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Posted by Jhun (Pasig, Philippines) on 09/06/2012

my brother in law is currently suffering gout for 2 months now, would like to ask if ACV can cure?

Replied by Egcigarguy
Elk Grove, Ca
I have had gout for 15 years, and was always very under control with Rx. Lost my healthcare so Rx went away. No real major problems, until about a month ago, major attack - shotting pain, barely able to walk and right toe joint is really swollen(hadn't done anything different, in regards to diet, drinking, etc, than I have been for years). Tried all kinds of things and really no relief... On Tuesday(its now Friday) the pain was almost gone, Wednesday better, Thursday the pain was back with a venegence, and swelling worse... just found this web site and I am going to try the ACV, will post back in a few days.
Replied by Egcigarguy
Sacramento, Ca
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Well, I just wanted to pop back on and report my results. I took the ACV with water, 4 times on Friday, and my foot was better on Saturday... Didnt take it as much on Saturday, and the pain was back but nearly as bad on Sunday. Continued to take the SCV and water 2-3 times a day and it is Wednesday and the pain is about 90% gone. Will continue to drink the ACV until it is 100%. Thanks for the great advice, I am glad someone directed me to this this site.

Posted by Clive (San Diego, Ca) on 09/02/2012
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ACV with clamato especially with the extra hot kind. Tasts like a bloody mary, I can drink them all day. Just adjust the strength to tast and you will want more.

I have had gout for 15 years and started the ACV about 3 years ago quiting all meds (Alopurinol). Good luck

Posted by Tony (Puyallup, Wa) on 08/15/2012
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Fellow Gout sufferers, It really works. I am currently suffering through a bout with the gout. It started in my right toe as usual but just when it was about to end it's two week stay it shifted to my left toe! I just couldn't take the pain anymore. I looked on the net for natural relief. I found articla after article praising ACV. I tried it. I can truly say it works. The taste while not good is worth the reduction in pain and duration. After just two days of taking two Tspoons with 8 ounces of water I am 80-90 better. I expect to be fully functional tomorrow! Wish I would have heard about this sooner. Try it. Try it. Try it.

Replied by Candycane
Grants Pass Or
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Tony from Puyallup. Put a little salt in your ACV concoction. It makes it pleasant to drink. I take it every day at least 2 times. It has made my aches and pains go away since it's good for so, so many things other than gout.

Posted by Mannyj (Wilmington, Nc, USA) on 07/01/2012
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Hi. The ACV worked for me after I found the unpasturized natural kind. The pain went away but I still have what feels like a golf ball under 3 of my toes when I walk-it's just swelled up, not painful. Anyone know how to get that to go away?

Replied by Js
San Luis Obispo, Ca
I had something the size of a small walnut on my ring finger they told me was gouty arthritis at the emergency room. I stretched electrical tape around it which allows you to grind and twist the crystals off and out thru the blood system. Now, after 10 years, it has shrunk to the size of a marble and I've switched to cutting the city's doggies bags into a long strip that stretches just right around my finger due to the plastic being the right thickness.

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
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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!!!

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Ohio/usa
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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!!

Replied by Gatoencerrado
Riverside, Ca
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.
Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/usa
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?

Replied by Sandyg
Kanpur, Up, India
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.
Replied by Lengado4
Aguanga California
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
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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.

Replied by G-out
Dublin, Ireland
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
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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
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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.

Replied by Gaylebsteve
West Columbia, Sc
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
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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
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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

Replied by Maya
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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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!!!

Replied by Brenda
Riverton, Illinois, Usa
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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!

Replied by Adc
Phoenix, Az
"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!