AVC - Apple Cider Vinegar for migraines or weight loss
I've read some other threads about the use of AVC for weight loss and stomach ailements (GERD or acid reflux or lack of acid - whatever) but I'm looking to see if anyone else has had success with the suggested 2 TBLSP ACV in 8 oz water daily for migraines.
I had migraines that progressively got worse and more frequent. I've suffered 18 long years of doctor after clinic after specialist. At the worst stretch of migraines when I was having them every 48 hours or so - I honestly contemplated suicide.
My husband suffered, my kids looked at the closed door and no lights in the room. No wonder they have a hard time relating to me. They hardly know me. Mommy has a migraine.
In desparation, I looked for anything else I hadn't medically tried along the natural holistic lines that wasn't a pill or needles or run by a clinic. That all hasn't worked. I found the AVC suggestion.
It was a miracle. I was in a full blown migraine - took my first "dose" (for lack of a better term) and 4 hours later I felt almost normal. Even the so-called best drugs like Imitrex and others on the market did not help like that. I took Imitrex for years and it would take a full nights sleep to wake up the next day - all drained from pain and fitful attempts at slumber.
I decided to go full tilt into taking vinegar once daily and sip on a AVC tea throughout the day.
I have not had a migraine since. It is not coincidence. I have had every medical drug known for migraines and even had reactions to some of those.
After years of searching and putting my life and trust in doctors, I am here to say that I have proof in my own experience that this has worked for me. Drugs may work for you. ACV may work for you. It may not. Drugs don't work for everybody and neither do natural products (just look at the folks who can't eat milk or sugar products when others can)... There isn't a cure-all that affects everyone the same way.
There is something that we all have and that is hope. Here's hoping and praying that anyone else out there has relief from migraines or any other thing that AVC may help with.
I know this isn't a drug or a herb, but it is natural food that helps you. Just look at prunes - eat them for good digestive help! Drink milk for the acidophalis - eat oranges for the vC - eat nuts for the protein but for goodness sake, don't discount cider vinegar as an old wives tale until you at least give it a good honest chance to contribue what it may to your overall well-being.
By the way - I've lost 5 lbs. and I'm almost 50 - so great side effect for me ;-)