I didn't even know I had kidney stones. I started drinking ACV in my water like suggestions on this site a few times a day. Over the course of a few weeks I had the most surprising thing happen to me. One day I saw one stone in the toilet after I urinated. I was shocked and thought it must be my eyes playing tricks on me. I continued with my day and latter in the day I saw another one in the toilet after urinating again.
When my husband came home from work that day I told him my story and told him how I had a dull ache in my back. Since he is the kidney stone expert in the family(he has had kidney stone attacks a few times). He told me that ya that was pretty typical feeling after the kidney stones pass. The amazing thing is I felt no pain at all before and during the process - just after a slight sensitivity. I was totally amazed!
ACV is now a regular regime in our house by all of us. Thanks for all the information at this site- it is just wonderful!
Greenville, Nc Us
I had such pain I thought I would die I would have tried anything but not lemon and evoo, that would not go down. Kidney stones in both kidneys the right one for a long time but not accute the left one went bad really fast. I started to take the Apple Cider Vinegar but tried it with Apple juice like some one suggested. I MIXED 8 TABLESPONS WITH A GLASS OF APPLE JUICE. It took 3 days before it started to subside the 4th day tHe pain went away gradually, though, then it was gone not had any more pain since.
Praise GOD FOR OTHERS SHARING THANK YOU.
Portland, Pennsylvania, Usa
I found this site about 2 months ago, being an open minded skeptic I had to try the ACV for my kidney stones which I suffer from 6-8 times a year. Half the time the symptoms were just mild aches in the low back, the other half of the time the were assume the fetal position, and vomit due to the pain. I have suffered from kidney stones for the last 9 years and was willing to try anything, and I am glad I did.
My most recent bout was with one of those that causes me to assume the fetal position, I asked my wife to get some ACV. When she returned with it, I took about 1 1/2 shots of it followed by a glass of water. Within 10-20 minutes the pain was gone. It was the greatest day finding this great home remedy. I hope this helps you too. I have found that mixing the ACV with apple juice and some honey makes it go down easier.
Greenville, Nc Us
Los Feliz, California
Middle, Tennessee, Usa
Just thought I'd share my results, I have had several kidney stones, I get them and pass them every few months when I first found out I had them in 2007 I had one in each kidney the size of golf balls, so my doctor set up lithotripsy they ended up doing both kidneys while I was out, when I woke up I was in such bad pain it was ridiculous. I then proceeded to pass 64 3mm stones over the next 3 days I cought them and had to take them to my urologist, who I never heard anything back from. Fast forward to yesterday when I found this website, I have been having kidney and lower abdominal pain for about 10 days, I could feel the stone moving down the line, I tried about 3 sips of apple cider vinegar today and though it was the worst thing I have ever tasted... It worked! No pain since been feeling great since then haven't passed my stone yet but no more pain it's a big deal. Didn't even cost that much, only a dollar at my local Foodfair. One thing, prepare to have heartburn all day, and hold your nose while you drink it, but it's worth it!!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thank you so much for all this information. My dad has been suffering from kidney stones for the past months. Due to his age and ill health the doctors are unable to do anything about them until his health picks up. We've been having endless nights of no sleep due to his moaning in pain. Im so grateful for this site and information. Will try this remedy right away and give you feedback as soon as I can on the positive results.
I'm new at this website and in a desperate attempt to get rid of 11 kidney stones and all the related symptoms. I am very motivated to start drinking the apple cider, but a bit concerned about some comments related to possible side effects on ulcerative colitis.
I'm willing to try anything at this point.
Rustenburg, North West South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Durban, Outside Us
After being on 600 mg of Motrin every 5 hours for a week, I decided to try 2 oz ACV in 8 oz water with a couple tablespoons of honey. Tastes like a really bad bottle of wine, but pain gone instantly!! How is that possible?? Have not had any pain med for 20 hours so far and still feel good. I sense the stone is still there, but at least it doesn't hurt 24/7. I will drink a glass of this every day for the rest of my life.
Stony, Ny, Usa
I start developing kidney stones in my twenty's and had them every year or two, with atrocious pains that lasted longer each time up to 3 days or more, till one day in my 40's I reasoned and worked out the dissolving properties of vinegar that I can say it make lemon juice inadequate for what it concerns K.S., not only I realize that Apple. C.V. is an anti dolor, but it make K.S. soft enough to be passed easily no matter if still in the kidneys or stuck in the bladder. What I can't understand up to today is why the complete silence from the official medicine, not one G.P. in any country. I been between Europe and Australia seeing me suffering atrocious pains ever suggested it, they couldn't administer any drug, only in hospital a few times they give me some morphine or other strong pain killer, why...
It's now at least 15 years (I am now 57y.o.) that I just smile when I feel that the beast is coming, I get my A.C.V. Bottle and water and down with the job, 20 minutes or half an hour and it come out at the first urination. If I mention it to a doctor they look at me funny or pretend they did not hear, hypocrites. I don't like doctors or the medical institution "business" specially knowing that humanity needs them so much, they don't like when our pains don't bring them gain and they hate if we manage to come out of it by ourself, interest overcome compassion. I wonder how many other little secret are there that they aware about but virtually free and they do not say and try all the time to squelch people that generously and enthusiastically try to share their knowing. thanks Dr.Riki
Rancho Mirage, Ca
First let me start by saying I have a 29mm stone blocking my right ureter... I have been reading all of your comments and I am hoping and praying that this will work for one so large. I will keep you all posted... So far I am on my 4th dose(2oz)of ACV and I am doing this every 2 hours(timer set). I am scheduled for lithotripsy on Monday but plan on passing it before then! Please let me know if anyone has ever passed one so large with this method or should I be doing something else... Willing to try anything at this point. Thanks
Hood River, Oregon, Usa
I just tried taking two ounces of ACV for my kidney stone but promptly threw it up. Is there any advice for keeping it down?
Toronto, Ont, Canada
Dalton, Ga Usa
Desert Southwest Usa, Ca
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
I have suffered with kidney stones for several years. I had a constant dull pain in my back, and passing the stones was terrible. I was diagnosed by our doctor, but was unable to go into surgery since I have 2 small children and no reliable babysitters. Intercourse with my husband was constantly painful due to the stones, and it was embarrassing when I experienced pain from them in public.
My friend came to visit and suggested apple cider vinegar as it had cured her stones. I took 2 shot glasses of apple cider vinegar that night (without any water) but was skeptical. But within hours the dull pain in my back was completely gone!
In the morning, I took about 2 shots of ACV and I passed several large stones without any pain.
Occasionally now, my stones come back as I am prone to them, but 2 shots of apple cider vinegar does the trick everytime. Completely amazing!
Oakwood, Ga, Usa
Gay, Georgia, Usa
San Pedro, Rd
Peachtrree City, Ga
I tried the olive oil and lemon juice and it did not help me at all either. My last episode was the stone passing -- felt like an ice pick in my crotch -- very, very painful. I swallowed about 5 gulps of ACV straight out of the bottle. About 10 minutes later zero pain!! My boyfriend was so relieved that I stopped jumping around yelling, and pounding my fists on the counter. It did make my stomach feel funny, but it was worth it. I swished a little water in my mouth for a few seconds after but that's it. Amazing!
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
San Diego, Ca
Toronto, On Canada
Barrow In Furness, Cumbria England
Rio Grande City,texas Usa
Kidney Pain and Stones
I am on antibiotics for as well as trying cranberry and d-mannose with no results. My urine test was free of bacteria today at the doctor, but still I had pain so... I took 2oz of Apple cider and dipped my subway sandwich in it and within 1/2 hour the pain was gone... Thank you so much as I have been unable to find relief for 3 weeks.
Pass a stone in less than 6 hours. In Mar 2010, I had a 2mm stone found by the doctor at Womack Army Med Center. 4 days of pain and fluids and still nothing. My wife the "health fanatic" found a site where about 173 people swore by Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. After 4 days of waking up in the middle of the night in pain to take more meds. The dis-believer gave in and poured a Quarter Cup (2 Oz. ) of refrigerated Raw Apple Cider Vinegar at about 0130 hrs in the morning. I woke at 0600 with almost no pain. So I went to the bathroom with my strainer and when I was done there was a colorless, roundish blob with a couple specks of brown in it. I rinsed it off and pressed a Q-Tip against it. It was soft, but still solid enough to stay together. I set it aside and later went to get it to show the doctor. It had dried and was much firmer. The doc took one look at it said it was my stone, but he said he didn't understand why it was soft and smooth. I explained my vinegar treatment and he too was skeptical as I was, but would look into it more. August of 2010 my left side kidney decided to to get my attention and dropped a stone at about 0930 in the morning. By 1000 I was taking about 800mg of Motrin to stop the pain. I was visiting my father and they had "distilled" apple cider vinegar. It wasn't raw so I took a half cup (4 oz)and downed it in two separate swigs. WARM, Distilled Apple Cider Vinegar is a little tougher to swallow. The pain was increasing so I laid down and feel to sleep just as the pain killers were taking effect. I woke up at 2:30 PM with nearly no pain. "Did it work again?". I went and peed through the strainer and there it was in many grains smaller than sand. Most were colorless, but there were some brown specks and a red one. Probably blood or something. After a hour or so I realized I had passed a stone from start to finish in less than 5 hours. I was now a 90% believer that the vinegar breaks the stone down. Three days later, my right kidney decided to give me an opportunity to believe. It hit me at 0530 in the morning. I couldn't believe my lousy luck. However, I was home now and I limped into the kitchen for Motrin and "refrigerated" raw apple cider vinegar. 800mg Motrin and about 3 oz of the vinegar. The pain was on my entire right side from my kidney to just above my bladder. I was worried it was my appendix and not a stone. I was awake for the next 2 or so hours and the pain sucked. The Motrin was just dulling it and not stopping it. So around 0830 or 0900 I laid down and was able to fall asleep. I woke at 1230 with a little soreness on my side and the urge to finally urinate. At the end, I was looking into the bottom of the strainer where there were "three" 1-2mm size, colorless, but firm blobs. They looked like dried silicon caulking, but covered in a clear slim. In addition, there were many little clear particles like tiny grains of sand. I guess either I had "3" stone or I had a big 5mm stone and it was broken up initially by the treatment four days earlier which made it small enough to pass. 3 stones also explained why the pain was in several areas on my side. So, now I am a 100% believer in the Raw Apple Cider Vinegar remedy, which my wife discovered and will never let me forget. In addition to constant reminder to drink more water. Not all stones are the same, but I have hypercalcimia (excess calcium in the blood) which most likely means my stones are made of calcium oxalate. So it may not act the same on other stone types, but vinegar dissolves and fizzes on limestone, in baking soda and other base type materials. Higher acid is required to breakdown stone in a preventative manner as I understand it. So it makes sense as to why it turns my stones to goo and/or breaks them into small sand like particles. Try it. The most you have to lose is the pain and burping vinegar breathe for a couple hours.
Charlotte, North Carolina
I recently found out the pains I have been having on my right side is kidney stone. It's distracting but manageable so far. My dr suspected one was forming from an ultrasound image I had done for gall stones 6 months ago. They told me of no preventative treatment at all and I didn't know to ask how to change my diet, etc. Hindsight...
So, 6 months later I have a kidney stone that has developed. I just found this website and drank 2T of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with warm water and my pain has disappeared within minutes of drinking it. When I have 2 days I can stay at home, I will try the olive oil/lemon juice, but in the mean time I will continue to drink the ACV. I'll post results of 2 days of drinking the ACV.