365 Days of Hypochondria

And other personal happenings.

Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules (Day 228)


Once upon a time, hot sauce was my favourite food. I wish that ten word story had a happy ending. Instead, my love of hot sauce gave me an annoying case of acid reflux. Now I try to avoid the stuff. One of the side affects of my acid reflex is an ultra-annoying persistent cough. Luckily, I’ve found something that helps me.


At first I didn’t think these supplements would work. At first, I’d take one during the day, and I would feel better for about fifteen minutes, and then my cough would return. Last night though, I took one before I went to bed. It not only helped me intensely but I also didn’t cough at all today! (Another plus is that they are high in potassium.)

I took one again tonight because my cough came back as I settled into bed. I’m going to try this out for a little longer and I will let you know how it goes. Acid reflux sounds like an old man’s disease. I can’t even believe I have it, so anything to ease it makes me happy.

My mother also has acid reflux, and she finds that mixing straight apple cider vinegar with water helps too. I like the capsules because you don’t get that sour taste and they are super convenient.

10 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules (Day 228)

  1. great to know you and finding them useful. However, I don’t think the ‘hot sauce’ would be responsible for the cough. You’re correct in thinking that apple cider vinegar can help with acid reflux but i think its pretty safe to assume the cough is a separate unrelated issue. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ACV HUB

    • My mother has the same issue. It’s from all the acidy foods we used to eat. It’s obviously a culmination of things but I literally ate hot sauce (listed as a “bad food” for those with acid reflux) with every meal and eating it only makes things worse as I have noticed. Coughing is indeed a symptom of reflux, it’s actually one of the many ‘silent symptoms’. You are especially prone to coughing if you have also experienced asthma, as we both have. I am pretty aware of my own body and I have done my research already. Thanks for your comment!

  2. It’s a constant clearing of the throat, or cough. So annoying, and for me it’s definitely part of acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar mixed in water brings immediate relief. So thankful that I found that solution. Glad it’s working for you too Kira.

  3. Ok I think I’m convinced to buy these… Apple cider vinegar is like a wonder supplement. I actually use it in my hair, leave it in for 10-15 minutes, rinse it out (very well!!!!) and it leaves my hair silky and gets rid of build up. Great stuff.

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