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Gallbladder Attack Remedies

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Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice  

Posted by Emerson (Newton, Ma) on 12/02/2012

[YEA]  I have been having episodes with my gallbladder and scheduled for surgery. I am already regulating my diet even more but last night, felt another episode coming. I found this page before I was doubled up in pain. Unf it was too late and the stores open only had apple juice from concentrate and non organic apple cider vinegar. I started taking it before the pain was 100% (compared to previous episodes). I was careful to also stay upright the whole time.

The cocktail did work - pain subsided slowly over an hour. In an hour I was better but it had not completely subsided so I took another serving. It continued to subside but I had some stomach acidity. That said, the acidity was manageable (i.e. , wont keep me from going to sleep or not requiring Zantac). I would rather have that over the intense pain that emanates from underneath my ribs to all the way to the back. I will be going to stock up on organic apple juice/apple cider in case I need it again. Thanks ANN for sharing.

Posted by Sue (Flagstaff, Arizona) on 10/05/2012

[YEA]   Works like a charm!! Been having bad gallbladder pain for nearly 3 hours, and trying to sleep, I decided to check online for remedies. I found this and unfortunately didnt have apple cider vinegar, but used distilled white vinegar. Mixed the drink about 10 minutes ago, and still half of the cup left and my pain is going away!!! Thank you so much for this site and the testimonials... I can sleep!! =)

Posted by Denise (Santa Rosa, Ca) on 09/12/2012

[YEA]  Wow! I am so incredibly grateful to those who offered the apple juice/act remedy! Was in severe pain with my second attack and headed to a 24 hour grocery store to buy these items. Nausea was so bad that when I left the store I got sick in the parking lot. Drove home crying and in terrible pain and made the drink. That was a half hour ago. I'm now heading for a bubble bath and to sleep! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jon (Oakland, Tn) on 08/27/2012

[YEA]  This page and remedy is a lifesaver! I had two gallbladder attacks last week that put me in the ER two nights in a row. The first night night, I thought it was gas, and all the Dr did was give me narcotics until the pain stopped. I got 3 doses of morphine which took the edge off just a tiny bit if anything. Finally they gave me some dilauded which worked in about 30 seconds. They discharged me and I went home to sleep off the drugs.

The second night, I had a different ER Dr. He gave me a "GI cocktail" which was mylanta, mixed with viscous lidocain (to numb everything), and a third ingredient. It worked in about 10 minutes. Said I had GERD, gave me a prescription for Prilosec, and sent me home. The next day I saw a GI specialist, who properly thought it was my Gallbladder. The next morning I had the HIDA test and my gallbladder didn't even show up on the radiological camera photos.

Last night I felt the discomfort and pressure of another gallbladder attack coming on. I did some googleing and found this page. My wife had some apple cider vinegar and my kids had 2 100% organic apple juice left. I made the potion and in 15 minutes the symptoms were almost completely gone. In 30 minutes I was back to normal.

Thank You! I was worried this was a bogus remedy, but it works. Thank God!

Posted by Shanny (Wheat Ridge, Co) on 07/18/2012

[YEA]  I'm in the middle of a gallstone attack and was reading this trying to find a home remedy for the pain. I'm pretty suspicious when reading cures online but out of desperation I went and bought ACV and apple juice. Now this is after taking two vicodins. About an hour and a half after taking the 2nd vicodin I was still having pain. So I tried the ACV and apple juice - about a 1/2 cup of ACV and the rest apple juice to make it taste better. Within about 20-30 minutes - the pain has subsided signifcantly enough to make me want to share this. For me, it may be a combination of the pain medicine and the ACV but the pain medicine wasn't cutting it after being in my system for at least 2 and a 1/2 hours total - I took the 1st pill, waited about an hour then since pain was getting worse, took another pill. As I mentioned - about an hour and a half later the pain was still bad - but I was able to drive to the store. So glad I did. If you're having a gallstone attack - give this easy remedy a try - it's worth the $7. Apparently ACV has all kinds of other benefits too if you drink it daily.

Posted by Patrick (Boynton Beach, Florida /usa) on 07/08/2012

[YEA]  I was scheduled to have my Gall bladder removed approximetely six months ago, unfortunely I have COPD and hardening of the Arteries and the Surgeon did not get proper clearence from my Pulmonist and cardiac doctors so that day, the Hospital cancelled my appointment until I went through a series of tests, now remember I have been in serious pain for six weeks and the the ultrasound showed my Gallbladder full and I could get no relief but to eat beets and beet juice very little relief but it did help, until I read about Apple cider Vinegar three tablestones with six ounces of water or apple juice three times a day. I have been pain free for four months now and refuse to get the gallbladder removed because the surgeon and my doctor knew that the ACV does work but never told me about it. I found it on the Web, thank goodness I never miss taking my ACV three times a day. I feel like a new man gained a few pounds because now I can eat, I'm still careful with my fat intake but Pain Free

Posted by April (Toronto, Ontario) on 06/29/2012

[YEA]  ACV and Apple juice so works cant believe it- bought german cider vinegar with mother ( Cloudeness) timed it. After an hour pressure and nagging pain 90% diminished. Thank you Ann so much, so afraid of an iodine injection CT scan just to see the problem, will try this for awhile to see how it goes.

Posted by Ann (Midland, Mi) on 06/13/2012

[YEA]  I was in a great amount of pain yesterday and today that radiated from under my ribs into my mid-back. Horrible!!! I googled "immediate gall bladder pain relief" and this site came up. I drank 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (Organic) with 8 oz 100% apple juice. I experienced relief within about an hour. Whew!! I'm going in the morning to have an ultrasound of my gall bladder. I do not want to have it removed. I'm very happy the pain is gone for now. Very thankful!

Ann Midland, MI

Replied by Tina
Houston, Usa
Ann, Daily consumption of kombucha helps dissolves the stones in your gall bladder.

If you buy kombucha from a grocery store, keep on counter for 3-4 days to allow to ferment longer. The longer the ferment the better in terms of dissolving stones.

Or visit to learn to make kombucha at home for pennies. Ferment/brew for atleast 9 days to allow the properties of dissolving stones to form in the tea.

Build up daily consumption slowly. Start 4 oz per day and build to 32 oz daily within few weeks. Your stones will dissolve and you will NOT have to remove your gallbladder.

Good luck, T

Replied by Susan
Westlake Village, Ca
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Wow - I can't believe how fast this remedy works! I just took about 1/2 a glass of Apple Cider Vinegar. I didn't have apple juice, so put in some pear juice. It was a bit hard to swallow down, but 30 min. Later, my pain is greatly reduced. I've been feeling absolutely aweful for about a week - pain, a pressure/bruised feeling under my right ribs and a sharp pain through my back between my spine and right shoulder blade, gas, diarrhea, nauseau and some vomiting. I went in to see a specialist yesterday and he ordered blood tests (liver and thyroid too) and a fasting ultrasound which I just had this morning. But waiting days for a result has been aweful. He said if I get a fever or the pain is excruciating, go right to the ER. I took the drink about 30 min. Ago and I'm much more comfortable. I wouldn't say it's completely gone, but I definitely feel better.

Posted by Amber (Sacramento, California) on 05/30/2012

[YEA]  Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I have suffered from gallbladder attacks for a couple of years now. A vegetarian diet does minimize my attacks to about once a year ( I do indulge in goodies on occasion)

I had my first attack in over a year tonight and it was so severe. I came across this site and have raw ACV about an hour or so later I am 90% pain free. First 10 minutes I felt relief. Thank you so much for this information. I am truly grateful.

Grateful from Sacramento, Amber

Posted by Sufferingfromattack (Buffalo, Ny) on 04/29/2012

[YEA]  I just tried the Apple Cider Vinegar and apple juice for my gallstones and it really works. I have been suffering from an attack for over a day and this started working within 30 minutes. I can finally get some much needed rest! Thank you so much! If your are suffering give it a try, what do you have to lose!

Posted by Pete (Live Oak, Fl) on 02/24/2012

[YEA]  I can only say this about apple juice and vinegar: It works!!!

When I have a gall bladder attack, I quickly drink 1/4 cup of organic vinegar in 8 oz of apple juice. The average time for pain to stop for me is abput 10 minutes. It leaves completely at that time. I am going to try to take a couple glasses a day, maybe a teaspoon to 8 oz juice. I stopped doing that and think that was a mistake!

If you are skeptical, please by all means try this remedy and keep the juice and vinegar with you when you go out also. I avoided surgery for several years now using this method. I tell you the attacks are horrible as anyone knows who has had them.

Good luck, and God Bless. Pete

Replied by Colleen
Perry, Fl
[YEA]   Wow thank you Pete.. This really worked. I didn't have any apple juice to chase it with so just drank it straight and it took the pain away almost completely!
Replied by Roger
Georgetown, Guyana
[YEA]   My wife was having these severe heart burn like symtoms after the birth of our son. We visited many Doctors who diagnosed Acid Reflux and of course recommended a whole lot of pain medication and antacids to no avail. On our last visit to a hospital they did an indepth chack and found the problem to be as a result of gall stones. It was good that they diagnosed the problem but those people were preparing her for surgery without even informing us. We opted out and decided to check online for natural remedies and came accross this thread. To sum up the results I will just say that this thread was a blessing to us. She had one more attack the same night we first saw this thread and that was the last. She is still using the mixture twice daily and we will try the lemon juice and olive oil shortly. Once again thanks very much.

Posted by Amy (Abergavenny, South Wales) on 01/10/2012

[YEA]  I have recently been diagnosed with gallstones and awaiting gallbladder removal after suffering with numerous 'attacks'

my last attack was 3days ago and it lasted 9 hours:( I have tryed all the usual stuff painkillers from docs etc but nothing worked! The attacks are sooo painfull id rather do childbirth twice over than have gallstone pain! Soo after reading on the internet about Apple Cider Vinegar apparently easing gallstone pain I ordered a bottle to try, earlier on this evening I felt the usual gallbladder pain begining to build up, I went and made up some Apple Cider Vinegar and within 15mins of drinking it the pain eased off! Soo I am one very happy bunny this evening :)

Posted by Alan Bruce (Manila, Philippines ) on 12/29/2011

[YEA]  Dear Earth Clinic Editor ,

I wish to place on record my gratitude for the information and Guidance I found on your website .

On the Morning of December 22 , 2011 I had my first EXCRUCIATING gallbladder atack .

I am 62 yrs old and took the pian for more than ten hours whilst just lying on the marble floor face doown - the best way to minimize the Pain .

Being concerned about the spread of the infection which started in my front abdomen and spread to the right to my gallbladder I went that evening to a local hospital in terrible pain .

I was examined and underwent a blood and urine test . My blood pressure was 150/100 I was given pain killers and antibiotics for a week and recommended to return for an ultrasound . They could not tell me the exact problem but hinted that it may be kidney stone .

I told them that every time I lie down the attack starts .

Since then I could not sleep - only cat-napping in a SITTING position . I had no bowel movement for a week and lost my appetite. I had several attacks of fever and tried to sweat it out .

I discovered that HOT showers did help relieve the pain temporarily .

I purchased further antibiotics in the assumption that they were having some effect .

Being absolutely lost for a reason / cause as to the continuous excruciating pain in the right side of my lowerback I did research on the internet yesterday and found that the suspect organ was my Gallbladder .

I found your website and purchased the AJC AND AJV . Since 2200 krs PM LT last night I drank drank 3 glasses up to 0700 hrs/am this morning. The third glass produced the positive results shared by other sufferers . I have since been able to sleep and have had only one Minor attack in the last 8 hours.

I am most grateful for the information found on your website

I shall inform you of developments

Many thanks and kind regards

Seasons greetings

Alan Bruce

Manila Thursday December 29 . 2011

Posted by Vicki (Union, New Jersey) on 12/17/2011

[YEA]  My attacks started about a year ago occurring randomly every few months becoming progressively more frequent which lead me on a search for a natural remedy. I found this site earlier today and ironically had an attack tonight. So I mixed 3 tbs of ACV with apple juice and even though I read all the accounts of how well this works I have to admit I am utterly amazed. Within 40 minutes the pain is completely gone! I am SO grateful for finding this page. I thought I had to post as more proof for anyone else out there who is looking for help. Thank you!!

Posted by Karen (Nashville, Tn) on 11/26/2011

[YEA]  I just wanted to thank everyone for posting the info about ACV and apple juice! I spent Thanksgiving day in the emergency room with what I think is gall bladder issues. This is Saturday and I'm still in pain. I was sent home with pepsid and pain pills. The apple juice and Apple Cider Vinegar is giving me relief!!

Thanks everyone!!!