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Aching Hands and Lack of Sleep

Posted by L (Germany) on 12/13/2007

I just need some help on the ACV remedy. I started taking it after a week of excruciating pain. Doctor gave me aciphex and reglan but both made me sleep for days! So I stumbled upon your site and have started the ACV remedy while stopping all Rx drugs. I've only taken it now for 2 days, but have had instant results. I've taken only one dose a night after dinner. However, when I go to bed, I'm having a hard time going to sleep or staying asleep and I wake up tired in the morning. I also am having muscle twitching and this morning my hands were aching. My heart also seems to be racing, but when I take my blood pressure, my BP is low and my heart rate is in the 50s-60s. Not sure what is going on there. I feel like I'm taking too much caffeine or taking sudafed, but I'm not. I've cut caffeine out completely when my pain started. Anyway, is this normal? Is there something else I should be doing? I want to continue the ACV therapy for my magnificent relief of all my GERD symptoms, but I don't want to harm my body by taking ACV. Do you know why I'm experiencing these symptoms? Thanks in advance

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Actually a pure apple cider vinegar remedy is taken ONCE IN THE MORNING, and if taken twice, it is taken during lunch or early afternoon. If it is taken before sleep, some people will not sleep as the malic acid seems to cause some people to be more energetic, as it raises the body's metabolism, as the malic acid is used in the Kreb's cycle of the mitochrondria, along with other vitamins. Hence the timing is off. A 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken before sleep might help if things do not work as expected.

The excruciating pain came from excessive calcium buildup in the tissue and the acidic effects of apple cider vinegar has a tendency to reduce such buildup and reduce the pain, usually within 3 days, if not a magnesium is added, such as magnesium citrate, 250 mg.

I also am having muscle twitching and this morning my hands were aching.

A muscle twitching and aching hands is a magnesium deficiency, with possible electrolyte imbalance, and only one dose of sports drink with potassium and added sea salt 1/4 teaspoon per liter of drinking water is used. Vitamin B complex B50 taken for only a couple of days should reduce the aching hands, in some cases. The best remedy for GERD in the long run without excess acidity is the 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar plus at least 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Since you have trouble sleeping, the remedy is taken once in the morning and once in the early afternoon. Baking soda seems to help sleep too, so just change the scheduling of when it is taken.