Last weekend, I took my husband to the ER because he was unable to walk on his ankle. He kept telling me about the horrific pain and knowing he didn't do anything to provoke it, I took him. After blood tests, it turned out to be gout. I was surprised because I honestly thought that happened when you're older than 45 or so. He's 36 and never had problems like that before.
They prescribed him Allupriol 300mgs and I just did not feel right about him taking a pill everyday. For years, I've used Earth Clinic for my ailments (kidney stones) and it always worked for me! I saw the post about ACV with honey and warm water.
I kid you not... less than 24 hours after taking him, the pain and swelling was gone!!! He was able to move with full movement of his ankle the next day. I was thrilled for him!
I warmed a cup of water with 2 tablespoons of ACV and 1 tablespoon of honey. He has been drinking it daily and he feels awesome! I know people wonder if these testimonials are true, this one is! Thank you for always helping those who want an alternative to a prescription, folks. It means the world to us!!!
Jeannie from Illinois and Mrl from Texas. I've been taking ACV for a long time, and also give it to my handicap son for his gout. He hasn't got a flare up since I've been giving it to him. We take 1 to 2 tablespoons in about 4 oz of water twice a day, after breakfast, then before or after dinner. The trick to get it to taste OK, is mixing a pinch of salt in it. I tried many things but nothing work as good as salt for me. It just takes a little bit, but it sure makes the difference. I hope this helps you too. Bottoms up!
Wow, did the apple cider vinegar remedy work! I am really am a true believer in apple cider vinegar. No pill can make my pain go away
I recently had right knee surgery and I was taking Tramadol for pain, a couple of days later the operated knee flared up with a bad gout bout, I was given Naproxen for that, 70% of the pain disappeared in one day, a week later, I got another attack but this time was my left knee, so painful that I had to go to the doctor for a shot, meanwhile I had to go to rehab for my right leg and having these gout attacks so frequently put me on a set back. I went three weeks and I was feeling good, back to therapy, I was making a great improvem until two days ago when in the middle of the night I woke up with a flare on my left foot, so painful that I could not even set the foot on the floor. I felt very depressed knowing that this flare was going to be another set back. I started looking at my diet which is low in purines, and just wonder what else I was doing wrong, then I came across with an internet posting about TRAMADOL and gout, the pain killer that I was taking and low and behold found the main culprit of these frequent flares of gout! It was then that I search for a miracle cure for gout and found this wonderful site.
I decided to try ACV which I already had in my pantry, at first I used 4 tablespoons with a glass of water and boy within 30 minutes the pain and the swelling started to come down that was around noon, at 6pm, I had another glass with 1 tablespoom of ACV and another one before I went to bed along with an Aleve otc pill (naproxen 220 mg) and today after a good night of sleep, the pain and swelling have decreased about 90%, I am able to walk on my foot again, took another glass with 1 tablespoon of ACV and I am filling so much better. I will continue the therapy with two glasses a day with 1 table spoon of ACV only, no more meds!
I am thankful to God and to the persons responsible for this site!
The pharms are doing more damage than good, nature is a better source of cures!
My maternal grandmother always gave us a glass of water with 1 tbs of ACV as kids and did not get sick as often as other kids! She also used for compresses and soaks either hot or cold depending on the ailment.
I am female who has eaten a beautiful Mediterranean diet all her life. However, as I got older, I gained way too much weight and now that I'm retired from the job that had me running all day I work on the computer. I made the mistake of going on an all-protein diet when I was 57. I walked and worked out every day back then, and managed to lose 30 lbs (wanted to lose 50, but I figured spending 4 hours per day on workouts etc was enough)
I felt good until I messed up my stomach and had to go back on eating veggies and good stuff, which I cured with cabbage, garlic, etc. (The gastro guy told me to do the opposite but I cured myself)
But worse, I kept getting some strange redness and swelling in my big toes, sometimes in both feet. It raised my normal 122/78 BP to 160/100 as I found out when I was at the docs. I never pointed out the foot pain, didn't know what it was, and she thought I was needing BP meds. I never made the connection. Since normally I don't have high BP, I went through a year of fainting and having too low pressure because I really didn't need the BP meds. Tthe only time it goes high is when in that excruciating pain that you all know.
Anyway, I am almost 66 now after getting this about 20 times, I finally figured out what it was. Determined not to have to take pharma stuff, I looked up on the web that cherry syrup, turmeric, lemon juice, and lots of water help. I pretty much gave myself huge doses of Turmeric and it cured the last episode I had over 18 months ago. I continued putting the Turmeric in my eggs each morning.
I continue drinking water, especially overnight, but must have been too carefree about my food because two weeks ago was hit with a bad flare up. I have been doing large doses of Turmeric, water with cherry syrup, and lemon juice in my V-8 but with no results.
I can't imagine what happened except that on Oct 31 I took a bad fall on my knee and it swelled up like a grapefruit. There is no damage inside but it took a while for the 'bubble' to go down, and didn't even start to go down until I started wrapping it. I still have some numbness and soreness on the outside, but considering how hard I fell, amazing not to have hurt bones, ligaments, cartilage. I do think that being sedentary for these past three months while trying to stay off that knee was what clogged me up again.
I am not sure I can drink baking soda and wonder --- do bicarbonate PILLS work? I am going to try to get some apple cider vinegar, I can probably drink that straight. Otherwise, I do not want to take the pharma cure which I hear is a poison even though it is made from a plant like the Turmeric? (Colchicine)
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Just want to thank this site for the info. I have had Gout for 7 yrs. Blood test show high uric acid but never had attack. Recently my ankles and hips have started to hurt really bad. They put me on Allopurinol and the pain got way worse. I couldn't walk. With in about 2 hours of taking about 4 tablespoons of ACV pain was a ton better. 3 days later of doing 2 tablespoons of ACV 2-3 times a day my pain is about 80% better. I think my joints are damaged and are going to take some time to heal. BUT I CAN SLEEP woot!!! Thanks again
My husband has suffered with gout for years having at least a couple attacks a week. Doc gave him tablets that he doesn't take so this is what he does. He has a banana every day which has potassium and Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of apple juice and since doing this on a daily basis for the last 18 months not a single gout attack.
My son was a little angel sent to me by God to watch. He has Down Syndrome. He doesn't ever complain about anything. All he's wanted, in his life, is to be loved. He is now 43 years old, and he is still the same loving angel. I don't know when he hurts, because he won't complain. When he is in REAL pain, he makes a hurt face when he sees me.
I noticed he was limping in the morning, and after checking him, found out he was having a gout flair up in his left toe. I came on here, to earth clinic, to find out what to do for him. I gave him ibuprofin and 1tbsp ACV with 1tsp baking soda in like 6oz water 4 times a day.
It's day 3 now, and the redness finally went away, but it's still swollen a little. So I will continue giving him the ACV and BS. Thanks Earth Clinic!!
Well, I just wanted to report my results for acv for gout. I took the Apple cider vinegar 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.
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
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 vinegar to my my daily regimine. By the way, it's better mixed with about 4 oz of juice.
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.
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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?
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!!!
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.