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    Hi! I read a post some time ago about using apple cider vinegar to cure GERD. I know the person said it didn't work for everyone only if you didn't have enough acid in your stomach. I have been taking medication (Nexium right now) for GERD for about five years. I would like to get off the medication. I tried taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 tsp of baking soda before every meal (as recommended on the Brahm's site I believe). It helped a lot. I didn't have any problems at night but I had some burning in my chest area off and on during the day, especially about an hour or so after the meal. I tried for 3 days, then I returned to the Nexium because I was afraid of aggravating my condition. How long does it take before all the symptoms disappear with apple cider vinegar? Can anyone help me with this. I would like to go back to it but I am unsure. Thank you!

    Jacqueline






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    • #3
      Hi Jacqueline,

      There are so many reasons for GERD that I'm not to sure anyone can give you an answer unless they are an ND. One book called Healthy Digestion the Natural Way by D. Lindsey Berkson may be of some help. You may need some good probiotics (kefir), digestive enzymes, etc. I know for myself, avoid wheat and take magnesium.

      Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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      • #4
        Thank you Denise and Wendy! Those sites provide a lot of information. I think I was looking for a quick fix...which there is not. I have checked out the book recommendation on amazon and I will order them and get more information before I attempt to stop my medication again.





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        • #5
          Trust that your body can heal itself through natural ways. With the body, really there is no quick fix other than masking symptoms with perscriptions and never really knowing the cause. But do talk with your doctor about getting off any perscription meds.
          Take a look at what you're eating as well. Anything that doesn't come from a plant and is processed in any way can cause all kinds of problems in the body. Also sometimes allergies to foods can cause these types of issues. Good luck on your journey!

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          • #6
            Do NOT take baking soda with the vinegar!!! It neutralizes the vinegar and will cause more problems. I am the one that said vinegar got me off my prevacid forever!!!
            Just take a simple test...put a little vinegar in apple juice or water and try it when you feel the acid...IF it helps, keep doing it whenever you need it! I got off of prevacid cold turkey doing this. It DID take time and I DID take a lot of vinegar at first...but it does get better!

            Cindy





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            • #7
              I take Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day for GERD. I was taking Prevacid and had read about the vinegar so decided to try it. I take a tsp in water and chug it down, followed by some plain water, before breakfast and dinner. It does the trick for me, hardly ever belch anymore.[:0] My main problem was waking up in the night belching. When I saw a pulmonologist and was diagnosed with asthma she told me one of the causes is GERD. It got me to thinking that I did that in the night. She put me on the prevacid but I would rather do something natural then use meds.
              Now my husband has had a duodenal ulcer and was on Nexium for a year and had had to go back on. He tried the vinegar and it made him feel worse. [xx(] So consequentally he continues on the Nexium.
              So I don't know if it is because one of us had too much acid and the other too little or what. Actually his ulcer was caused by some other meds he had taken.
              HOpe this info helps you.
              Arliss

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              • #8
                Check out Primal Defense for the ulcer. I've found the best prices at www.iherb.com

                Denise
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                • #9
                  Hey There!

                  I had an EXTREMELY bad case of GERD which resulted in Esophagitis(sp?) I was on Nexium for a while. Basically the GERD went away but came back last year, this time REALLY BAD! I was getting ready to see the doctor for it again as Esophagitis is a precancerous condition. I started the Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar and it did help. One thing that has helped me tremendously was I decided to go meat free and ya know what? Haven't had GERD symptoms at all since then. I'm thinking meat must be very hard for me to digest. I love all the things we should avoid when we have GERD [:I]

                  Take care!
                  Mary Ann

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                  • #10
                    I find it interesting that most people actually have LOW stomach acid...I just wish the medical community could get with the program. One complaint of acid and they've got you on terrible drugs. And antacis are terrible...just do a little search on low stomach acid, it's scary stuff!!!!


                    Cindy





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                    • #11
                      Thank you everyone for all your info and personal experiences with apple cider vinegar. It did help me a lot the first time I tried it. However, I was afraid of taking it too often and damaging my stomach even more. I think I will talk to my doctor, see if he knows anything about it and I will try it again when things settle down a little. Thank you Cindy! Next time I do, I will take it whenever needed. These forums and the people on it are so great!

                      Jacqueline





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                      • #12
                        No, it will not damage your stomach. I was worried also at first, but have since learned different. Since you may be deficient in acid, you can take quite a lot of acid into the stomach. Trust me, it's much much worse NOT to have enough...for your whole digestive system. I also take Betaine, which is straight hydrochloric acid, or stomach acid. I take a lot some days...so you will be fine!!!

                        Cindy





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                        • #13
                          I really need to Start Deinking More apple cider as I am getting Hungrey too Much

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                          • #14
                            in rebuild cartilage thread i posted a couple of sites about enzymes. they may have the support for gerd, & a host of other issues related to pH imbalances.

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