Apple Cider Vinegar for pancreatitis?

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Hello all. I have a question for you.

Would consuming ACV help relieve an attack of CP/AP or is it only with gallbladder issues?

Im asking because I have found out, if I drink Apple Cider Vinegar when I have an attack, then the pain will subside in 15-20 minutes. I read this would help relieve gallbladder pain, so I gave it a go and it worked.

Having bouts of attacks since 09, varying in pain and duration (In the beginning it was very painful, but only once a year) now it is just a dull ache once every two months. No radiation to the back. During an attack I sometimes get chills and nausea. The pain is like 1,5-2 inches above my belly button, but when I poke around, it is painful/tender to touch when I press under my right ribcage, and it kinda shoots into where the pain is felt when I dont press below the right ribcage. This place under right ribcage will be tender to touch for like 24 hours after an attack. No pain on the left side, even when pressed during an attack.

I do have trouble with stools (loose and sometimes float) and growling noises in my tummy. This might be when I eat more fats, but I am not sure. I also feel discomfort/pain when I press on my upper abdomen.

I have had bloodwork done, two ultrasounds of abdomen, two endoscopies and a colonoscopy done. All clear.

Doctors say some kind of IBS so far, but I am sure there is more to it. Just unsure of what.

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  • Posted

    I should probably add that I have had many nights out drinking since 09. Alchohol has never been a problem in terms of pain. Never had an attack when drinking, or after drinking.
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    I'd keep a food diary etc. Could just be severe stomach spasms etc. The fact that alcohol doesn't make a difference is a positive. As I've been told by several consultants if you have an attack of pancreatitis it's unmanageable in the house. However I know how you feel.
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      I guess thats a good sign. Never went to the ER with this. Even when it was at its worst, I just felt like riding it out. Dont get me wrong, the first couple of attacks were really painful, but never thought of the ER.

      But what youre saying is a home remedy would not make a difference with AP/CP?

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      To my knowledge the only thing that helps that is a stint in hospital...nil by mouth and on a drip...However the apple cider vinegar does have health benefits with digestion and anti biotic properties among other things
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      If thats true, it would seem like my pain does not come from my pancreas. I was amazed about the pain subsiding after drinking ACV. It made sense with gallbladder issues though. Just dont understand why they haven't found anything wrong with it.
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    Be careful drinking something like that. The acid in it will cause you to produce more stomach acid like alot more and that combination tends to make people vomit. Vomiting all that acid can cause inflammation issues in your stomach and esophagus. Not mention damage to tooth enamel. Thats why most drs dont recommend drinking that sort of thing. But if it helps...
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      I've never had a problem with ACV.  One tbsp for acid reflux or sharp pains from gas and the pain is gone and doesn't come back.  Been using it for over a year.  A true godsend.  

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    It's not pancreatitis. I have it. Just got out the hospital today. When you have an attack it lasts for days. It's been over a week now for me and I'm still in pain. You vomit up the smallest sip of water and while your entire insides of your abdomen feel as if they are twisting in knots the worst pain is the stabbing in your stomach that morphine won't even help go away. Never drinking alcohol again! I could have died. You need to visit a specialist. Something is wrong but not that.

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    Ask your doctors to check for  C difficile. Some of your symptoms matches. Many people is misdiagnosed with with IBS  or Crhron's disease, but they have C difficile or Candida overgrowth .

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