Years of Morgellons Suffering Finally Ends

Mark H.      May, 2011

Dr. Susan Kolb

“I have spoken with Susan Kolb, MD in Atlanta, GA about this [Morgellons];  she is one of the leading experts on the subject.  Dr. Brad Gould there also specializes in this condition. (770) 457-4677.  They recommend NutraSilver.

The NutraSilver is for a condition so-called “Morgellon’s”:  my symptoms resulted in my total disability (on SSDI, have lost almost everything).  Symptoms include:

  • mental confusion
  • mental fatigue
  • inability to function to remember normally
  • Severe depression (chronic thoughts of suicide) is one of my diagnoses resultant from this condition.

Also, breakouts of rashes and infections resembling “nits” or parasitic type insects are a constant condition WITHOUT the NutraSilver. 

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Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D. Public Statement On Morgellons Disease

May 2008

Some of what I do know (or at least what I think if a philosopher argues with the word “know):

Morgellons is a physical pathology. It is not a simple subset of a psychiatric disorder Multiple forensic tests (FTIR, mass-spec, etc) at multiple locations have confirmed that the Morgellons fibers are not identifiable as a known compound. The fibers are a fairly pure organic compound containing: carbon (single & double bonds), hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, at least one methyl group, maybe a sulfur group and a few unclear FTIR peaks. They are quite heat resistant and not dissolvable in lab-type solvents or detergents. The red & blue colors of the analyzed fibers are neither dyes nor pigments in any conventional sense.

typical Morgellons lesions

Attempts to use fixatives for EM analysis have been ongoing for months ( have not been trivial lab exercises) and will hopefully yield results in the near future. Thanks to a large donation outside commercial labs will be doing analyses that we cannot do “in-house” as soon as non-trivial details can be worked out. We are looking at a possible connection with Agro-bacterium. Multiple physicians are participating in this.

Morgellons is not a skin disease. It is a systemic condition affecting multiple organs. It does not seem to be highly contagious. People who “fight Morgellons” seem to do better than those who isolate themselves and resign themselves to a downward spiral. This is true of most chronic conditions. Just an observation.

Cure is a word I am hesitant to use, but I have met one person who has been symptom free

Classified as "delusional" by doctors, Morgellons sufferes have nowhere to turn

for about 3 years after discontinuing treatment. That person reported that they did a long-term course of high-dose antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-helmenthic meds. Several people have claimed to be cured, but this is the only one I have personally met that has remained symptom-free for multiple years after discontinuing all treatments. I am not a physician and can give no recommendations for treatment. This person was not seen or treated by any physicians at OSU-CHS. I am merely passing this information on as a personal observation. I will keep working to try to identify the cause of Morgellons. At the moment I have no research-based, front-runners for the cause.

With respect,
Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.
Director, OSU-CHS Center for the Investigation of Morgellons Disease
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences

There is no longer a need for you to suffer Morgellons.  there is a way out and thousands of Morgellons sufferers have found it.

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Morgellons and Mutant Worms; Willaim T. Harvey, MD

Dr. Harvey’s Latest Statements Re Morgellons and Mutant Worms

William Harvey, 70, who serves as chairman of the MRF board, has taken those theories one step farther. He says he became interested in Morgellons research after successfully battling chronic fatigue syndrome and made it his mission to find cures for such unexplained illnesses.

He wouldn’t be specific, explaining that he first wants the results of his research to appear in a top-notch, peer-reviewed journal such as the Lancet. “This may be the story of the century,” he says. A semi-retired doctor in Colorado Springs who spent most of his career working in space medicine for the Johnson Space Center, Harvey says he may have found not only why Morgellons patients would both scratch and act strange, but also what could be the “genesis of probably most chronic human illnesses,” such as autism, obesity, chronic fatigue and bipolar disorder.

It all boils down to this: mutant worms.

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Morgellons and Mutant Worms; Willaim T. Harvey, MD

Dr. Harvey’s Latest Statements Re Morgellons and Mutant Worms

William Harvey, 70, who serves as chairman of the MRF board, has taken those theories one step farther. He says he became interested in Morgellons research after successfully battling chronic fatigue syndrome and made it his mission to find cures for such unexplained illnesses.

He wouldn’t be specific, explaining that he first wants the results of his research to appear in a top-notch, peer-reviewed journal such as the Lancet. “This may be the story of the century,” he says. A semi-retired doctor in Colorado Springs who spent most of his career working in space medicine for the Johnson Space Center, Harvey says he may have found not only why Morgellons patients would both scratch and act strange, but also what could be the “genesis of probably most chronic human illnesses,” such as autism, obesity, chronic fatigue and bipolar disorder.

It all boils down to this: mutant worms.

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MRSA Threat Increases; Bed-bugs Are Now Known to Infect People While They Sleep

Incedents of bed bug infestation

There has been a major increase in bed bug incidence in North America and Europe in recent years and aside from being an extreme nuisance and the destroyer of property and sanity of many lives, now bed bugs carrying two types of drug-resistant bacteria have been found by Canadian researchers.

The bed bugs were found to be carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE).

MRSA is a Staph infection that resists many antibiotics which makes it a very difficult disease to deal with. Some common antibiotics that MRSA resists but are used in treating other ailments include oxacillin, peicillin, methicillin, and amoxicillin).

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Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria? part 2

Dr Greg Smith is covered in waxy scars caused, he says, by morgellons: ‘You feel the

Morgellons relentless itching

sensation of something that’s trying to come out of your skin.’ Photograph: Bartram Nason for the Guardian

An hour south of Austin, in the lobby of the Westoak Woods Baptist Church convention centre, morgellons sufferers from the US, UK, Spain, Germany and Mexico gather by the breakfast buffet. Threads of conversation rise from the hubbub: “I mix Vaseline with sulphur and cover my entire body”; “The more you try to prove you’re not crazy, the more crazy they think you are”; “The whole medical community is part of this. I wouldn’t say it’s a conspiracy but…”

Many of the attendees have been diagnosed with DOP, a subject that enrages one of the first speakers – Dr Greg

Where does "DOP" diagnosis come from?

Smith, a paediatrician of 28 years’ experience. “Excuse me, people!” he says. “This is morally and ethically wrong! So let me make a political statement, boys and girls.” He pulls off his jumper, to reveal a T-shirt reading, “DOP” with a red line through it. “No more!” he shouts above wild applause. “No more!”

Later, Smith tells me he’s been a sufferer since 2004. “I put a sweatshirt I’d been wearing in the garden over my arm and there was this intense burning, sticking sensation. I thought it was cactus spines. I began picking to get them out, but it wasn’t long before it was all over my body.” He describes “almost an obsession. You just can’t stop picking. You feel the sensation of something that’s trying to come out of your skin. You’ve just got to get in there. And there’s this sense of incredible release when you get something out.”

Smith’s exposed skin is covered in waxy scars. Although he still itches, his lesions appear to have healed. If, as morgellons patients believe, the sores are not self-inflicted but caused by fiber-creating parasites, how is this possible? “I absolutely positively stopped picking,” he says.

Notice the black specs under the eye

That evening, at a nearby Mexican restaurant, I meet Margot, a midwife from Ramsgate who has resorted to bathing in bleach to rid herself of morgellons. She describes how, armed with times-three magnification spectacles, a magnifying glass and a nit comb, she scraped “black specks” from her hair and face on to sticky labels and took them to a dermatologist. She was diagnosed with DOP. “I’m a midwife,” she says. “I take urine samples and blood specimens. So I was taking them a specimen. That’s what wrecked my life and career.”

Next, I corner Randy Wymore. He is a slim man with a charcoal shirt, orange tie and

Actual Morgellons fibers

neatly squared goatee. “We have not yet exactly replicated the exact results of the forensics people in Tulsa,” he admits. So far, the laboratory has found Wymore’s various morgellons fibres to be: nylon; cotton; a blond human hair; a fungal fibre; a rodent hair; and down, most likely from geese or ducks.

“That’s disappointing,” I say.

He leans his head to one side and smiles. “It is, for the most part, disappointing, but there was a bunch of cellulose that didn’t make sense on one. And another was unknown.” There’s a pause. “Well, they said it was a ‘big fungal fiber’, but they weren’t completely convinced.”

Ginger Savely

The next day, nursing practitioner Dr Ginger Savely, who claims to have treated more than 500 morgellons patients, leads an informal discussion in the conference room. Around large circular tables sit the dismissed and the angry. “I’ve seen a fiber go into my glasses,” says one. “I’ve seen one burrow into a pad,” adds another. “One of my doctors thinks it’s nanotechnology”; “I was attacked by a swarm of some type of tiny wasps that seemed to inject parts of their bodies under my skin”; “They have bugs on public transport. Never put your suitcase on the floor of a train.”

CareMan note: Ms. Savely was offered free NutraSilver way back in 2007, the only known effective treatment for Morgellons, and declined to even test it. Thousands of Morgellons sufferers have eliminated their symptoms, while Ms. Savely continues to administer concoctions of various antibiotics with virtually no results.

A furious woman with a big scar on her jaw says, “I have Erin Brockovich’s lawyer’s number in my purse. Don’t you think I’m not going to use it.”

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“But who are you going to sue?” asks a frail, elderly lady two tables away.

The morgellons believers look expectantly at the indignant litigant. “I don’t know,” she says.

In a far corner, a woman with a round plaster covering a dry, pinkly scrubbed cheek weeps.

I retire to the lobby to await my allotted chat with Savely. I become aware of a commotion at reception. One of the attendees is complaining loudly: “It’s disgusting! Bugs! In the bed. I’ve already been in two rooms…”

When she’s gone, I ask the receptionist if, over the weekend, there has been a surge in complaints about cleanliness. “Oh yeah.” She leans forward and whispers conspiratorially. “I think it’s part of their condition.”

Yet, when we speak, Savely is resolute. “These people are not crazy,” she insists. “They’re good, solid people who have been dealt a bad lot.”

A woman approaches the vending machine behind Savely. Between her hand and the handle of her walking stick is a layer of tissue paper.

There is an element of craziness, I suggest.

“OK, there is,” she says, “but it’s understandable. For people to say you’re delusional is very anxiety-provoking. Then they get depressed. Who wouldn’t? The next stage is usually an obsessive-compulsive thing – paying attention to the body in great detail. But, again, I feel this is understandable, in the circumstances.”

I slip back into the conference room, where Margot is using her $500 Wi-Fi iPad telescope to examine herself. I have an idea.

“Can I have a go?”

Pushing the lens into my palm, I immediately see a fiber. The group around me falls into a hush. “Did you clean your hand?” Margot asks. She fetches an antibacterial wet-wipe. I scrub and try again. I find an even bigger fiber. I wipe for a second time. And find another one. Margot looks up at me with wet, sorry eyes. “Are you worried?” She puts a comforting hand on my arm. “Oh, don’t be worried, Will. I’m sure you haven’t got it.”

Painful Morgellons lesion

Back in London, I find a 2008 paper on morgellons in the journal Dermatologic Therapy that describes patients picking “at their skin continuously in order to ‘extract’ an organism”; “obsessive cleaning rituals, showering often” and individuals going “to many physicians, such as infectious disease specialists and dermatologists” – all behaviors “consistent with DOP”. (For treatment, the authors recommend prescribing a benign antiparasitic ointment to build trust, and supplementing it with an antipsychotic.) After finding “fibres” on my own hand, I’m fairly satisfied morgellons is some 21st-century genre of OCD spread through the internet and the fibres are – as Wymore’s labs report – particles of everyday, miscellaneous stuff: cotton, human hair, rat hair and so on.

There is one element of the condition that’s been niggling, though. Both Paul and Greg’s morgellons began with an explosion of itching. Now it’s affecting me: the night after my meeting with Paul, I couldn’t sleep for itching. I had two showers before bed and another in the morning. All through the convention, I am tormented; driven to senseless scratching. Why is itch so infectious?

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Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria? part 1

Full-blown Morgellons lesions outbreak

This is the first in a 3 part series sharing a Morgellons sufferers experiences attending the 4th annual Morgellons conference in Texas this year.

It’s a mysterious condition that affects tens of thousands worldwide. But what is it?

Credits; everything in italics on this blog is attributed to Will Storr of the Guardian.

We believe Will Storr has done a fabulous service to the Morgellons Community by telling the real truth about this life-stealing infection and how the Medical Community at large is quick to dismiss the symptoms as Delusions of Parasitosis (DOP) without even a mere look.

Will, it is more like hundreds of thousands are symptomatic rather then tens of thousands. After five years of helping Morgellons sufferers we agree on most other points. Great job.

The Guardian, Saturday 7 May 2011

Long Morgellons fibers

Optical image of what sufferers are adamant are morgellons fibres in skin samples – are they made up of alien ­matter, or are ­everyday materials the more likely explanation? Photograph: Vitaly Citovsky/Suny at Stony Brook

It all started in August 2007, on a family holiday in New England. Paul had been watching Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix with his wife and two sons, and he had started to itch. His legs, his arms, his torso – it was everywhere. It must be fleas in the seat, he decided.

But the 55-year-old IT executive from Birmingham has been itching ever since, and the mystery of what is wrong with him has only deepened. When Paul rubbed his fingertips over the pimples that dotted his skin, he felt spines. Weird, alien things, like splinters. Then, in 2008, his wife was soothing his back with surgical spirit when the cotton swab

Morgellons lesion magnified using a TEM microscope

she was using gathered a curious blue-black haze from his skin. Paul went out, bought a $50 microscope and examined the cotton. What were those curling, colored fibres? He Googled the words: “Fibres. Itch. Sting. Skin.” And there was his answer. It must be: all the symptoms fitted. He had a new disease called morgellons. The fibres were the product of mysterious creatures that burrow and breed in the body. As he read on, he had no idea that morgellons would turn out to be the worst kind of answer imaginable.

Morgellons was named in 2001 by an American called Mary Leitao, whose son complained of sores around his mouth and the sensation of “bugs”. Examining him with a toy microscope, Leitao found him to be covered in unexplained red, blue, black and white fibres. Since then, workers at her Morgellons Research Foundation say they have been contacted by more than 12,000 affected families. Campaign group the Charles E Holman Foundation states there are sufferers in “every continent except Antarctica“. Thousands have written to Congress demanding action. In response, more than 40 senators, including Hillary

Joni says she has suffered with Morgellons for over 20 years

Clinton, John McCain and a pre-presidential Barack Obama, pressured the Centres For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) to investigate; in 2006, it formed a special taskforce, setting aside $1m to study the condition. Sufferers include folk singer Joni Mitchell, who has complained of “this weird incurable disease that seems like it’s from outer space… Fibres in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral. Morgellons is a slow, unpredictable killer – a terrorist disease. It will blow up one of your organs, leaving you in bed for a year.”

 Read about Joni’s remarkable recovery.

So it’s new, frightening and profoundly odd. But if you were to seek the view of the medical establishment, you’d find the strangest fact about this disease: morgellons doesn’t exist. [that will be the conclusion of the CDC after 3 years of investigation.]

I meet Paul in a pub in a Birmingham suburb. He shows me pictures he’s collected of his fibres. On his laptop, a grim parade of images flicks past. There are sores, scabs and nasal hairs, each magnified by a factor of 200. In each photo there is a tiny colored fiber on or in his skin.

“Is it an excrement?” he asks. “A by-product? A structure they live in?” A waitress passes with a tray of salad as he points to an oozing wound. “Is it a breathing pipe?”

Actual Morgellons lesions

Paul absent-mindedly digs his nails into a lesion just below the hem of his shorts. Little red welts pepper his legs and arms, some dulled to a waxy maroon, others just plasticky-white scar tissue.

He has seen an array of experts – GPs, allergy doctors, infectious diseases clinicians and dermatologists. Most end up agreeing with the skin specialist to whom he first took samples of his fiber-stained cotton: his sores are self-inflicted and he suffers from delusions of parasitosis (DOP), a psychiatric condition in which people falsely believe themselves to be infested. This particular form of DOP is thought to be unique, in that it’s spread through the internet. Whereas in the past, episodes of mass hysteria were limited to small communities – perhaps the most famous being the witch panic in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1690s – today, imagined symptoms can spread much farther on the web.

Paul is not convinced by this diagnosis. He carries an alcohol hand gel everywhere he goes, has four showers a day and steam-cleans his clothes. The stress leaves him exhausted, short-tempered. He has difficulty concentrating or applying himself at work. His lowest points have been “pretty much feeling like ending it. Thinking, could I go through with it? Probably. It’s associated with the times the medical profession have dismissed me. It’s just… I can’t see myself living for ever with this.”

I have never seen anything like this. What is Morgellons, anyway?

Has he mentioned these thoughts to his doctor?

“No, because talking about things like that adds a mental angle – supports the prognosis of DOP. And it’s absolutely a physical condition. I mean, look!”

The evidence on his computer does appear convincing. Much thinner than his body hair, the fibres seem to be protruding from his sores. But what are they? And how did they get there? To find out, I’m heading to the 4th Annual Morgellons Conference in Austin, Texas, to meet a molecular biologist who doesn’t believe the medical consensus. Rather, he argues, the forensic tests he’s commissioned on the fibres point to something altogether more unworldly.

Dr. Randy Wymore, PhD

In spring 2005, Randy Wymore, associate professor of pharmacology at Oklahoma State University, stumbled across an article about morgellons. Reading about the fibres sufferers believed were the byproduct of some weird parasite, but which were dismissed by dermatologists as humdrum environmental detritus, he thought, “But this should be easy to figure out.” He emailed sufferers, requesting samples, then compared them with samples of cotton, nylon, carpets and curtains. Examining them under the microscope, he got a shock. The sufferers’ fibres looked utterly different.

Wymore arranged for fibre analysis at the Tulsa police department’s forensic laboratory. Moments into his tests, a detective with 28 years’ experience of this sort of work murmured, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this.” The morgellons particles didn’t match any of the 800 fibres on their database, nor the 85,000 known organic compounds. He heated one fibre to 600C and was astonished to find it didn’t burn. By the day’s end, Wymore concluded, “There’s something real going on here. Something we don’t understand at all.”

Last year, he approached several commercial laboratories to run further tests, but the moment they discovered the job was related to morgellons, firm after firm backed out. Finally, Wymore found a lab prepared to take the work. It is these results that will be revealed during the course of the two-day conference.

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