Is This Morgellons Disease or an Episode From the ‘X’ Files?

The symptoms sound like something from The X Files – Morgellons sufferers complain of a crawling sensation all over the body, egg-like lumps under the skin and, even more bizarrely, cuts which produce tiny red and blue fibres.

Many doctors, however, are highly sceptical – dismissing the symptoms as imaginary and patients as delusional.

But a growing number of experts believe the symptoms are genuine, and the U.S. government’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the condition – Morgellons disease – as reported in the New Scientist.

Morgellons disease: Sufferers complain of cuts which produce tiny red and blue fibers

This belated recognition comes as a great relief to the many thousands of sufferers, such as Connie, who have struggled for years with this debilitating condition.

“It feels like tiny insects crawling or biting under my skin”

As a result she hardly sleeps at night, constantly woken by the intense itching on her arms.

“I scratch and scratch, but it doesn’t help. I’ve suffered hundreds of nights like this. Sometimes I just lie awake, crying.”

Connie’s arms are covered with dozens of sores. Some have tiny, white, egg-like lumps on them, just under the skin surface.

More bizarrely, when Connie scratches her arms, small black specks, which look like tiny grains of pepper, appear from under the surface of the skin.

The problem appeared 14 years ago

Doctors and dermatologists have been unable to give her a diagnosis, and two skin biopsies have provided no answer.

At the suggestion of a dermatologist, Beverley applies creams to try to soothe the itching and then bandages her arms for two days to protect the area.

Unfortunately, this hasn’t helped.

The only thing that provides relief is when I put ice on my arms,” she says.

Then in September, Connie discovered that she was not the only person with the problem.

After typing ‘itching on the arms’ into an internet search engine, she came across a website for Morgellons disease.

“My husband looked at the screen and said: ‘My God, those are all the symptoms you’ve described.'”

Incredibly, more than 14,000 families worldwide had registered on the website claiming they suffered, too.

But in addition to Connie’s symptoms, many complained of something even stranger: tiny fibres, of various colours, growing out of their skin.

Connie says: “The fibres are 1mm or 2mm long and are either pinky red, blue, brown, black or transparent. They look like little hairs and most grow out of the lesions on my arms, legs and torso.”

Four years ago, Connie, 58, started being affected by what many sufferers describe as brain fog.

This woman suffers from 'brain-fog'

My thinking became cloudy and forgetful,” she explains. “I jumble up my words and sometimes, if someone is talking to me, I can’t understand what they are saying so I have to ask them to repeat themselves.

The condition forced Connie to give up, withdraw from life and she soon became suicidal.

“The doctors are very dismissive. One doctor sent the fibres off to a lab, but all she said was that nothing abnormal had been detected.” Among Morgellons sufferers, this is a common experience.

Who Coined the Name ‘Morgellons?

The disease was named in 2002 by an American mother, Mary Leitao, whose two-year- old son one day pointed to his lip and said ‘bugs’.

Mary was alarmed to find fibres growing there, but soon became frustrated that no doctor would investigate her son’s condition.

She began researching it for herself, and came across a 17th-century article which described a condition, ‘The Morgellons’, where unusual hairs would grow out of the skin.

Morgellons Fiber

In the U.S., where the majority of cases are found, the number of people claiming to have the same symptoms – and the absence of a medical explanation – led to the launch of the government’s CDC investigation, involving a team of specialists in epidemiology, environmental health, dermatology, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, pathology and mental health.

However, most experts believe the condition is a psychological disorder called delusional parasitosis.

All in the mind: According to Morgellons sufferers doctors are dismissive of their illness. 

Morgellons Reseacher

Sufferers convince themselves the crawling sensations and fibres are evidence of an infection by a parasite.

“The brain tells them something is crawling on or under their skin,” says Professor Lynn Kimsey, an expert on insects and disease at the University of California.

The human brain is wired to make connections between events, but we don’t always draw the right conclusions. Only in a small proportion of cases do real parasites – such as mites – cause this type of thing.”

Instead, Prof Kimsey says, the skin sensations are likely to be the result of changes in brain and nerve chemistry, commonly triggered by drug or alcohol abuse or hormonal changes such as the menopause.

The patients constantly scratch their skin – a process called neurotic excoriation – creating sores that never get the chance to heal.

As Professor Noah Scheinfeld, a dermatologist at Columbia University in the U.S., explains: “The skin becomes a sink for nervous energy and the slightest sensation can lead people to itch.”

Even the fibres have a simple explanation: “They inevitably turn out to be lint from clothes, household fibres or hair,” Kimsey says.

“Sores and scabs attract and trap these fibres.”

Sceptics say Morgellons is best treated with dermatological creams for the sores – and possibly anti-psychotic drugs in severe cases.

But a handful of experts have found evidence that seems to contradict conventional explanations.

Randy Wymore, assistant professor of pharmacology at Oklahoma State University, stumbled across the Morgellons website and, surprised by the number of people claiming to be affected, offered to test some of the fibres at his lab.

“I thought it would be easy to determine their origin,” he says.

But contrary to his expectations, the fibres did not match any common environmental ones.

So Wymore invited some Morgellons patients in to be examined by a colleague, Rhonda Casey.

She found that even under unbroken skin there were masses of fibres. After extensive tests, scientists including a police forensics team drew a blank as to their origin, despite comparing them to more than 90,000 organic compounds.

Meanwhile, at the State University of New York, Vitaly Citovsky, professor of biochemistry and cell biology, found that the lesions of Morgellons patients test positively for the presence of agrobacterium, a bacterium used in the commercial production of genetically modified food – but not normally found in skin sores.

Psychiatrist Robert Bransfield has studied a database of 3,000 Morgellons patients and argues that the psychological profile of Morgellons patients does not fit with a diagnosis of delusional parasitosis.

Dr. Robert Bransfield

Before the onset of their illness, their mental status appears to be quite representative of the general population,” says Bransfield.

“Later on they may become paranoid and delusional; but they don’t start out that way.”

Immunopsychology experts such as Bransfield are discovering that the body’s own immune reaction to invasion by a parasite can significantly affect levels of brain chemicals, such as serotonin.

In other illnesses, such as hepatitis C, this can result in altered psychological states and mental symptoms.

Morgellons could work this way, too, Bransfield suggests.

Some test results have led researchers to speculate that Morgellons may be caused by an unusual fungal parasite.

For Connie, the new CDC investigation’s conclusion cannot come soon enough.

I’m not delusional,” she says. “I just want to find out what is happening to my body.”

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Haven’t Heard of Morgellons Disease?

You have probably heard it said, what you don’t know can still hurt you. Never has that been truer than with the newly emerging mystery disease called Morgellons.

Actual Morgellons Lesions

Haven’t heard of Morgellons Disease?

You’re not alone. And that’s why you must know more — because what you don’t know about this ailment can indeed hurt you.

Morgellons Disease is a little-known, yet growing threat in our present day world. In fact, many consider that Morgellons may very possibly become the “plague” of our generation.

In fact, so little is known about this disease that no one can even explain where it came from. The earliest reference, in 1674, mentions similar symptoms which are seen today. Another tiny clue is found in 1862, in a drawing created by Dr. Michel Ettmuller of skin lesions commonly associated with Morgellons.

But what exactly is Morgellons Disease?

Brain Fog

Some of the symptoms include debilitating exhaustion, skin lesions that refuse to heal, “brain fog” and even the sensation of bugs and worms biting or crawling under your skin!

But even worse, there’s physical disfigurement and unrelenting pain and discomfort in your joints. All leading to social isolation because of how others will react in fear and ignorance towards you and your symptoms. People fear what they don’t understand and Morgellons is certainly an unknown disease.

But are you really at risk from this mystery disease?

Many people scoff at the very idea that Morgellons poses a real risk. Instead they portray so-called patients as delusional or attention-seekers.

But before you jump to the same conclusion, consider the following: samples taken from the skin lesions of individuals claiming to be affected by Morgellons revealed the infestation

Exiting Morgellons "critter"

of a wingless, arthropod insect called a springtail or collembola. Perhaps some exotic insect from a faraway place? Hardly. They can be found inside, in damp areas near sinks or leaky pipes, or outside in damp soil, near pools, ponds or other water sources.

Or consider that Morgellons Disease is suspected to be associated to other diseases that present similar symptoms, specifically Lyme borreliosis. Yes, the same Lyme disease that affected more than 23,000 people in 2005, through the simple bite of an infected tick.

Ready to run to the doctor?

It may not help you. Even the doctor you rely upon for medical advice probably has no answers for you. Worse yet, because of the lack of medical information, his diagnosis will completely rely upon his own personal theory of what Morgellons really is.

Very little is certain about Morgellons Disease except that is a frightening unknown ailment. The freakish symptoms, only a few of which are described here, frighten those with them and those who fear they’ve been exposed. Doctors are at a loss to explain the causes and at an even greater loss to treat them.

With little scientific explanation, a large, confusing array of symptoms and without even a standardized test to detect this disease, Morgellons remains one of the great medical mysteries of our present day.

But perhaps the greatest threat from Morgellons is fear. Without asking the tough questions, without pushing for greater research and understanding, the effects of Morgellons can never be addressed.

This may be the first time you’ve heard of Morgellons, but unfortunately, it’s most likely not the last.

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M.D. Proclaims Morgellons Disease is NOT Delusional

Morgellons Disease

Robert C. Bransfield, M.D.

I am pleased to see that in the December 15, 2006, issue, Psychiatric News drew attention to Morgellons disease and that the excellent article gave sound advice on communicating with delusional parasitosis patients. However, I would like to add comments about the distinction between Morgellons disease and delusional parasitosis.

I’ve evaluated and treated Morgellons patients, spoken with researchers and other clinicians who work with these patients, read the limited literature on the subject, and reviewed a database of 3,000 Morgellons patients. The Morgellons patients I have seen had surprisingly similar symptoms, with an abrupt onset, often following a toxic exposure. Before the onset of their illness, these patients’ mental status appeared to be quite representative of the general population, and some (including physicians) were high-functioning professionals. The condition appears more common in nurses, teachers, and in family members in the same household, which suggests a contagious component.

After the onset of the illness, these patients report surprisingly similar symptoms. They have a combination of bizarre dermatological symptoms, cognit ive impairments, mood disturbances, and sometimes paranoia and suicide attempts in later stages of the illness.

Their symptoms are not compatible with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, substance abuse, or other recognized causes of delusions. When patients complain of fibers protruding from their skin, examination with a low-power digital microscope can visualize and photograph the presence or absence of these fibers. In addition, many Morgellons patients test positive for Lyme disease. The mental symptoms seen in Morgellons are similar to those of other chronic general medical illnesses with psychiatric manifestations, since the mental symptoms fluctuate in a pattern similar to that of the general medical symptoms; and this suggests that the mental symptoms are probably associated with immune and/or toxic effects upon the brain.

When these patients are treated with modest courses of antibiotics, their dermatological and psychiatric symptoms often show significant improvement. Without a thorough assessment, Morgellons patients are commonly given a diagnosis of delusional parasitosis, resulting in a delay in proper treatment. Whatever Morgellons is, it is something very different and unique and should be considered as a condition needing further study and possibly listed in the next edition of the DSM.

In summary, Morgellons disease and delusional parasitosis are two distinct clinical entities. Morgellons does not appear to be an imaginary or delusional illness and merits the research effort that we see with any other emerging and serious illness.



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Morgellons; Here is What Your CDC Has To Say

Morgellons sufferers around the world are waiting to see what the CDC will announce this year as the result of their study into the mysterious condition known commonly as Morgellons Disease

Unexplained Dermopathy (also called “Morgellons”)

CDC continues to receive reports of an unexplained skin condition which some refer to as “Morgellons”. Persons who suffer from this condition report a range of cutaneous or skin symptoms including crawling, biting and stinging sensations; granules, threads, fibers, or black speck-like materials on or beneath the skin; and/or skin rashes or sores. In addition to skin symptoms, some sufferers also report fatigue, mental confusion, short term memory loss, joint pain, and changes in vision.

At this time, scientists and doctors do not know what causes this condition. They do not know if people who report the condition have common risk factors or if there is a common cause for the symptoms. To assist in learning more about this condition, CDC is conducting an epidemiologic investigation. To learn more about the investigation, please refer to the following link:www.cdc.gov/unexplaineddermopathy/investigation.html

Does CDC have evidence that this is a new condition?

We do not know the cause of this condition or whether this condition is new. CDC has received an increased number of reports from persons who describe similar symptoms; therefore, we are conducting an investigation to learn more about this unexplained dermopathy.

I (or my family member) am/is suffering from this skin condition, what should I do?

Persons who believe they may suffer from this condition should contact a healthcare provider for evaluation and medical care. CDC is not a medical facility and does not provide medical care or consultation to patients.

Common Morgellons Lesions

Is this condition contagious?

The factors associated with acquiring this condition are unknown. At this time, doctors and scientists do not know what causes this condition and there is not enough information to determine whether or not this condition is contagious.

How do I find a doctor?

CDC is a public health institution that is a part of the federal government. CDC does not provide healthcare or maintain a referral list of providers. CDC suggests that you contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may be able to identify an appropriate doctor in your area by contacting your insurance company or by using online physician locators that have been established by professional medical societies such as the American Medical Associationhttp://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jspExternal Web Site Icon or the American Academy of Dermatologyhttp://www.aad.org/public/searchderm.htmExternal Web Site Icon.

Morgellons Lesions; 2 & 1/2 weeks later

Is CDC aware that some web sites claim they have products that will treat/cure this condition?

Yes. We are aware of some web sites that make these claims, including some that imply CDC support of their products. CDC cannot validate the information or claims of those web sites. At this time, CDC does not endorse or recommend any specific treatment or medications for this condition. Consumers should seek input from their healthcare provider before purchasing or using any product (e.g., skin creams, pills, and other medications) or equipment that is marketed as a treatment for this condition.

I have more questions, whom can I contact?

CDC recommends that you contact a licensed healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms.

CDC maintains a telephone number with a pre-recorded voicemail and an email account to which you can send inquiries. At this time, we are not able to provide individual responses to each inquiry.

Email: morgellonssyndrome@cdc.gov or
Phone: 404-718-1199 (Pre-recorded message with voicemail)



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Mayo Clinic’s Morgellons Disease Viewpoint

Morgellons disease is mysterious and controversial. Here you’ll find answers to common questions about Morgellons disease — and suggestions for coping with it.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Morgellons disease is a mysterious skin disorder characterized by disfiguring sores and crawling sensations on and under the skin. Although Morgellons disease isn’t widely recognized as a medical diagnosis, experts from the Centers for

Centers for Disease Control

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating reports of the condition, which they refer to as unexplained dermopathy.

If you suspect that you have Morgellons disease, you may have many questions about the condition. Here’s what you need to know about Morgellons disease, including practical tips for managing your signs and symptoms.

What are the signs and symptoms of Morgellons disease?

People who have Morgellons disease report the following signs and symptoms:

  • Skin rashes or sores that can cause intense itching
  • Crawling sensations on and under the skin, often compared to insects moving, stinging or biting
  • Fibers, threads or black stringy material in and on the skin
  • Severe fatigue
  • Inability to concentrate and short-term memory loss
  • Behavioral changes
  • Joint pain
  • Vision changes

Morgellons disease shares characteristics with various recognized conditions, including Lyme disease, liver or kidney disease, schizophrenia, drug or alcohol abuse, and a mental illness involving false beliefs about infestation by parasites (delusional parasitosis).

How widespread is Morgellons disease?

Reports of Morgellons disease have been made in every state in the United States and 15 countries around the world. Most reported cases are clustered in California, Texas and Florida.

What do researchers know about Morgellons disease?

Beyond anecdotal reports, researchers know little about Morgellons disease. The CDC reports no known causes of Morgellons disease and no successful treatment for the condition. Whether Morgellons disease is contagious remains a mystery.

How controversial is Morgellons disease?

If you have Morgellons disease, there is no contraversy!

Morgellons Lesions

Current attitudes toward Morgellons disease fall into various categories:

  • Some health professionals believe that Morgellons disease is a specific condition that needs to be confirmed by future research.
  • Some health professionals believe that signs and symptoms of Morgellons disease are caused by another condition, often mental illness.
  • Other health professionals don’t acknowledge Morgellons disease or are reserving judgment until more is known about the condition.

Some people who suspect Morgellons disease claim they’ve been ignored, criticized as delusional or dismissed as fakers. In contrast, some doctors say that people who report signs and symptoms of Morgellons disease typically resist other explanations for their condition.

How can you cope with the signs and symptoms of Morgellons disease?

The signs and symptoms linked to Morgellons disease can be distressing. Even though health professionals disagree about the nature of the condition, you deserve compassionate treatment. While research continues, take positive steps to manage your signs and symptoms.

  • Establish a caring health care team. Find a doctor who acknowledges your concerns and does a thorough examination. Since Morgellons disease often requires frequent follow-up visits, a local health care team may be most convenient.
  • Be patient. Your doctor will likely look for known conditions that point to evidence-based treatments before considering a diagnosis of Morgellons disease.
  • Keep an open mind. Consider various causes for your signs and symptoms, and follow your doctor’s recommendations for treatment — which may include long-term mental health therapy.
  • Seek treatment for other conditions. Get treatment for anxiety, depression or any other condition that affects your thinking, moods or behavior.
  • Keep track of the latest news about Morgellons disease.Supplement the information you find online with articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Remember that some sources are more reputable than are others.

Need more information?  This is the most comprehensive website for Morgellons Disease.



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What Would Your Immune System Do If It Did Not Have To Fight Pathogens?

Imagine that your body contains absolutely no pathogens. How would you feel?  What would happen to the quality of your life? What would you do with your new vitality and energy?

So, what are pathogens?

According to Wikipedia “A pathogen or infectious agent is a biological agent that causes disease or illness to its host. The term pathogen is derived from the Greek, “that which produces suffering.”

Six months ago, I had occasion to try a product, not sold in the USA, that claimed to “kill all known pathogens” so I decided to try it since my health was quite poor at the time. At 57 years old, I was 100 pounds overweight, had insulin-dependant diabetes, taking 150 units of insulin every day, my cholesterol was over 300, I had very high blood pressure, my bones and joints hurt so much I could only walk for 10 minutes and would have to sit down or cry from the pain. My doctor told me I had suffered a mild ‘silent heart attack’ and that I was at a crossroads; either give up and die most uncomfortably, or, step up to the plate and fix these problems.  Since I am a coward at heart, I decided on the latter course of action.

So I tried the product.  According to the company that manufactures the product, it kills all known pathogens by penetrating the cellular wall and paralyzing the cellular lung and the pathogenic organism suffocates and dies, usually in 30 minutes. This includes harmful bacteria, viruses, fungus, protozoa and single-cell parasites. The good bacteria, also known as aerobic bacteria, has no cellular lung since by definition it is saturated with oxygen and is therefore immune to the product.  That is why pro-biotics are not required to restore the helpful bacteria since they are not affected in any way as they are when using antibiotics that kill all bacteria, including the helpful ones.

So what happened when my immune system no longer had to fight the ‘pathogen battle’? I lost 71 pounds, my blood pressure is now105/65, my cholesterol is 184 and I use no insulin whatsoever!  I now go to the gym 4 days a week and run for 30 minutes on a treadmill (that is my warm-up) and I am virtually pain-free!

I started to get a cold or flu. I gargled for a minute and within a few hours the illness was gone. I had a sinus infection. I put several drops in my sinus cavities and within 2 hours my sinuses were clear. I got a cut. I put a drop on the cut and within a few days it was healed over without any infection or scaring. The stories go on and on.

Now, my immune system does exactly what it was intended to do: protect me from further infections that are far more serious such as cancer and HIV.

So I decided to import this amazing product and sell it in the USA.

So what is this product? It is called NutraSilver. It has only two ingredients; natural silver from the earth, refined down to the nano level and distilled clustered water. Nothing else is in the product. Many people would put this into a category commonly known as Colloidal Silver.  However, this is not your garden-variety colloidal silver.  The manufacturer has developed a proprietary method of combining these two natural substances in such a way as to make it a new category of natural healing product. There are many laboratory reports from some of the most prestigious labs in the world that not only demonstrate it’s effectiveness against the worst known pathogens, but that it is also completely non-toxic, even in large doses!

Healthy Eating

Remember, nutrition is the most important factor in good health. Wikipedia states: “Nutrition is a critical determinant of immune system function and malnutrition the most common cause of immunodeficiency worldwide.” So if you want to be super-healthy, ensure that you pay close attention to your nutritional requirements and be sure to help your immune system fight off pathogens.


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Is Morgellons an Internet Disease?

The Internet has made a huge difference in people’s lives. Information, once difficult to obtain, is now easier than ever to find and very valuable in everyday life. This is obviously true, especially if you have a new disease such as Morgellons.

Morgellons Lesions

Morgellons sufferers often spend hours trying to discover what this devastating disease is, who created it, where it came from and whether or not it is contagious.

And therein lies the rub; many debunkers of Morgellons say that this is not a real disease and the only way to catch it is by surfing the Web. They say that Morgellons sufferers are self-diagnosed and there is no scientific evidence to prove that Morgellons is in fact a real disease. They go on to say that Morgellons sufferers share stories that generate the symptoms and more symptoms then generate more stories, much like a snowball effect. They claim that Morgellons is delusional and that Morgellons victim’s self-abuse their skin to create their own non-healing lesions and press fibers from clothes closets into their skin to create the appearance that those fibers actually do grow out of their skin. The debunkers of Morgellons also state that because of blogs, forums, and social networking sites that Morgellons has proliferated to the point where this disease seems to spread based upon common stories that are ‘made up’ on the Internet and can not in any way be true.

What is Morgellons disease? According to the Morgellons Research Foundation, lead by Dr. Randy Wymore at Oklahoma State University, “Most individuals with this disease report disturbing crawling, stinging, and biting sensations, as well as non-healing skin lesions, which are associated with highly unusual structures. These structures can be described as fiber-like or filamentous, and are the most striking feature of this disease. In addition, patients report the presence of seed-like granules and black speck-like material associated with their skin.

Although skin symptoms are of particular interest to this foundation and are extremely troubling to patients, they are also a vital clue that something is terribly wrong with the body. More significant than skin symptoms, in terms of the diminished quality of life of the individual with this illness, are symptoms unrelated to skin, to include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (ME), joint pain, and significant problems with concentration and memory.

Remarkably, not all people with this disease have overt skin lesions, as some individuals report intact skin. The troubling sensations and accompanying physical structures are the consistent clues to this infectious process.” Further research demonstrates that there are approximately 93 common symptoms and not all symptoms need be present for self-diagnosis.

Most MD's Know Nothing About Morgellons Disease

This viewpoint creates some very interesting questions:

  1. How can people around the world suffer the same delusion if they have no access to the Internet or each other?
  2. Why is it that when scientists apply scorching heat to the Morgellons fibers, they do not burn, but rather disintegrate at 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit?
  3. How is it explained when scientist analyze the fibers that grow from the skin of Morgellons victims are covered in high-density polyurethane?
  4. Is there a rational explanation why Morgellons babies, coming from a water-filled environment (the womb) are born with hard lesions and the newborn child has no fingernails with which to scratch themselves?
  5. How is it possible to video-tape ‘critters’ coming out of Morgellons victim’s skin if they are delusional?

Clearly there are more questions than answers.

You do not have to have been in the US Civil War to know that it happened. You also do not have to have been there 30 years ago when AIDS victims presented themselves to the medical community for help to know that they were treated about the same way that Morgellons victims are being treated now. They were dismissed as ‘delusional’ often incarcerated involuntarily in mental hospitals, ridiculed and told “it is all in your head.” Thirty years later, AIDS is a pandemic disease rivaling Cancer that decimates the victim’s immune system.

What happened in order for the medical community to actually ‘take a real look’ at AIDS for them to invest BILLIONS of dollars into AIDS research? There needed to be a financial incentive for researchers and pharmaceutical companies to devote money to discovering what AIDS is and how to effectively treat it.

When Morgellons Disease infects a US Senator, a celebrity or some other well-known personality, sufficient public attention will arise and when there are sufficient numbers of victims, the established researchers and scientists will begin to investigate Morgellons Disease in earnest.

In the mean time, what can a Morgellons victim do to reduce the relentless pain and suffering? They turn to the Internet to find lotions and potions that occasionally produce some minor and temporary relief. They share stories and support each other in any way that makes sense to them. Some have taken ‘dog de-wormers’ and other harmful substances labeled ‘not intended for human consumption.’

It is a huge stretch of the imagination to assume that Morgellons victims have made up stories based upon what they have seen and shared on forums and blogs. These people suffer 24/7 with the sensation of ‘critters’ biting and scratching them. They endure non-healing lesions and severe ‘brain-fog’, depression which can lead to suicide, chronic fatigue and irritability. Their bones ache and some Morgellons victims experience their hair and nails falling out.

These Morgellons victims need to be treated with respect and compassion, not distain and contempt. They are our mothers and sisters, fathers and brothers and they need our understanding and caring. They need to be listened to and taken seriously. They are human beings that suffer horribly. Who knows; you may become symptomatic from Morgellons Disease and wish you were believed as well.



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What is Attacking Your Immune System?

Welcome to 2011, the era of weakening and destroying your immune system.

Remember when you were a child?  How many people were sick then? Many fewer than there are today, certainly. And how many people are taking pharmaceutical drugs now when they did not years ago? What changed?

Worried Mother

Food and Additives

You eat foods with additives you can not pronounce or understand. Why are they in your food anyway? Do they help you to live a longer or more enjoyable life, or, do they benefit the food industry?

Why does the food industry even need to put these poisons in or food and why do they have to supplement your food with vitamins and minerals? Could it be that the processing of real food removes the nutritional content? What effect does this have on your immune system?

Antibiotics

Anitbiotics

When a person takes antibiotics, they destroy the majority of “good gut flora” (bacteria in the lower bowel) so their immune system is severely compromised for weeks or months. This allows Candida to populate the large intestine and “overgrow’ the area causing a dramatic reduction in the immune system’s ability to fight disease and infections. Most meat and chicken in our grocery stores today have measurable amounts of antibiotics in them.

Toxins

Toxins are everywhere; they are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Our government has allowed toxins into our everyday lives not because they are good for us, but rather they are good for the companies that supply them! We are surrounded by toxins in our furniture, wall paint, automobiles and just about everywhere else you might look. These toxins attack our immune system in ways we do not yet understand, yet we continue to experience them inside our bodies.

Drinking Water

Why do so many people buy bottled water? Is it because they know that tap water is no longer safe to drink? Have you read about pharmaceutical drugs being present in our municipal water supply? How about pesticides in our water; why

Immune System

does the FDA allow them at all? Why are so many people buying water filters? Could this be because they already know that local tap water is unsafe to drink?

With our food, water and environment all contaminated with toxins and pathogens, what can you do to protect yourself from these harmful substances?

  • You can eat organic food and hope that they truly are organic, free of pesticides.
  • You can drink filtered water or bottled water. These are not perfect, but they certainly are healthier for you.
  • You can avoid toxins by using natural, organic substances to surround yourself with.
  • You can take a natural mineral that kills all known harmful pathogens and help balance your “good gut flora” so your immune system remains healthy.

NutraSilver

NutraSilver offers a comprehensive program whereby you and your family can enjoy good, natural health without antibiotics or drugs. FDA-certified lab tests prove that NutraSilver kills the most harmful pathogens known, both quickly and inexpensively.


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My Morgellons Journal

I believe I may suffer from the Morgellons disease, as the symptoms described in a local newspaper article, on May 30, 2006, precisely describe an acute skin problem I have suffered from, coupled with other physical and psychological or mental problems that I have developed over a rather long period of time.

I am a 53-year-old white female, 5’2”, 135 lbs.  I am presently on medication for hypertension and menopause.

In recounting my symptoms, I believe the disease was “coming on” in early 1996.  At that time, I began to suffer from intense itching and a moderate to extremely painful “pins and needles” effect on both my arms.  The symptoms were much more painful and prevalent on my right arm.

I reached a point where I could not wear anything with long sleeves, made of wool or abrasive to the touch, or anything heavy or confining.  If I did, the symptoms would immediately reappear within minutes and take hours to calm down.  I also was unable to sleep on my right arm: if I did, I would suffer horrible itching, pins and needles pain and had no effective means to stop it.

I also recognized immediately that my symptoms were quickly brought on if I was in a warm room, in the sun, or showered or bathed in hot water.  I was generally more fatigued, less energetic, and continue to suffer from the insomnia.

About 6 months after these symptoms persisted, I sought my family physician’s help and was prescribed Cortisone.  My doctor speculated I was having an allergic reaction to certain fabrics.  The Cortisone relieved the symptoms, but returned once the medication was done.

I began to have episodes so severe I would rub my skin raw trying to relieve the itching and pain on my arms.  I began dosing myself heavily with Benadryl, Ibuprophen, aspirin, and Acetaminophen

I returned to my doctor several more times in the next two-year period with the same chronic complaints and, in one case, in June of 1998 I was excused from traveling to Las Vegas for my work because I explained to my doctor I couldn’t tolerate the hot climate.

Several months later, my physician conducted a second estrogen panel upon my insistence because I was beginning to have heavy night sweats, worse insomnia and the symptoms on my arms continued to escalate.

The disease became most noticeable in early January 2006.  I noticed lesions developing on the back of both hands.  In some cases, the lesions appear like long tunnels a mole would excavate just below the surface of the ground.  The lesions are red, raised, tender and contain “debris” I’ll describe below.

The lesions will not completely heal, are painful, and are now beginning to progress, in small sites, to my arms.

I find the sun or a warm environment aggravates the sores.  Lately, I have also experienced “itchiness” and tingling in both hands and my lower arms.

I visited a Dermatologist for the first time recently and was prescribed a Penicillin-based medication and a topical antibiotic gel, both of which “calmed” the problem for a short time.  I provided the Doctor photographs of my hands from a few months earlier and submitted recent skin samples revealing the “fibers”.

It was evident that the Doctor either thought I was crazy or had no knowledge of my condition, I wasn’t sure of which at the time.  I was embarrassed to plead with the physician to prescribe a pain-relieving medication.  However, most days I take 800 mg of Ibuprofen along with 1000 to 1500 mg of Acetaminophen, 4-6 times daily, and it doesn’t adequately relieve the pain and other discomfort.

The eruptions emit what I call “debris”. The debris consists of clear, hard particles, that remind me of  “glass”, then hard, black particle debris that looks like the pepper you describe, and lastly, tiny, usually short, dark green (sometimes red) fibers.

I have resorted to washing my hands frequently and wearing cotton gloves and long sleeves in public.  I am unable to use my hands to do some tasks, e.g., washing dishes (hands in water), preparing foods, gardening, etc.

I have also taken precautions regarding hygiene and contamination where others are concerned (e.g., while handling my newborn grand daughter or bathing or changing her diaper).

I have also found it necessary to wash my hands frequently.

I recently was introduced to colloidal silver in a product called “NutraSilver”.  It was recommended by the product developer to apply the solution to the clean, affected areas of my hands/arms at least twice daily and leave the solution of as long as possible.  Recently, it was suggested I add 1-2 drops to a glass of water and drink the solution twice daily.

In first treatment with the NutraSilver I literally watched the lesions begin to “dry out” and dissolve the “glass” and “pepper” type particles.  The solution also drew out the fibers leaving them outside the lesions on top of my skin.

Prolog: I have been symptom-free of Morgellons for the past 4 1/2 years, thanks to NutraSilver.  There is no need for you to suffer, no need at all..  Get started on healing yourself today!



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Morgellons Disease; How Does it Really Feel to be Alone and Abandoned?

It all started with the fibers.  I first noticed them about 3 years ago. First, there were small ones; blue, black and sometimes white.  I had no idea what they were, but they were of great concern to me. Then I began to notice black specks on my pillow and bed sheets when I awoke in the morning. What were these mysterious objects growing out of my body? One day, I even saw a ‘critter’ come out of the corner of my left eye. 

Then the lesions came; first one small one, then many others. The lesions started on my chest, then moved up my neck and now the lesions are on my face. I was hideous-looking so I decided not to go out in publicanymore until these horrible lesions were gone.  I began to keep to myself while my husband and two children (ages 7 and 10) wondered ‘where did Mommy go?’

Next, the feeling of “biting and scratching” began to cover my entire body.  This drove me crazy since it never stopped. Imagine how you might feel with animals of some sort crawling all over your body and not knowing what they are.

I was beginning to feel frightened by all of this, so I went to our family doctor.  Once in his office, he began to examine me.  It felt like he was in a hurry and not very interested.  He suggested that these manifestations were just the result of too much stress in my life and further referred me to a Dermatologist. I was beginning to feel disconnected from all of this.  I felt alone and not my cheery self and I had no idea why.

I was feeling more depressed.  I felt ‘isolated’ from the things in my life that are important to me.  Who was I becoming I wondered?

Finally, the day arrived when I and my husband was to meet with the Dermatologist.  I thought I would help him so I had been collecting ‘things’ that were coming out of my body to show him.  He took one look at my ‘collection’ and without even examining me, he said that I was suffering from what is called Delusions of Parasitosis (DOP).  He went on to say that I needed psycho-tropic drugs, wrote me a prescription and sent me on my way.

I left feeling the lowest I have ever felt. My husband, having heard the Doctor’s diagnosis, began to doubt me and withdraw his support.  My kids were thinking that Mom had finally ‘lost it’.  Depressed and without hope, I began to think about suicide.  I really did not want to kill myself; what I really wanted was my original life back with the love and support of my family and the return of my good health that I had enjoyed before this infection (and taken for granted).

My family and friends began to withdraw as well and I found myself feeling completely hopeless and isolated.  My memory was not like it used to be, I could no longer think clearly.  I began to cry.  I cried for hours at a time, not knowing what was happening to me. No one knew what to do with me.  Each and every day began to be a nightmare of pain, confusion and misery.  Morgellons had stolen my life and I wanted it back; I just had no idea how to do that.

My husband thinks that Morgellons is contagious so he has not touched me in any way for more than two years now.  We don’t kiss or hug or make love anymore. I feel like I can not hug my kids since no one seems to know if Morgellons is contagious or not. I am concluding that my life is over.

I began to search on the Internet and found far too much scary stuff about Morgellons.  The microscopic pictures frightened me the most since I have no real scientific background and did not understand what I was looking at.

The Moderators  of these forums seem to be just as crazy as the Doctors.  Morgellons sufferers are looking for ways to either reduce their misery of find a cure.  Yet when anyone mentions a product of any kind, the Moderators of these so-called forums immediately ‘ban’ the poster from their boards thinking that they are in some way protecting their members. This kind of censorship further discourages me so I stopped watching the boards altogether.

I just wanted to die.  Had it not been for my children, I probably would have.

Like most Morgellons sufferers, I began to try many different products.  Most did absolutely nothing for me except drain my pocketbook.  All of these products were topical.  I suspected that since I felt Morgellons deep inside my body, topical products would, at best, only relieve some of the symptoms.  I instinctively knew that I had to drive out this infection from the inside of my body.

The crying continued for days on end.  What was I to do?  Hanging by a thread, I discovered a product called NutraSilver.  It is a natural mineral that is taken orally.  I had done my homework, read the scientific information and was impressed that this company had hired FDA-certified independent labs to conduct in-vitro testing on the worst pathogens known.  The results were astonishing; ‘kill rates’ were decisively impressive, even when the worst known flesh-eating pathogen, MRSA was tested.

So I bought some NutraSilver and gave it a try.  When I ordered, I spoke with their Customer Service department and was told in the strongest terms that if I followed the instructions exactly, I would heal or they would give my money back to me. This seemed reasonable, so I decided to follow the instructions just as written.

And heal I did!  Hurray!

In less than two weeks my mental issues were completely gone; no more ‘brain fog,’ or fatigue and my depression were going away too.  It was then that I realized that Morgellons had caused these symptoms and that the NutraSilver was eliminating them.  At the same time, my lesions began to dry up. Within a week or so they began to shrink and with three weeks they fell off and were completely gone! 

I can not begin to tell you how I felt then.  Now, my tears were of joy.  I was ‘myself’ again.  My family began to notice the change in me and started to warm up to me again.  They were just as happy to have me back as I was to be a familyagain. I began to forget about Morgellons.  I take a small maintenance dose every day and have been symptom-free for about four months now.


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