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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Gout

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Posted by Mannyj (Wilmington, Nc, USA) on 07/01/2012
4 out of 5 stars

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?


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Posted by Tony (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 11/06/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Gout: I was told 3 years ago that I had high levels of uric acid in my blood and that I would probably suffer with gout in the near future..Well it finally did me in striking my big toe... After the emergency room and a visit to my doctor I was placed on allupurinol which I have been taking with the ACV (organic) for 1 month now, I have completely changed my diet and no longer drinking beer as I did quite frequently during the week...so far I have a slight ache in my foot from time to time and also my hips.. I have lost 10 pounds and intend to go all the way with the weight loss which should allow me to stop taking my diuretics for blood pressure and hopefully the outcome will be completely getting off allupurinol and blood pressure medicine, eating a gout healthy diet and drinking ACV...


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Posted by Mel (New Harmony, Ut) on 10/24/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Wow, I spent several hours going through your site and others regarding gout and the causes and cures. I had already started to get hydrated by drinking a bunch of water. The pain that has be on and off for about two months and pretty bad the last couple days has subsided a bit. Well enough that I went to the Movies with my wife tonight. When we returned the pain was back to a higher level. BTW, I have not been diagnosed with Gout, but have all the symptoms. All the foods to avoid I love and have been trying to loose a little weight lately. We eat pretty healthy, mainly Bison and veggies. A couple days a week we eat vegan. So, finally after reading many comments on your site, I decided that since I had some ACV with "Mothers" in it on the shelf in the pantry, I would try 3 Tablespoons in a bit of water. I chugged it down about an hour and half ago. I sit here and can feel a tingle in my foot and the pain is going away as I sit here. I can wiggle my toe up and down with almost no pain, where before I could wiggle my toe, but there was pain. About a 7 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most painful.

Wow, is all I have to say. I really didn't expect that. I expected to wake up and have no change and have to take more to feel anything. I will certainly continue this daily. I drive a tour bus and will make sure to take ACV with me on the road. I guess it is like an apple a day....thanks


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Posted by Michael (Bangkok, Thailand) on 07/23/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Worse gout attack since first time and extremely painful (left big toe, or more like foot!), and cherries and medicines didn't cure it this time (worked before).

ACV 2 Tbsp 2x/day with juice worked very well, 90% improvement quite quickly (about 3-4 days) and removed the intense pain and swelling, and could walk 85% fine (kinda limp a bit) again...

However, it's been more than a week since that "big improvement" and I continue taking the ACV, yet there seems to be very little improvement since then, and it's still 5 to 10% painful/immobilized, and still cannot "fully" bend my toe (although before I couldn't bend it at all, couldn't even touch it).

Any comments? =0


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Posted by Eric (San Clemente, CA) on 04/07/2008
4 out of 5 stars

It's tough to pinpoint what works and what doesn't with gout. Remedies may work enough to release extra stored uric acid in your body, actually increasing pain or swelling for a time. When I don't catch an attack in time, no combination of medications and cures is enough could stop an attack.

Through this site I did try Apple Cider Vinegar for the first time, and while I can't say that it is a cure (based on the paragraph above), I did feel actual tingling in my sore ankle the first two times I took 2 teaspoons--something I've never felt before. I'm going to try ACV gel capsules, along with my usual Allopurinol, C, and Milk Thistle (helps heal the kidneys) as my daily vita regimen.

Last, stay away from aspirin! Bad. I'm certain that my overuse of Excedrin (love that caffeine) helped lead to gout.