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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Acid Reflux

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Posted by Lakanush (North Brunswick, Nj, Usa) on 09/15/2010

I am new to this forum. I have acid reflux on and off and went two times for endoscopy and they could not find any evidence of damage to the oesophagus but mild inflammation in the stomach in 2008. They are dismissing it as IBS.

2 weeks back it started with severe bloating, gas and heartburn. It made me feel something stuck in my throat and could not breath properly and it feels like gas bubble stuck in somewhere and burps with food. I am trying with diet and decided to try this Apple Cider Vinegar for the past two days. Actually it is fine after taking for 1 1/2 hr and then burning in the stomach comes and also gets bloated with ACV and also sore throat in the morning. Could someone tell me whether it will create side effects like this or it is not suiting me or will not work for stomach burning and gastritis. It would be very helpful.

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Posted by Joey (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines) on 08/21/2010

Hi Ted It's me again. I'm on my 4th day of ACV and BS. Last nite I began to experience heartburn chest pains and throat irritation that I had difficulty to eat and couldn't burp. Before that I drank a glass of berry and apple juice. An hour later heartburn began. Not sure if the juice was the cause. After a little dinner at 7pm I drank 2 tbs of ACV to gain relief at 11pm I had difficulty sleeping as I couldn't burp like something is stuck in my throat I can taste the acid in my mouth. Anyway after just 4 hrs of sleep today 4th day I drank 2tbs of ACV and 1/4 teaspoon of BS. It gave relief but still couldn't burp. 1 hr later I ate a light breakfast of chicken rice soup then drank 2tbs of ACV. I'm little bit ok though tired probably for lack of sleep. Please tell me if I'm doing something wrong. I'm really tired. Hope to hear from you. Thanks

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Posted by Marie (Santa Monica, Ca) on 02/17/2010

Has anyone felt bad after they have taken ACV? I have GERD and have tried 1 tsp of ACV 1 tsp of honey in a glass of water 3 times a day for the past 2 and 1/2 days and I feel bloated and some slight burning in my tummy. I have mild gastritis so this may be the cause of it. It's hard to tell if my reflux is better because I have a cold and my chest is congested. I hope the cough and congestion is not being caused by the Apple Cider Vinegar!!! Has anyone felt bad at first, then felt better after sticking to the ACV? I'm hoping that as I continue with this "remedy," I will feel better. Please help!!

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Posted by Maria (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 12/08/2009

TOTALLY Frustrated! Indigestion is ongoing, even with ACV, I am now trying one drink - 1 tsp ACV/day. As much as I didn't want to but out of desperation, tried the Nexium, but only 1-40mg capsule per day at night, not the prescribed, twice a day, 40 mg. Third day of trying that and now having bad abdominal pain & hey, guess what, move aside Dylan, the runs! BTW, can't believe I'm actually talking about BM with a guy :( I, like you, have cut out foods that I shouldn't be having - even coffee which is a big thing for me. Anyways, going back to the family dr then to the specialist to figure out what's going on. Like I have nothing better to do. It's ski season here & I'm dying to get out there but have no strength, that's the frustration. To be so active & then be struck down by this so fast. I know, I know, oh woe is me ...

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Posted by Gil (Niagara Area, Canada) on 11/30/2008

Have been taking ACV for two days now. I have been taking two tbsps in a 8 ounce bottle of water with honey and sipping @ it all day long. I have noticed that it is helping somewhat. I have been getting gas after drinking it and bad cramps. Also now i have pains in the pit of my stomach. Has anyone else had these reactions and should I be taking it only in the morning and @ night? Could it be also that it isn't organic ACV?? Please, any feedback would be apreciated!

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Posted by Kylie (Ft.lee, NJ) on 07/13/2008

Hi! I was reading about the ACV remedy for reflux and I have tried it now for 4 days. The ACV burns my throat terribly, BUT the 1st 2 nights... I did not have reflux. However the other times I have used it my stomach instantly became bloated and I got really bad pain in my stomach. I really am looking for a natural any tips or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

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Posted by Laura (Kelso, WA) on 06/29/2008

I have suffered from acid reflux and a hiatal hernia for over 10 years and have taken prilosec for almost the entire time. Recently, I've heard that prilosec is bad for you, so I've been trying different natural remedies. I tried the apple cider vinegar and I have to say it was awful. Not only did it taste terrible, but it gave me the worst, sudden attack of diarhea EVER! Great remedy if your problem is constipation. Not so great for acid reflux.