texas
03/03/2014
Hi, I am wondering- how long do we drink the apple juice with ACV for a gallbladder attack. After that first glass, what about the next day? Thank you
Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
03/04/2014
Ann: Without the presence of gallbladder disease, many people have adopted a one dose ACV/Apple Cider for an array of general health conditions. The list of positive benefits of daily ACV is a long one, so drink up.
Replied by Ann14
Texas
03/04/2014
So drinking this drink will not irritate your stomach? Where can I read about the healthful benefits of this drink. Thank you again
Replied by Ann14
Texas
03/04/2014
I forgot to ask this: If a person has acid reflux, I take over the counter Prevacid everyday 2 tablets once in the morning. What I don't understand is that I would think ACV would be irritating to the stomach, (which I haven't felt yet) I have been taking the ACV with apple juice for a couple of days now. Does anyone know if this will irritate the stomach more or is it less? I do know that fermented sauerkraut has been suggested for acid reflux. I thought "OMG" that would be so irritating, but I guess not. Does anyone here have acid reflux?
Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
03/04/2014
Dear Ann,

I have had acid reflux in pregnancy (and once it a while at other times.) I would live on TUMS. (Not good.) I ended up on prescription medication for reflux. In my last pregnancy I used Apple Cider Vinegar the whole time. Never took any tums or any prescription for it. It also helped my gall bladder issues to settle down. Yes, I agree, it seems like vinegar would be irritating to the stomach, but I found that opposite to be true. Perhaps for some, it would bother them, but many find it helpful. I have used it now for year and love it.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Rahoz
Bc
04/17/2014
@Ann14 from Texas: ACV, though sound and taste "acidic" and thus one may think it would cause more acidity and worsen acid reflux, however, its not about the acidic taste but the end products of ACV (and lemon juice too) in body which are actually alkaline in nature. If you look up acid reflux section of this website, you will be surprised to see how hundreds of people actually found relief and even cure from acid reflux (GERD) by using ACV.

I myself had an esophageal motility disorder which would cause me extreme reflux symptoms to the point of vomiting every thing out. No meds worked but ACV has almost cured it. Last year I only had 4 reflux incidences resulting in vomiting, where as it used to be at least twice every day just two years ago.

I would suggest you give ACV a fair chance with full confidence and get rid of prevacid or any other PPI you might be using for reflux as they rob body off much needed magnesium resulting in increased migraine headaches and hypertension over the years, where as ACV actually provide good amount of Mg too and has no side effects. I have become a strong believer in ACV now.

Replied by Catie
Idaho
12/09/2014
Ann -

This might sound ridiculous... but, contrary to popular medicine, heartburn (*usually*) is a result of low stomach acid. When you eat food but don't have sufficient stomach acid (HCL) to digest the food, the food will start to putrefy in your stomach, creating it's own acids. *Those* acids can definitely damage your stomach. You can take Tums or Prevacid to ease the pain, but they don't address the real problem (low stomach acid), and in fact can make it worse, by neutralizing what little stomach acid you do have.

A better solution to heartburn is to actually introduce good acid to your stomach. You can do this by taking HCL in pill form, or by taking shots of ACV because it has the same pH as stomach acid does. I don't get heartburn anymore since going this route, and my digestion has improved (until running into gallbladder problems recently, which is what brought me here). I would be very careful with using meds like Prevacid and OTC remedies like Tums or Rolaids. I used to pop these regularly when I had bad heartburn, but I now never, ever need them. Both HCL and ACV will stop my heartburn within 2 or 3 minutes if I need them.

Replied by Katherine
Chicago, Il
12/23/2014
Dear all suffering with Gall Bladder issues:

My Boyfriend was suffering with GB issues a few years back. He eats way to many beef burgers... Anyways he was hospitalized and they told him they wanted to take out his gall bladder.

This is what prompted me to look into a natural remedy. If the problem is from behavioral/ eating habits vs. hereditary there is no need to remove body parts. (My opinion at the time)

So I found 2 recipes that have helped his issues subside almost immediately.

Recipe one is the one from above mixing apple cider vinegar with apple juice.

Recipe two is a combination of 1/4C of olive oil to 8oz of Coca cola. Yes its rather gross, drink it fast! Then lay on your left side so your gall bladder is on the top side for about 15-30minutes. You will feel some discomfort. But the gall stones will move through your system. Once the discomfort has subsided you can go about your day.

Other tips: Try to limit your beef consumption especially from places like McDs. Switch over to other forms of meat like turkey or chicken. Add more vegetables to your diet. Have salad made with red lettuce or spinich, broccoli and cauliflower are also excellent choices.


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