Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

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Posted by Catalina (Kapaau, Hi) on 01/04/2018

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with calcium deposits in my shoulders. I began using apple cider vinegar to resolve the crystals. Yesterday I suddenly became extremely dizzy and went to the hospital. I was told I had benign positional vertigo. Could the apple cider vinegar have released crystals in my ear?

Replied by Rskorj

I doubt that BPV is brought on by Taking apple cider vinegar. If you were diagnised correctly - You may have bumped your head somehow to cause the crystals to move out of their correct place. My husband got BPV from trying to get the water out of his ear after showering by hitting the side of his head repeatedly. BPV can be fixed by special manouvers that get the crystals back into place. There are videos on you tube that show you how to do it.

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Posted by Anon (Usa) on 10/24/2017

I have been upping my probiotics. I use about one bottle of kombucha (which I adore) ever other day and varying amounts of raw ACV (which I also like). I have been getting hives whenever I use them now. Hives doesn't seem like a common detox reaction. My scalp is especially affected, my waist, and then just spots here and there. I have had dandruff and itchy oily scalp for years. Recently I tried a different shampoo which appears to have eliminated the dandruff and oil. It isn't even a dandruff shampoo. I like using ACV in place of soap in the shower and to condition my hair.

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Posted by Lou (Nsw) on 09/21/2017

After using ACV for six weeks, twice a day I mixed a teaspoon with soda water and really enjoyed it. I lost weight as I was not as hungry but I did develop itchy rash on my torso and worse, bleeding from the bowel and increased vaginal bleeds. I'm hoping now I've stopped the ACV, the bleeding will also stop as my HB levels are now quite low and doctors are concerned. Scopes to follow.

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Posted by Marcia (Dublin) on 08/24/2017

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I have been taking about 1 tablespoonful with lemon and (occasionally honey), warm water and a little grape juice in the morning. Always feel well with it. However recently I got overly keen and applied it straight to my hair/scalp, no water, and left on for hours. Not a good idea I think.

I have begun losing hair each time I brush/comb and never used to do so. After 6 weeks hair feels quite thin and very itchy on the scalp at the back. This might be a detox reaction so not too worried about that.

I am going to stop for a month to gauge reactions and if I continue to consume I shall take much smaller amounts. Otherwise generally healthy for my age. Did anybody else notice any hair loss directly attributable to ACV?

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Posted by Gypsylady (Blue Ridge, Ga) on 08/16/2017

I love Apple Cider Vinegar but it doesn't love me. Every time I try it, I get a yeast infection. I read in one of my health books that some people with Candida can NEVER use ACV. Is there any way to overcome this?? I feel better when I drink it and need it for digestion.

Thank you!! Love earth clinic!!!!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Gypsylady, might lemon juice do?

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)

When you use it it starts to fight the yeast in your body, so it causes outbreaks. I get yeast infections when I detox or eat too much kefir or any other good thing. Yeast is a large battle to fight. I am not fighting mine anymore. I am just slowly bringing my health back and good microbes and Ph balance. Keep on the healthy track but go slow and low dose.

Replied by Mwangi
(Nyeri, Kenya)

It's possible that ACV is only bringing out the yeast that is already in your system---healing crisis---that manifests itself as an infection.

Replied by Tom

WE need hydrochloric acid in the stomach for optimum digestion. .As we age, the acid diminishes and digestion is impaired, which gives rise to a host of illnesses. Apple cider vinegar helps to increase the acid and this enables proper digestion. Vitamins like the b-complex, specially the b8 and the b12 can only be absorbed if the proper amounts of HCL are present. Some of us might experience sensitive teeth or burning throat from drinking the vinegar. Dilute it or use the pills.

and b12

Replied by MICHELLE
(Eastern North Carolina)

This is very interesting. I tried taking ACV but every day I got diarrhea. One time I tried for 4 days straight but still diarrhea and when I stopped I ended up with a white coated tongue that is still there over a week later. What to do?

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Posted by Karne (London) on 07/17/2017

Hi I have just started yesterday taking ACV 1 teaspoon in 8oz water (using lemon squash to hide the taste) drank 3 times before each meal and noticed a very full feeling and did not want to eat between meals immediately.... today had first thing ate small banana and 2 hrs later had 0% fat greek yog with some granola but could not finish it felt stuffed.... but then also started to notice taste in my saliva? is 3 times a day 1 teaspoon too much? Has anyone had same effect?

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Karne, start low and slow! 1 teaspoon daily is enough of a start.

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Posted by Sid (Dallas) on 06/08/2017

Hi Earth clinic,

I wanted to check with you about my intake of ACV which has been going for last 6 months, but I have lately got the pityriasis rosea rashes on my torso/stomach/ribs/back area.

Are they both interlinked i.e., can taking ACV cause these rashes with PR, should I be worried off? also can I still continue taking the ACV and would this worsen the rashes count .

Thank you,


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Posted by Susan (Citrus Heights, Ca) on 04/26/2017

I tried Apple Cider Vinegar for the fungus in under my thumb nail and I started having cramps, stinky gas, and intolerance to ice cream and chocolate. Never had these problems before. Stopped drinking it and I'm back to my self again.

Replied by Yarn Lover

It sounds your body was going through a detox period. It gets bad before the healing comes. You should start it again and push through it.

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Posted by Nycdeanna (New York City) on 02/01/2017

I would love to know, when taking Apple Cider Vinegar shots straight, could it cause a rash, of the toxins coming out of my body?

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Posted by Leanne (Brisbane, Qld) on 11/16/2016

Has anyone experienced prickling? For 6 weeks I took 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water in the morning to cure my acid reflux...which it did 100% and no reactions. Then suddenly after the 6 weeks I started getting itchy on my chest and a rash up my neck (like I do sometimes with certain wines) and now have pricking all over. I was feeling fabulous taking the ACV and so I tried only taking it every second day but with the same symptoms to then just a tsp in a glass of water but still no difference. I have stopped taking the ACV for the past 3 days and the prickling is almost gone....I really want to continue taking it but not sure if it's a good idea if it turns out I'm allergic to it?

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Posted by Roxy (Castroville, Tx) on 11/04/2016

I love how taking ACV makes me feel but ACV really makes my teeth sensitive. I tried 1 tsp a day through a straw and couldn't bare the sensitivity. How can I get it down without touching teeth?

Replied by May

Do you dilute the vinegar before drinking it through a straw? You could try apple cider vinegar capsules available online or in the healthfood store.

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

Take the "tablet" form of ACV; is my preferred method.

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Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/26/2016

To Dear E.C.

I am feeling a little nauseous after upping my dosages of BSM, ACC, Bicarbonate of Soda and Coconut Oil (separately) for arthritis. I feel as if my kidneys are under pressure, though I have no history of kidney problems and my recent blood tests were fine. It could be an arthritis flare up or a "Healing Crisis" (I forget the term R_____(?)) I suppose but how would I tell the difference?

Not sure whether to back track or persevere! Thanks.

EC: We think you mean Herxheimer Die-Off Reaction

Replied by Michael, New Zealand
(New Zealand)

Yes, that's it-Herxheimer Die-Off Reaction. or possibly "Healing Crisis".

Does that fit my situation and could you describe it for me please. Is there anything on your site that describes it?

I meant ACVinegar (not ACC) sorry about that typing slippage. Thanks

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Posted by Bb (California) on 12/17/2015

I read some information about ACV and it's positive effect on candida growth so I thought I would give it a try. After trying it twice a day (one tablespoon to 8 oz of water) for four days, I gave up. It was making me sick. I was having heartburn and feeling generally unwell and tired. I usually wake up in the morning with energy but instead I am dragging myself out of bed and struggling through the day. I just don't understand why it affects me this way but I am done!

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Posted by Sky (Stone Mountain) on 11/04/2015

I have been taking ACV and have been getting headaches. Is this normal or should I stop taking the ACV?

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Sky, if you see it's helping you in other areas, why don't you reduce your dosage until you find a no-headache dose.

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Posted by Chris (Santa Clara ) on 09/15/2015

I am getting a headache taking acv. I hear so many good benefits. Does this happen to some people?

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