As someone who just had an appendectomy yesterday, it really scares me that there are people on this page considering "natural" treatment instead of getting surgery. The mortality rates for a ruptured appendix are extremely high. Yes, my surgeon told me (and according to research I've done), it is possible that an appendix can "get better". However, more often than not, an appendix will continue to get worse. In a very short amount of time. Or, in a lot of cases, if the infection does clear up, it will recur, getting worse every time and the appendix will have to come out anyway. My surgeon told me that a lot of times, the pain in the appendix will go away or get better even though the appendix is WORSENING, then the patient doesn't even know it's not getting better until the appendix actually RUPTURES. When an appendix ruptures, feces get released into the bloodstream, and you know what that means - severe, life-threatening infection, sepsis, if you are lucky, weeks in a hospital while they clean you out, and if you are not so lucky - DEATH.
I tried to wait it out a little and the paramedics yelled at me, asking me if I was crazy - they have seen way too many people who "waited" to see if the appendix would get better. They told me that when the appendix ruptures, it is one of the most painful, life-threatening conditions they have ever seen, and people often DIE from it. They have seen it happen many, many times. Obviously they have no personal stake in the outcome of my appendix, so if you don't trust my surgeon's advice, at least trust theirs.
Believe me, I believe in natural cures for almost everything, I NEVER go to the doctor, but when I thought I had appendicitis, I immediately went there. (By the way, my symptoms were that I had a dull, aching pain to the right of my navel that was constant and woke me up out of a sleep. It did not feel like a pain I've ever had before, not gas, not cramps, not stomach pain. The pain got worse with movement (getting out of bed, walking) and seemed to subside when I stopped moving. I lost my appetite completely and I also had a strong feeling/instinct that something was 'really wrong' and that I needed to go to a doctor. Other symptoms include low-grade fever and nausea and a pain that moves from the navel to the lower right quadrant of the abdomen.)
Personally, I applied castor oil with heat to my appendix area but stopped when I learned that applying heat can inflame the appendix further and cause the appendix to rupture. I also sipped a lot of water with ACV to calm down any infection until I got to the ER, but I also stopped that too when I learned you should not drink, either. Of course, maybe if I continued to apply castor oil and take ACV, it *might* have cleared up. But what if, what is more likely, it doesn't? The money I will have to pay for the surgery (I have no health insurance) is a small price to pay compared to the possibility of death. I am not going to play Russian Roulette with my own life. Trust me, the surgery is not that bad and if I'm sitting here typing this to you almost 24 hours after my surgery, the surgery is relatively minor compared to the risks of NOT getting it - don't you think? Basically, don't eat, don't drink, don't take ibuprofen or painkillers, GET YOURSELF TO A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you think you have appendicitis. Your life is worth it. The bills will sort themselves out.
(Mars Hill, Nc)
(Santa Cruz, Ca)
I was ill for a 15 months before they figured out I had chronic appendicitis I was soooo sick that all my glands swelled up my ND told me to start rubbing good quality H--- health castor oil on my gland I would do while I was in shower (if you do this be careful it may make the shower slippery) I spray my shower daily to break up the oil. I also used a heating pad to get the oil to penetrate deeply within a few days all my glands returned to normal and my appedix was removed a couple weeks later.
For appendicitis, I used Edgar Cayce's medicine of massaging area with castor oil and it worked for me.
I was sick went to Urgency Care ran blood tests, scan everything looked fine, referred to GI specialist everything checked out. I was looking for answers I hired a whole team of doctors no answer at all. One doctor wanted to prescribe anti-depressant because I had been ill for so long so that the drugs could help manage the illness better. I declined it. Got rid of the doctors.
Did my research diagnosed myself with chronic appendicitis which is overlooked by most doctors they are looking at white blood cell count to tell them of infection. Chronic appendicitis does not appear to do that. It was suggested it is best to get blood draw when the fever is high, and have them culture the blood for infection, and just maybe the lab might detect infection Apparently, I had low level sepsis that goes undetected by most medical doctors because they are not trained to look at this. when my appendix would releases pus / bacteria into the system suddenly my heart rate would go up, fever/chills, felt like vomiting/ nausea, breathing rate increased, brain fog dizziness, with a dull ache on the right lower side or by the belly button . Also felt very tired because adrenal gland gets overworked due to long term illness.
This is what I did- cut back on solid food and juiced more, ate easy digestable foods, drank water with dash of sea salt, took walnut wormwood parasite cleanse plus GSE in water just in case Tommy is right regarding parasites. Drank fresh ginger tea with some fresh lemon and acv. Hired a smart Naturopathic doctor who quickly came up with UNDA remedies to drain the toxins out of the organs and help heal the appendix and suggested castor oil packs on my abdomen. I took natural blood detoxifiers all day long to clean the toxins out of the bloodstream. I'm now on the road to recovery.
Ok, so natural cures definitely work for appendicitis, but you have to be diligent. First of all, you have to immediately stop eating food and drink water only. You have to rest for at least 3 days and do enemas to remove the obstructions in your bowels. The infection will empty into your bowels and be removed from your body. You MUST NOT EAT FOOD. I went through this last year. It works but you have to not eat food and rest. You must change your diet afterwards as well if you expect to not get it again. You must eat lots of veggies and fiber on a regular basis to not get appendicitus again. DO some research. This method is used in India and has been used by knowlegable doctors in other places. American medical doctors are taught to remove the appendix immediately. However this still doesn't solve the problem...your problem is your diet. And when you remove your appendix, you are handicapped. Your appendix excretes oil and good bacteria when needed. Most people who remove their appendix end up with colon cancer. So do the research. Also turmeric helps with the inflammation & pain. Along with garlic & ginger. After the fast you should do a liquid diet for a week so that your body has time to heal so you dont just get appendicitus all over again
My appendex would hurt, so I took dandelion root capsules along with a half a lemon 3 x a day every day for two weeks at the end of two weeks I passed old stool. Then after that I was no longer in pain, I healed up, I would open up one dandelion capsule and put it into the cup of warm water along with the lemon juice that I would squeeze from a lemon about half of lemon or less to your preference and do this morning noon and night for two weeks, eat less food than normal for the two weeks to allow this to go through your intestines, I was very amazed at what happened, then I was no longer in pain, and if it happens again in the future just do this again, because your appendix will get clogged from time to time.
I woke up today with a lot of appendix area pain - I've had a little pain there before once in a while but today it was worse. I took some ginger capsules, ate some garlic, rubbed some castor oil on the area and took some of Dr. Schulze's Intestinal #3 formula - which is laxative, Dr. Schulze said if you have appendix pain the most important thing is to get the toxins out of there. I also took some Dr. Schulze formula #2- which is basically charcoal. After I passed some stool I felt much better and feel fine tonight.
This is my experience, first off my life style is a super healthy herbivore for 25 years. One day I had abdomen pain/pressure, headache, fever, and nausea. It was coming and going. At three months mark it got worse I had the chills headache, fever, abdomen discomfort and pressure in the upper right side of my abdomen went to the doctor, they ran CAT Scan, Uterine scan , Ultrasound, blood work a few days later I had endoscopy and colonscopy. Everything was normal. It is not six months later I still have chills, fever, and nauseau which comes and goes. Of course when doctors run out of answers "you send them for counseling to check for stress, anxiety or depression" I know because I worked in the field and I know the roll! I still have the symptoms. Any additional trips to the doctor are inconclusive. I believe I have what is called appendicitis inflammation that will never register on the radar of western medicine until it get so bad that it goes off the scale, and then you go running and howling into the ER for emergency surgery and/ or your appendix has ruptured. My chinese doctor says it is " because western medicine indicators have to be extreme for intervention to occur, and intervention at that point is surgical removal or the appendix has ruptured. " Tommy, I think your right! I'm going to get an independent lab to run the Dientamoeba fragilis test I'm sure I picked up this amoeba in one of travels. I'm currently taking fresh green hull wormwood, Grapefruit seed Extract and , drinking green gram (green mung bean) tea to see if I can kill the amboeba, but once I get the lab results I will get my doctor to prescribe something gentle to get rid of it. I also am drinking certified organic buttermilk three times a day to help my situation.
Appendicitis is serious and if you have it, run to the doctor. In my case, it was useless to run because all tests show up normal, but I have all the symptoms of recurring appendicitis. I have a version of it that is not routinuely seen nor acknowledged in the medical world. However, there are cases where doctor will remove the appendix because the person is suffering and the symptoms fall away. I want to hang on to all the parts that I was born with. So I will post again once my test results are confirmed.
Somebody submitted a post this week regarding belly button pain, probably appendicitis pain. I recommend the Water sea salt intestine cleanse it worked for me, I had the same symptoms for weeks, with couple of short recurring sharp pains, was unable to walk for couple of minutes, and interesting that was located mainly on the belly button area spreading the pain around it, and not in the lower right side. One day I wake up with unbearable pain I realized could be only appendicitis, searched the internet for any remedy and I decided to give it a try to water and sea salt, it took me not more than two hours to cleanse clear, and I had mostly liquidly food for the rest of the day, repeated the next day although it was not necessary. Hope it helps somebody!
(Kogi State, Nigeria)
(Masterton Wellington, New Zealand)