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Posted by Tuvia (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/28/2012

Great site, My foot blew up and I can't walk on it. Iwent to the emergency room and the head podiatrist diagnosed it as gout. My toe is not blown up and my uric acid is the blood is shown to be normal. If I take Apple Cider Vinegar will it have an effect on my taking comudin for blood thinning. I had phlybetis this year on the same foot.

Posted by Maldito (Riverside, California) on 06/18/2012

I have been struggling with Gout for the past 14 years, I have given up eating red meat and pork because my flare up were rapid and frequent when eating both types of those meats. This helped for about 5 years without a sinlge flare up, but know I have been to the Doctors about six times for 600ml pills of Iburofren which does help. (helps the flare and inflammation go away for at least a little while). So I found this website hoping I will not need another Rx. ever again. I just took 2 tbls of the ACV and will start drinking alkaline spring water. Will post in a few days with the results. Just want to thank my wife who went to the store at 11:30 at night to buy ACV and the Alkaline water so I can feel better. I really do hope this works.....

Posted by Mojosing (Olympia, Washington) on 06/07/2012

[YEA]  I'm 40 years old and overweight. I'm a man, 6 foot 2 and I just went on a crash diet - lost 30 lbs in 6 weeks and was feeling really good. That's when I had my first bout of gout! What is this! I found out that a few relatives on my Dad's side had dealt with it in the past and I was livid that I had this awful disease! I'm a vegetarian and didn't know anything about gout. I had to ask my parents if our family had ever had it and to my surprise they did.

Anyway, to the point. I immediately went to any website to find a remedy. I don't like taking any medications and have never taken any drugs in my life. I wasn't going to start something like Colchicine at this point in my life. My first attack, hurts like the devil. I tore my rotator cuff 20 years ago and this pain is twice as bad! I had a serious back injury 10 years ago, and gout pain is worse!! My attack has been going on for 6 days now. I had to go to work, and used a cane. I get around really slow, and people feel sorry for me. Most of my friends don't know much about the disease.

So I'm fed up and last night I took 2 TSP of ACV with the 'Mother'. Mom had bought it 8 weeks ago for our cats. They say it's a miracle cure for cats with eye infections, so we had some in the cupboard. I woke up this morning and the pain was down 80%!!! Wow! So, I took another 2 TSP 10 minutes ago. I will keep you posted. It obviously works and will monitor the next few days. Next time I feel the twinge, it's right to the ACV! Thank God for this site - thanks people!!!

Posted by Wendy
Columbus, Ohio/usa
06/12/2012
[YEA]   "Just wanted to add my experience with getting my first bout with gout.

Labor Day weekend 2006. ALL weekend I was in agony. At the time, I didn't know it was gout. I thought I had broken my foot!!

I go to the Urgent Care and the doc prescribes colchicine and probenicid. I knew enough about how people get gout, and I told the doc that I don't drink, I rarely eat red meat, I never eat organ meat. The doc look "confused"! Gee!

So, over the next week or so, I researched each one of the current Blood Pressure meds I was on. (Have to be on them, prophylactically, due to having only 1 kidney).

Turns out the Indapamide (diuretic) I was taking had this warning: "Do not take if you're prone to gout attacks". I thought what the HE*L????!!!!! Seemed to me that Indapamide actually CAUSED my gout! Absolutely NO history of gout on both sides of my family!

Long story short, I had my nephrologist take me off the Indapamide. From 2007-2010, I had @ 2-3 bouts per year and always had the cochicine handy. Then my nephrologist put me on Allopurinol (rids the body of excess uric acid) and I've been gout-free since (knock on wood! ).

THEN I found this site!! OMG, what a find! I've been taking the Organic ACV regularly for the past 3-4 weeks for allergies (and no more allergies! ), and realized that it also is a great remedy for gout.

So, instead of 2 Allopurinol per day, I'm down to 1/day. And, in a week or so, I'll be off it for good. Keeping my fingers and gout-free toes crossed that the ACV will really keep me gout-free!

Thanks so much earthclinic!! You're the BEST!!

Posted by Gatoencerrado
Riverside, Ca
11/04/2012
Even if you're a vegetarian you can still get gout. Mushrooms, asparagus, and lugumes are high in uric acid. I'm a vegan and my family has a history of gout. I still get gout occasionally, about once every two years, when I eat mushrooms or asparagus and don't drink enough water. When I do get it I drink a lot of cherry juice and it usually goes away within 24 hours. Next time I get it, I'll try ACV.
Posted by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/usa
11/05/2012
To lessen and remove most, if not all, inflamation, including osteoarthritic symptoms AND gout, I've been been drinking @2-3 times per week the coconut milk/turmeric/cayenne pepper remedy. It really does work!! I found the recipe here on EC (just search for it). Here is how I make it:

1 can coconut milk - I believe the whole-fat is preferred but it's 400 cals/can! So I've opted for the low-fat. I pour the whole can (14 oz) into my blender, add 2 teaspoons turmeric (get it in bulk cheap at the Indian store), add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (also in bulk at the Indian store), and about 1/4 cup of organic apple juice to sweeten the recipe and lessen the intensity of the cayenne! Sometimes I add a small banana and some protein powder.

What I've read is the cayenne increases the benefits of the turmeric by 400%.

Well, I'm amazed that after 1-2 weeks of drinking this 2-3 times per week, the osteoarthritic symptoms are all but gone! And, knock on wood, I haven't had ANY gout attacks in awhile. Note also that I try to avoid any/all sugar, as well as avoiding the "white" foods (flour, rice, etc. ), and avoid processed foods.

Posted by Patty (Limestone, Tn) on 05/09/2012

How much vinegar do you use when you have gout? How long do you keep taking it?

Posted by Sandyg
Kanpur, Up, India
02/15/2013
3 Posts
If suffering from gout, you must mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to one glass of water and drink it once daily.
Posted by Lengado4
Aguanga California
09/19/2013
Going thru a bout of gout in my elblow have golf ball size knot. Came home for lunch. Drinking tea with Apple cider vineger 1big tablespoon and 20 mls of epilobian extract very powerful anti inflammatory, will suck it down and go for a walk.

Posted by Bruce N. (Saskatoon, Sk) on 04/15/2012

[YEA]  Happy I came across this site. I've had gout attacks before in the last two years. However, all I did was stay off my foot and drank a lot of water and felt better in 24 hrs.

However, I had an attack 4 days ago, and drinking water did nothing. Read the comments on this page today and thought I would give ACV a try. Bought a jug of Heinz ACV at Safeway, took some of that with baking soda and honey, ate some blueberries, strawberries, and grapes about an hour ago and I cannot believe the difference.

Thank God I found this site as I thought I would be calling in sick to work tomorrow. Now I won't have to... Thanks to all for your posts.

Posted by G-out
Dublin, Ireland
07/21/2012
Looking at site. Have put up with it for a month with white cabbage and celery not doing anything. I'll try the water and Apple Cider Vinegar and report back. Delighted to see some of these things work. I can't be called 'hoppy' for the rest of my life...

Posted by Vail (Saint Joseph, Michigan) on 03/14/2012

Thank you everyone that provided feedback on the ACV therapy for gout attacks. The standard meds are so rough on the digestive system, this is a welcome alternative.

I have gone several years without any attacks and in the last two weeks, have had horrible attacks in my right knee which is awful. You basically have a dead limb during the worst part of the attack.

Here's hoping this natural remedy does the trick tonight!

Again, thank you!

Posted by Rseg1 (Arcata, Ca) on 03/05/2012

[YEA]  On friday I could feel a gout attack coming and I did some web surfing for a home cure and stumbled on earth clinic and found a remedy for gout using acv. By saturday I could barely walk. I started taking 2 tbs avc with 8 oz of water every three hours by sunday morning I felt 100%. This actually works. I am so happy. Thank you.

Posted by Njprincealbert (West Milford, Nj) on 02/19/2012

[YEA]  I tried Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for Gout after a long week of severe suffering during my first attack. I was also taking heavy doses of Ibuprofen at the time, and the first attack lasted about two weeks, so I was not too conviced, but I kept some organic ACV in the cabinet just in case since then.

I'm glad I did.

Another attack, but this time I started taking a shot glass of ACV with a glass of water with baking soda dissolved in it - to prevent any tooth degredation - several times a day, including during the night when I got up to use the toilet. I also took a normal dose of Ibuprofen with the first dose of ACV, but did not need it after that. All the same symptoms are there, but GREATLY reduced to a quite bearable level.

I've just added some Black Cherry Extract and a pinch of Celery Seed and Seltzer Water with the Baking Soda and ACV, to make a strange sort of soda-pop that is not too bad. I read about Celery Seed and Black Cherries on this site, so I figured I will give it a try.

The interesting thing is that a few days just before this attack I was craving Dr Brown's Cel-Ray Soda of all things, so I wonder if my body was trying to tell me something.

Anyway - My vote goes for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for Gout.

Posted by Gaylebsteve
West Columbia, Sc
02/21/2012
5 Posts
The remedy for gout is cherry juice. I buy it from a health food store in concentrate and drink it when I have pain. I have shared this info with friends and the ones who tried cherry juice agree that it works. The juice gets rid of the uric acids built up in the body.

Posted by Corzzell (Detroit, Mi) on 02/08/2012

I begin suffering from gout for about two years. My last bout was in October of 2011 in which the pain was so severe that I had to go to the emegency room. I have not had an attack until february 7, 2012. From october until that attack I had been taking acv, which I slowed up for about a week. I found this site and took two straight shots. If it works or lessens the severity I will post tomorrow.

Posted by Eamonn (Dublin, Ireland) on 10/22/2011

[YEA]  I stumbled onto this site to find a cure for my gout. I had a bad attack recently that lasted about 4 weeks. When I felt the gout returning I decided I needed a cure that I could take straight away and not have to go to a doctor. My last doctor could only tell me I had a sore foot and charged me 60euro for the privilege.

All the people on this site were raving about ACV so I said I'd give it a try. About an hour after taking it there was a marked improvement and I had stopped limping before the end of the day. I couldn't believe the results myself so I didn't take it the next day and the gout started to return. The following day I recommenced the "treatment" and it went away again. I'm taking it at regular intervals till the stiff feeling in my toe is completely gone. I have also phoned my father to tell him as he suffered with gout for years too.

Posted by Melissadavid (Jonesboro, Ga, United States) on 09/14/2011

[YEA]  Last Saturday I attended a church function, dressed really pretty, high heeled shoes, etc. Woke up Sunday morning around 4:30 with the worse bout of gout I have ever experienced. Had to attend church on Sunday with really ugly shoes!!! For two days I received phone calls from church members telling me what to take and what to do.

Finally, today around 5:00pm I went on-line and accidently found your website and read all of the comments on Apple Cider Vinegar. I immediately "hobbled" downstairs to my pantry and there it sat, staring me in the face. I took two tablespoons of the ACV and one hour later, I asked myself, is it my imagination or am I really feeling less pain? Some of the pain had left after taking the ACV. Thank you so much contributors regarding the ACV. You have helped me through this crises. God bless each of you.

Melissa - Jonesboro, GA

Posted by Maya
Elizabeth, New Jersey
10/20/2011
[YEA]   "I have been suffering from gout for some time now and a friend had recommended this site and told me I might find the cure for this ailment. I'm currently taking allopurinol and/or colchicine but tonight I tried the ACV when I read it here that it worked for so many gout sufferers. And I can't believe that just after a couple of hours of taking the 'ACV potion' I thought I felt some improvement already. The pain had diminished some how. Thanks for your posts!!!
Posted by Brenda
Riverton, Illinois, Usa
12/30/2011
2 Posts
[YEA]   "I found this site last week as I was searching for something that would help my husband with his gout. He had tried tart cherry juice and alfalfa which didn't seem to help as his gout attacks were coming on quicker with more pain and lasting longer each time. He takes allapurinol too. I noticed that many took ACV and so I bought some with the mother.

My husband decided to start out with a low dose to make sure he would tolerate it. He took 1 tablespoon in a glass of water in the evening. Within 3 days, the gout attack was gone. He is going to continue taking it every day. I tried to take ACV for shingles nerve pain but couldn't stand the taste. Another submitter suggested using 2 packets of dry lemon and 2 packets of stevia in glass of water with the ACV. It tastes so much better that I am going to be taking ACV every day too. Thank you to all on this site for your wonderful suggestions!

Posted by Adc
Phoenix, Az
08/16/2012
"Mother" is basically the culture - live enzymes that give organic, raw ACV all it's good properties. It makes for a much more potent/effective ACV than the ACV that has the mother filtered or heat-pastuerized out (in my own words. ) It's the "stuff" at the bottom of the bottle. Don't worry, I didn't know what the mother was when I first came across its usage. Thanks to EarthClinic, now I know!

Posted by Ronald (Billings, Mt, United States) on 09/04/2011

I have gout very bad, I'm a amputee and I depend on good leg all the time. I ended up with gout because of this. I do drink a lot of apple cider vinegar for last 20 years. I use it for other things too, but it has help a lot. Make sure it is vinegar from health food store.

Posted by Jim (Los Angeles, California, Usa) on 09/02/2011

[NAY]  Apple Cider Vinegar didn't work for me. I tried it and the gout just kept getting worse. I am not doubting the experiences of others or saying the ACV was a contributor to the situation, just offering the caution that it doesn't work for everyone. It has taken an initial Prednisone treatment and sustained Amlodipine to get me back on my feet (literally).

I wish the ACV had worked! I like apple cider so I didn't find the taste of ACV in water objectionable.

Posted by Ridofgout
Charlotte, Nc
09/12/2011
Just so you know... It HAS to be the raw, organic, unfiltered ACV with "mother". Could you possibly have bought the filtered or "clear" ACV? If so... that offers absolutely NO nutritional value, and lacks the anti-imflamitory properties you need.
Posted by Ilook4fire
Palmdale, California
10/30/2011
[NAY]   "I've been taking organic ACV with mother for 2 days now, with no relief at all. I think it might have even gotten worse. The first day I tried 2 tbs of the ACV in 8 oz of tart cherry juice, once in the morning and then before bed. Today I up it to 4 tbs and no relief whatsoever. I even tried 1 tbs of baking soda in 8 oz of water, no relief. I don't know what else I can do?
Posted by Raefisch
Clearfield, Utah
11/16/2011
Jim from LA, You may want to investigate a condition called Pseudogout (MayoClinic.com)

As I understand it, Pseudogout, also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease, is not caused by uric acid crystals but by a form of calcium crystal. The pain and presentation of symptoms are almost identical with one usual difference, the big toe is not the primary area of attack.. Rather it is the knee, but as with "regular" gout it can attack other areas, hands, wrists, shoulders especially. I haven't researched what is on the web yet about this condition. It may be what is causing my symptoms as they are always in the right knee first and worst. Hope this helps you or someone.. Else. Good luck!

Posted by Donna (Uc, Tx) on 08/06/2011

[YEA]  OK... Wrote a few days ago after my first gout attack. 2 TBLS ACV with 8 oz water in the morning... Wow! Stopped all red meat and was eating mainly rice with vegetables and fruit... Lots of fresh cherries. Pain has almost completely vanished... Walking correctly now. Now for the question... I read that for my blood type O I should eat red meat! I live in Texas and we frequently throw a carcass on the fire on weekends.. I do not want to go through that pain again... Should I start checking PH levels... Also love cabbage and brussel sprouts how does that figure in with a bout with gout? Would appreciate feedback... just starting to GET all this information.

Posted by Marlane
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
08/07/2011
18 Posts
Hi Donna, As a New Zealander I am a big meat eater. Meat does not cause gout with me but citrus juice, especially orange juice and vitamin C in any form will cripple me in a matter of hours. I have found that ACV will neutralise the uric acid very quickly.

Good luck, gout is not pleasant.

Posted by Carly
Seattle, Wa Usa
08/08/2011
My husband gets gout about 1-2x a year for the past decade. He started getting it again last week in his big toe, and going up to his ankle. We know the signs (sigh) and he was limping.

I got the crutches out, and started reading up on it on the internet yet again.

I read something interesting about baking soda on a site called icuredmygout(. )org - so I figured it couldn't hurt and it might help.

So, I gave him 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 10 oz of water - and then gave hime another drink of the same directly before he went to sleep.

I should note that earlier that evening I made him a v-8 drink with a full teaspoon of turmeric, and pinch of black pepper in it.

I woke up the next morning, and he was out of bed, walking around like NORMAL! (Not limping or using the dreaded crutches). I asked him how his foot felt, and he said he didn't know what magic was in those drinks I gave him, but something sure worked. Lol. This was the fastest gout episode ever. The regular routine would have included at least another week to ten days of even more extreame pain. Mind you, he said he was still a bit sore, but it was 80% better over night! I kept giving him the BS in water 3x a day for two more days, and then he stopped. All done.

It is not recommended to take BS that much, that often long term, as it can mess up your electrolytes. (From what I have read anyway).

Gout is a horrible monster, and the next time (and there is always a next time once you have had it) he will be hitting the BS first thing.

Good luck if you are reading this because you have it, as it really sucks!

Carly :)

Posted by Lawrence
Poughkeepsie, Ny
09/03/2011
thank you very much. I have had gout since I was 24 years old and I am 34 and I still don't how to cure it. But after looking at this site and what you recommended I will make sure I stick to it thank you very much
Posted by Dleske
Tacoma, Wa, Usa
10/22/2011
I will try both the apple cidar vinegar and baking soda... I feel like I will die with this pain.

It is SO BAD ... , I am in tears. At 61 years old I thought I have had enough pain in my life. I have done the doctor recommended alpurnol (sorry for the bad spelling) and many other drugs. I even got a doctors prescription for Canibus/pot.., tried it too. Made me feel happy and high for sure.., but did not help the pain.

Got my crutches for today.., but then read this article. I will try ANYTHING. Will report back if this really works. I think the ACV and BS is easy enough, but I will eat a can of cherries and have an apple with a few bananas which I saw recommended too.

I am a Real Estate Broker in Tacoma, WA.

Posted by Micha (Sacramento, California) on 07/05/2011

[YEA]  I found your site today while researching possible cures for Gout. My first bout with gout was 6 years ago and the doctors put me on Allopurinol. Let me tell you worst medication I ever had to take, side effects were misrible. Then I remembered what my Mother said, "ACV may not cure the common cold but sure takes care of most body aches" so I started taking ACV in water. The taste got to me so I decided to try ACV tea and low and behold it still worked, FYI 1) 16oz water bottle (take a couple of drinks out to make room for ACV) mix well and pour into a tea pot/coffee maker 2) pick your favorite tea (mine is Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings). Once the tea is made I place it back in a water bottle and go back to doing whatever, sipping the tea throughout the day. If I run out I make myself another bottle, but only do two bottles a day.

It controls my gout and I quit taking the med 4 months after I had started it.

Posted by Joe
Davenport, Fl
08/18/2012
[YEA]   "I read this thread two days ago after my second bout with gout. The next day I tried the Apple Cider, within four hours I started to feel relief. This is the best natural cure I have ever tried, it is a miracle. Still a little sore but I can sleep without pain! I'm adding apple cider vinager to my my daily regimine. By the way, it's better mixed with about 4 oz of juice.


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