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Gallbladder Attack Remedies

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Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice  

Posted by Allison (Kelowna Bc Canada) on 12/09/2013

[YEA]  I have been in pain for three days off and on with another bad gallbladder attack.Thinking this is it off to another night in the hospital.Decided I would google Home Remedies to see if I could find some relief ..AND came across Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple juice!!! , , , "YA RIGHT who comes up with these crazy things."..BUTTTT HOLY COW it worked ..with in less then 10 mins the pain is gone ..I MEAN GONE PEOPLE!!!! :) one happy mommy

Posted by Kim (San Antonio) on 12/02/2013

[NAY]  After reading all of these reviews it gave me hope that it would work. Right away I went to by the stuff for it to only make the pain worse. I'm glad it worked for everyone else but it didn't for me. :(

Posted by Aaron (San Diego, Ca) on 11/29/2013

[YEA]  Apple cider vinegar in apple juice: This absolutely works. I was enduring my second gallbladder attack. I went to the ER for the first one and they kept me over night thinking it was a heart attack. I refused to do that this time around so I felt strong enough to endure it. I wasn't. About 3 hours in I came groveling to the night god Google and he pointed here. I did exactly like everyone said and in 10 minutes too I felt good enough to write this and go to bed. Thanks so much.

Posted by Sarah (New York) on 11/21/2013

[YEA]  I can't believe how well apple cider vinegar in apple juice worked... I was just doubled over for 30 mins and found your site on my phone. Had my husband run to the gas station near by to get apple juice which I mixed with the ACV and it is been 10mins after I drank it, the pain is totally gone and my stomach is warm and happy. Thank you!

Posted by Tony (Singapore) on 11/16/2013

[YEA]  I have several attacks in the past but like some, thought it was acid reflux.

After having experienced these painful attack previously, I can anticipate an attack was building up last night and I google for pain relief. I wanted to write in to thank you for posting this pain relief remedy of ACV in apple juice. I took 2 tablespoon of ACV, mixed with a freash apple juice and within 15 mins, I am feel the attack going away.

Thank you for sharing with us this remedy and I am feel responsible and thankful to pass this on to those who are suffering this attack.

Posted by Wendy (Cumbria, Uk) on 11/08/2013

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice for Gallbladder Pain:

Just want to say THANK YOU for this rememdy. I've had gallstones for years but they've never been a terrible problem until 2 nights ago, when I actually thought I was having a heart attack - never felt pain like it, it was dreadful. Paramedics came and took me to hospital and dosed me with morphine. But my heart was fine and the docs could find nothing wrong. When my heart was all fine, I suspected gallbladder problems. After about 4 hours, the pain went and I was discharged.

But then last night, the pain came back and I googled for a remedy for instant relief. This brought me to your site. Luckily I had both apple juice and cider vinegar in the house and my husband made me up a glass of the mix. I was crying with pain; it was really dreadful. But within about 10 minutes of the applejuice cider vinegar drink, the pain just melted away.

I still can't believe how simple and effective this remedy was. It was like a miracle. So thank you again, from the bottom of my heart for sharing this information.

Posted by Joe (New Jersey) on 11/05/2013

[YEA]  Two nights ago I had my first attack. It was probably one of the most painful experiences of my 42 year old life!

found symptoms online and knew it was a gallbladder attack.

I didn't have any apple juice, but I had the ACV, I shot down about 1/2 a cup, desperate for relief.

after 3 hours of the worst pain, a warm/hot feeling came over the area under the right side of my ribcage (where most of the pain was coming from). Within 40 minutes the pain had subsided.

I'm a believer. It also want anyone reading this that its the first time I've ever replied to something like this. I feel that this information is too valuable to someone in that predicament not to have.

Posted by Dillydolly (Phoenix, Az) on 10/31/2013

[YEA]  Gallstone Pain:

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just drank 3 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar in 1 glass apple juice, and the pain got tremendously worse for about 10 min. Then, like the end of a storm, the pain began to subside and now, 20 minutes later I am all but pain free. In the past two years, these attacks last me from 2 to 12 hours. This remedy is truly a miracle. This attack began about 2 hrs ago and while still in horrible pain, I came to the computer and your website. An angel of a woman had overheard me at the vitamin dept of Sprouts Mkt just a few days ago. She came over and gave me your web site while I was asking for help for my frequent gall bladder attacks (last one just 2 wks ago). She told me to go to and I only did so now, and there was the remedy. I am so greatful to you people for your help!!!!!

Posted by Jenny (Boston, Ma) on 10/31/2013

[YEA]  Yes, agreed. Apple cider vinegar in apple juice is an incredibly fast acting remedy for gallstones! I usually need it right after eating a meal that in a restaurant that has been slathered in butter. If I don't take the apple cider vinegar, I get so nauseous I throw up within 2 hours. My gallbladder can't handle rich food any more.

Posted by Steven (Ca, Usa) on 10/08/2013

[YEA]  Gallbladder Attack: I am completely blown away at how effective this impromptu home remedy works. 45 minutes after two tbl spoons of apple cider vinegar and a store bought single serve apple juice, pain is completely gone! Thank you so much for this! Sleep time!

Posted by Luis (Ontario, Canada) on 09/10/2013

[YEA]  Just wanted to say thank you so much for the info..

I was in so much pain, that I was ready to go to the hospital, I know it was my gall Bladder because it's the 2nd time in 2 yrs, due to too much choc, ice cream.. same trigger as well 2 years ago....

So I did not have any ACV but I had Apple juice and balsamic vinegar.. Lol

2 table spoons of balsamic and a cup of apple juice and within 20 minutes I could feel the pain going away.. Its been now about 45 minutes and I can sit up and type this with barely no pain at all... So again thank you.. Wish I knew this remedy the last time, I spent the whole day in the hospital... Cheers


Posted by Beth (Toronto, On) on 08/25/2013

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice: This works!! After suffering for over 6 hours and unable to get any sleep, I googled for home remedies to stop an attack and found this website. So glad I did! Within 10 minutes of drinking it the burning sensation was gone in my chest and back and within 20 minutes the pain had subsided in my right side enough that I was able to sleep. Thank you!!!

Posted by Franb (Perigueux, France ) on 07/19/2013

[YEA]  I have been suffering with gall stone pain attacks for several years which had been misdiagnosed as gastritis. For the past week I have had several really bad attacks always at night and normal painkillers like paracetemol have had no effect. I read this eve about your Apple Cider Vinegar with apple juice recommendation. Fantastic. It's worked within 30 minutes and hopefully I will be able to get to sleep. What a great site!

Fran B

Posted by Darin (San Diego, Ca / Usa) on 02/09/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Been suffering from intermittent Gallbladder Attacks for over 20 years (maybe once or twice per month), but didn't know that's what they were until recently - I'd always been told the pain was related to my Kidney Stones (referred pain) or ulcers (stress) or GERD, so I never have received proper treatment for the pain and have just learned to live with it until the past 2 months.

For the past 2 months my Gallbladder Attacks have steadily increased to daily episodes which have lasted longer and longer until, for the past 3 weeks, the pain continued unabated 24hours per day every day.

I've come to this site because the Attacks are making daily activities, including eating and working, nearly impossible anymore and I need to find some relief from the pain and perhaps a cure as I do not wish to have my Gallbladder removed to fix this.

I've begun with the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment - it has helped reduce the pain by about 50% for a short while after taking a mixture of 4 Tablespoons of ACV with 8oz of water (chasing it with Cranberry Juice to kill the taste and help reduce my Kidney Stones), but it can't stop the pain. I plan to move on to the Epsom Salt Cleanse to see if that helps and, of course, alter my diet to remove those foods which aggravate the condition.

Thank you all, and this site, for the helpful information provided regarding Gallbladder experiences, symptoms and treatments.

Good luck to us all in dealing with this ailment.

Regards, -Darin

Replied by Kathy
the USA
I don't know about ACV for the gallbladder but thought I would mention what happened to me. When I got pregnant my husband was concerned about me gaining too much weight and I was concerned about getting stretch marks so I cut out butter on my toast and eliminated as much fat out of my diet as I could. I experienced gallbladder attacks so bad I would vomit. This would only happen in the evening. I later read that the gallbladder needs fat to contract and function properly which supports why my fat-free breakfast caused me so much discomfort at night.

Posted by Labragg (Sitka, Alaska) on 01/29/2013

Hello. I just became a big fan of this site. I've been having gallblader attacks off and on, ( more on than off) since sunday afternoon. I found your site searching on google, Thank you so much. I used the Epsom, warm water and pear juice remedy as we didnt have any ACV on hand. It has helped. I plan on stocking up on apple cider viniger as we have used it in the past for other things as well.

I was wondering if there is a gallblader flush that anyone can recamend. I've had these attacks in the past and was always told it was ulcers and treated for that. Aparently they were wrong. After reading the articals on your site I finaly know whats going on. Again thank you.

Replied by Vreed27
Granite Falls, Wa
I was diagnosed with gallstones (after having 5 or 6 attacks since Thanksgiving) I did the Hulda Clark liver/gallbladder cleanse and have not had an attack since. One week of eating vegetarian only (lots of apples and lots of apple juice - apparently the acid in the apple juice softens the stones and you don't eat any protien because it causes the liver/gallbladder to work too hard and you want it to be rested for the day of the cleanse). Then followed by the cleanse. I did the cleanse on Friday night so that I could be home on the Saturday (good thing because you are basically "chained to the toilet" due to diarrhea.

The cleanse is a follows. 3 cups of water with 4 tablespoons of epson salts mixed in. (I mixed in some fresh lemon juice to help with that nasty taste). 1 cup of olive oil 1 cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Drink 3/4 cup of the epsom salt mixture at 6:00 pm. Take the next 3/4 cup of the epson salt drink at 8:00 pm. Mix 1 cup of olive oil and 1 cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit just thoroughly. Drink at 10:00 pm and lay down immediately for 30 minutes.

When you wake up in the morning, but not before 6 am take another 3/4 cup of the epsom salt mixture. Exactly two hours later take the rest of the mixture. Be prepared - you will need to be close to the toilet! The stones will float as they are mostly made out of cholesterol. Any stones that are calcified should sink to the bottom of the toilet. I had to use some vaseline on my behind from the burning of going so much.

I was very tired after doing this cleanse. According to the directions you will need to keep doing the cleanses until no more stones come out. I will not do them more than once a month because it made me so tired.

I also did the apple cider mix and that worked after 20 minutes but it's just a temporary fix. You need to get the stones out in order to quit having the attacks. In the mean time avoid, dairy, high fatty foods such as beef/pork, chocolate, nuts. I carry the epsom salts in my bag in case I have an attack. The epsom salts relaxes the tubes and helps the stone pass. One tablespoon in a cup of water or juice. Sorry for the long explanation.

I will keep you in my prayers. Like you, I thought I had acid reflux and instead found out that my gall bladder was all this time letting me know it was full of stones.

Replied by Vreed27
Wa, Usa
Update: So I have subsequently had a couple of more attacks since my liver cleanse flushes. Both attacks were less painfull than the original attacks and they went away within 20 minutes once I had a tablespoon of epsom salts in some apple juice. (Holding my nose plugged as I gagged it down, of course).

I have found that if I take some digestive enzymes right before any "fatty" meal, I do not have attacks. I use the puritan's pride enzymes, buy one get two free. Very good deal. Also, I went to see a ND and she recommended that I take a food allergy test. I found out that I am allergic to milk, eggs, bananas and yeast. (It's been really hard to not eat dairy but I had already cut much of it out due to it causing gallstone attacks anyway. ) Eliminating these foods have also helped me to cope both with the attacks and some inflammationa and sinus issues.

I've also been having tea made from chanca piedra. I will let you know if this works once I've used it for a while. I'm working on getting my liver functioning better since that is the starting place for all gallstone issues.