Gallbladder Attack
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ACV in Apple Juice for Gallbladder Attacks

141 User Reviews

Posted by Gina (New York ) on 01/13/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Been in gallbladder pain for about 9 hours, came on here, saw the remedy and took apple cider vinegar and pain is gone in about 15 minutes, going to keep trying it.

Posted by Danny A (Savannah, Ga) on 01/11/2015
0 out of 5 stars

Had a gallbladder attack last week and it subsided in a few hours.

Had my second a couple of days ago and was miserable. That's what brought me here.

ACV made me throw up. It dulled the pain a little. Had to drive myself to the ER as I was pacing like a cat. Couldn't sleep, sit or lay down. The drive was horrific. ER was empty at 3am and they got me right in and rushed me to surgery. It was the gallbladder and it was infected. I don't suggest anyone self medicate as my experience could have been fatal. The Dr's determined my condition with an ultrasound and blood work. Even they were not overly concerned until those results came back. I could have saved myself a lot of pain had I went sooner.

Posted by Katherine (Chicago, Il) on 12/23/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Dear all suffering with Gall Bladder issues:

My Boyfriend was suffering with GB issues a few years back. He eats way to many beef burgers... Anyways he was hospitalized and they told him they wanted to take out his gall bladder.

This is what prompted me to look into a natural remedy. If the problem is from behavioral/ eating habits vs. hereditary there is no need to remove body parts. (My opinion at the time)

So I found 2 recipes that have helped his issues subside almost immediately.

Recipe one is the one from above mixing apple cider vinegar with apple juice.

Recipe two is a combination of 1/4C of olive oil to 8oz of Coca cola. Yes its rather gross, drink it fast! Then lay on your left side so your gall bladder is on the top side for about 15-30minutes. You will feel some discomfort. But the gall stones will move through your system. Once the discomfort has subsided you can go about your day.

Other tips: Try to limit your beef consumption especially from places like McDs. Switch over to other forms of meat like turkey or chicken. Add more vegetables to your diet. Have salad made with red lettuce or spinich, broccoli and cauliflower are also excellent choices.

Posted by Jonnygouda (Madison, Wi) on 11/22/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you folks. My wife came home with a serious gall bladder attack (she blamed it on eating too many fatty foods lately) and she was in so much pain she was throwing up and crying. I felt helpless because it just wouldn't stop. In a fit of desperation I typed "gall bladder attack remedy" into Google and up I came with this site. I keep apple cider vinegar on hand for my heart burn but didn't have apple juice so we used cranberry instead. It didn't take 45 minutes before she began to feel relief. Not perfect but it backed off enough to allow her to go to bed (she didn't drink all of the juice, so maybe if she had the pain would have disappeared even more). This really appears to work an tomorrow I'll have her drink some more juice and avoid fatty foods. Awesome site, folks!

Posted by Kat (Tampa, Fl) on 11/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

First, thank you to everyone for some of the best advice ever given! For approx. six months, I have had attacks after eating various types of foods. There was no rhyme or reason to the frequency of the occurrences and I previously had no GI issues. By process of elimination (after an attack) I dropped certain foods from my diet. Still the attacks continued. Pain traveled from the gall bladder area to the back and shoulders. Scary. Also scarier, the fact that I have no insurance. Somehow, I found your site. After reading several posts suggesting ACV and apple juice, I decided to give it a go. Since I had neither of the ingredients at the time, I mixed cranberry juice and rice wine vinegar and within 30 minutes, the pain subsided. The next day, I went immediately and purchased the apple juice and ACV. I plan to keep these items as staples forevermore.

Thank you again.

Posted by Dar (Bedford, Pa) on 10/20/2014
5 out of 5 stars

The apple cider vinegar and apple juice combo really helped my gallbladder pain. Yesterday I was ready to go to the ER but it calmed it so much. I did it again this morning and will do it again this evening to make sure I got all the toxins out. I would recommend this to anyone!!

Replied by Sue
Victoria Canada
5 out of 5 stars

My Dad told me about ACV about a year ago and said I should take it for acid reflux. I thought that was my issue and so I tried it, it worked within 20 minutes each time. Until a couple weeks ago. I've been eating really fatty foods all summer while having company and eating out a lot. I had a definite gall bladder attack and drank about a half cup ACV but it didn't work. Attended emerge and they confirmed the issue. It passed after about eight hours. I ate fatty food tonight and felt it coming. So I had the ACV and am sipping the apple juice with ACV. It did work! I also need to change eating habits and get more exercise. That's the plan. Thanks for being here and sharing this, it's reassuring.

Replied by Tim
Ladner, Bc

Sue, how are you now? Did you have recurring attacks or have to get your gb removed?

Posted by Rox (Texas, US) on 09/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I've experienced gallbladder pains twice a year for the past 5 yrs. The pain is unbearable from the right side of my stomach and all of my back. No sitting position seems to work. I have been experiencing pain for the past 2 days hoping it would go on its own. I came across this site after I just couldn't handle the pain anymore and found this god sent remedy. By some miracle I had all ingredients on hand. It's been 30 min since I've drank this holy concoction and my pain has subsided. I'll make sure to have these on stock and drink everyday! Thank you to all who have posted.

Posted by Richard (Miami, Florida, US) on 08/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have used apple cider vinegar for so many different purposes. Besides helping alkalize the body, I have found that it works great for people who are going through a full blown gallbladder attack.

The recipe that I have used is adding one or two tablespoons in an 8 ounce glass of organic apple juice at least 3 times a day. This really works miracles. But it does not take care of the actual cause which are gallstones or congestion. Only works if you are going through some gallbladder symptoms or as a preventive measure.

Posted by Mitch (Usa) on 07/31/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice for Gallbladder Attack

Another believer after unbearable pain. This natural remedy is truly amazing. Last time we took olive oil and lemon which seems counterintuitive now. Is it too soon to drink the beet apple cure smoothy cleanse? Also wondered why Dr Oz suggested a spoonful of ACV every day. Might not be a bad idea after this episode. Thanks to all that posted so I could get relief and sleep!

Posted by K (Delray Beach, Fl) on 07/25/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Gallbladder Attack Treatment - it really works!!!

I've been sick for 4 days, and can't go to the hospital. This is nothing short of miraculous. I drank the ACV in fresh apple cider, and within 30 minutes, pain started to subside. With next glass, I fell asleep and woke up with NO PAIN!!!! Does this mean it is not a valve problem? I hope so, because I plan to proceed with the cleanse tonight unless someone out there has had a bad experience or a reason to not do the cleanse just yet.

Posted by Govols (New York) on 07/21/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with occasional (4 to 8 times per year) gallbladder pain since I was a child. As a teen I was hospitalized due to the pain and was told that the issue was just gas pressure. Later testing in my thirties proved that my gallbladder functions at about only 10% of what it should. After this I was referred to a surgeon who told me that doing the surgery was no problem, he did this surgery every day. He said 85% of his patients are "cured." However, about 15% experience side effects. One of the side effects is lifelong chronic diarrhea. So, I could either take the chance with the surgery or watch the fat content in what I consumed. I chose the latter and the surgeon gave me a reaffirming nod;-)

This past weekend I sensed another flare up as the pressure and pain slowly increased under the right side of my rib cage. I drugged up last night with anything I could find (over-the-counter) to knock me out and help me sleep. I woke up feeling better. However, after lunch the pain came roaring back with a vengeance. I had to leave work early. On the way home I drove by our local health food store to see if they had any insights (they always do a GREAT job) but they were closed, bummer! Got home and began taking anything I could find to help ease the pain (again, over-the-counter only.) Then I thought I would search the internet for "natural cures." That's when I found this article on this site.

I found organic Apple Cider Vinegar and mixed 3 teaspoons with 8 oz of apple juice and sipped the concoction until it was gone. Over the course of about an hour and fifteen minutes I went from wanting to curl up in fetal position due to the pain to feeling just some mild pressure. Not sure how this will turn out BUT this solution has been RADICALLY more effective than anything else I have tried for the last 30 years. Now I'm sipping an a second batch just to see what happens.

It is absolutely unbelievable. I cannot say if it will work for anyone else, but it has truly been a God-send for me. I wish you all good health, body soul, and mind.

Posted by Mikemo (Michigan) on 06/28/2014
1 out of 5 stars

ACV/apple juice remedy: Be advised this does not work in all situations. If your gallbladder is inflamed or has a wall thickening issue, this remedy MAKES ATTACK MUCH, MUCH worse. I tried it and ended up in ER 2 hours later.....

Posted by Bobe (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/19/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had my first gallbladder attack back in January of this year. I went to an urgent care center where the MD diagnosed the problem within seconds. He offered me a shot, which I accepted, and it stopped the attack in less that 15 minutes. This morning, I woke up with excruciating pain on my right side. At first I wasn't sure if it was my gallbladder or perhaps appendicitis. After moving around for about 30 minutes, the pain definitely centered higher in my abdomen. I was sweating a bit so I decided to also take my temp. When I saw that my temp was normal, I became convinced that it was my gallbladder again. I remembered reading about ACV on this site back in January. Faced with deciding to go to the ER, or trying this remedy, I decided to try it. Sure enough, within 15 minutes after drinking the ACV with apple juice, the symptoms (PAIN) went away! Someone asked in their post if ACV pills would work. I've not heard of ACV pills and I didn't notice any reply. Does anyone know? I'm about to leave for an extended trip in 2 weeks and I would love to figure out if I can have an emergency remedy in my back pocket. Thank You!

Replied by Anne
Houston, TX

Although pill form of ACV may be better than nothing, I believe the liquid is superior. It doesn't have to dissolve before reaching your stomach. It has live Mother enzymes and is full of active anti-oxidants. Having a small bottle in your luggage wouldn't be a problem at the airports.

Posted by Truckwife (Ranger, Tx.) on 06/08/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I'm 57 yrs old and have high blood pressure controlled by medication and 220 Cholesterol. I have been reading this thread for a few days now, and am going to start the process today after waking up yet again with a painful attack. The first attack I had was about 7 years ago, of course, not knowing what it was, but since then they have become more frequent. The attack I had this morning was the same as usual, 6 hours after fat intake. But this time I drank 8oz of apple juice with 1 tbs of ACV and 45 min. later I was able to go back to sleep. Usually, I would be up for the next 6 hours doubled over in pain wondering whether I should go to the ER. I don't have insurance so I just deal with it! Since the AJ and ACV that I got from another website, worked I'm going to assume these attacks are gallbladder related. What God gave me, I'm not giving up without a fight!! My only concern is the affect on my blood pressure. Any thoughts??

Replied by Timh
2109 posts

This confers my suspicion that liver/gall problems can cause hypertension thru reduction of blood flow. You will also need to support your liver (Milk Thistle, Turmeric, and Artichoke herbs) while cleansing the gallbladder. During this time your BP will probably drop so you must take a BP reading daily and adjust (lower) the medication accordingly.

Replied by Truckwife
Ranger, Texas

Thank you for your reply.. but I have had BP problems for 20 years, so not likely it is related to my gallbladder problems. What do I need to do with Milk Thistle, Turmeric and Artichoke ??

Replied by Timh
2109 posts

Truckwife: I have found a direct correlation between liver and/or kidney problems and hypertension. This seems to be an issue of blood, urine, and bile flow.

Be careful w/ your logic. If you were to, say, begun having gallbladder issues at the beginning of 2014 and conclude that for many yrs prior there was no (noticeable) problem. One can have gallstones for many yrs and worsening all the time until finally there is a crisis.

The herbs I suggested increase bile flow; increased bile flow reduces gallstones.

Replied by Truckwife
Ranger, Texas

Timh...So If I understand you correctly, my high BP could be from my system not working properly and I should take Milk Thistle as a daily routine? Does Milk Thistle work alone or only with the other herbs you mentioned? Will it reduce the gallstones I may already have or prevent new ones from forming? Thanks

Replied by Timh
2109 posts

Yes, these recommendations should help to some degree almost immediately as well as long-term. My first symptoms of gallstones were irregular heart beat and heart pain which were totally relieved by the flush.

The liver herbs I mentioned are predominately used for protective regenerative effects specifically for hepatic function. Dr Christopher developed an herbal formula specifically to improve liver/gall function and increasing bile flow. Taking a supplement of either Glycine or Taurine will increase bile production. All this will help digestion and elimination. Also recommended to reduce or prevent cholesterol gallstone is Lecithin and Choline/Inositol. The Christopher formula was once marketed as Liveron but is now called something else like Liver Tone or something (not sure). Also big on the herb list for liver/gall as well as kidney is Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, and Yellowdock Root. Cranberry and Parsley are the top 2 herbals for kidney problems.

Posted by Sunday (Alberta, CA) on 05/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I was sceptical at first but I am 21 weeks pregnant and had a severe gallbladder attack, went to hospital. Last resort was a bit of morphine to calm my stomach. I'm scared to go thru that again and starated looking at home remedies as I don't want anymore pain killers because of baby. Well.... 2 days later another attack... Ran for Apple juice and ACV.... Within 10 minutes pain was gone. I had a breakdown cuz I was so excited not to go back to ER.... I have never been in so much pain in my life!!! Thank you earth clinic!!!!!!!