Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria? part 1

CareMan's Blog; Morgellons, MRSA, Lyme & Candida

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

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What is Colloidal Silver For Anyway?


The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.

Product Quality

Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal /non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been colloided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in de-mineralized water. The ideal color of colloidal silver is a golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. The container and dropper must be glass, as plastic cannot preserve the silver in liquid suspension for any length of time. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually be completely safe.

Ingesting Colloidal Silver

Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. In three to four days the silver may accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Colloidal silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several weeks. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, some recommend a regular daily intake as a protection. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of scar tissue and infection. It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure.

Chronic or Serious Conditions

1 teaspoon of 5 ppm. colloidal silver equals about 25 micrograms (mcg.) of silver. 1 – 4 teaspoons perday (25 – 100 mcg.) is generally considered to be a “nutritional amount” and is reported to be safe dose for extended periods of time. Amounts higher than this are generally considered “therapeutic amounts” and should only be used periodically.

In cases of illness, natural health practitioners have often recommended taking double or triple the ”nutritional amount” for 30 to 45 days, then dropping down to a smaller maintenance dose. Amounts from 1 – 32 ounces per day have reportedly been used in acute conditions.

If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body’s five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness,nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the colloidal silver to a smaller amount and increase your distilled water intake.
Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body’s natural ability to heal may amaze you.

Topical Uses

Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister – to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns,etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby’s eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It’s excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands!

Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver

Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one teaspoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). After six weeks, a pause of several weeks has also been recommended by some natural healing arts doctors. Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne or bug bites. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way, it’s tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.

Veterinary and Garden Use

Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil – and the plants will do the rest.

Tolerance To Disease Organisms

We have all heard of the “super-germs” that are resistant to most modern antibiotics. Some believe that single-celled germs cannot mutate into silver-resistant forms, as happens with conventional antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to colloidal silver would

develop through mutation. Also, colloidal silver has not been demonstrated to interact or interfere with other medicines being taken. Inside the body, silver apparently does not form toxic compounds or react with anything other than a germ’s oxygen-metabolizing enzyme. Colloidal silver may truly be a safe, natural remedy for many of mankind’s ills.

There has never been a drug interaction reported between colloidal silver and any other medication

It’s difficult to overdose – unless large amounts are ingested. Colloidal silver has been reported by users to be both a remedy and a prevention for numerous infections, colds, flu, and fermentation’s due to various bacteria, viruses or fungi, even the non-apparent low-grade, general body infections many people have. Living organisms are in the colloidal chemical state, not the crystalline state. Substances already in that form may be more readily assimilated by the body.

Colloidal silver is the most usable form of an effective germ fighter

A colloidal suspension is ultra-fine particles of one substance, suspended by an electric charge in another substance. Homogenized milk and aerosol sprays are colloidal suspensions. Colloidal silver is pure, metallic silver (not a chemical compound) of particles 15 atoms or fewer, each with a positive electric charge, and attached to a molecule of simple protein. This new particle floats in pure water. The electric charge is stronger than gravity so the silver particles don’t sink.

Colloidal Silver in Advance of Illness?

When the possibility of germ exposure is higher, colloidal silver can be taken orally each day or applied topically when there is a skin problem. It’s like having a second defense system. The silver acts only as a catalyst and is stabilized. It is non-toxic, except to one-cell plants and animals, and is non-addicting. It also apparently kills parasites because they have a one cell egg stage in their reproductive cycle.

Older folks reportedly feel younger because their body energies are used for other uses than constantly fighting disease. Digestion has also been reportedly better. Medical research has shown that silver promotes more rapid healing, with less scar tissue, even in the case of severe burns. Successes have been reported in cases that previously have been given up by established doctors. Colloidal silver is tasteless and won’t sting even a baby’s eyes, and won’t upset your stomach.

To read more about the truth behind colloidal silver, follow this link.


If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body’s five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness,nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the colloidal silver to a smaller amount and increase your distilled water intake.

Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body’s natural ability to heal may amaze you.

Topical Uses

Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister – to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns,etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby’s eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It’s excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands!

Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver

Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one teaspoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). After six weeks, a pause of several weeks has also been recommended by some natural healing arts doctors. Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne or bug bites. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way, it’s tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.

Veterinary and Garden Use

Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil – and the plants will do the rest.

Tolerance To Disease Organisms

We have all heard of the “super-germs” that are resistant to most modern antibiotics. Some believe that single-celled germs cannot mutate into silver-resistant forms, as happens with conventional antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to colloidal silver would develop through mutation. Also, colloidal silver has not been demonstrated to interact or interfere with other medicines being taken. Inside the body, silver apparently does not form toxic compounds or react with anything other than a germ’s oxygen-metabolizing enzyme. Colloidal silver may truly be a safe, natural remedy for many of mankind’s ills.

There has never been a drug interaction reported between colloidal silver and any other medication

It’s difficult to overdose – unless large amounts are ingested. Colloidal silver has been reported by users to be both a remedy and a prevention for numerous infections, colds, flu, and fermentations due to various bacteria, viruses or fungi, even the non-apparent low-grade, general body infections many people have. Living organisms are in the colloidal chemical state, not the crystalline state. Substances already in that form may be more readily assimilated by the body.

Colloidal silver is the most usable form of an effective germ fighter

A colloidal suspension is ultra-fine particles of one substance, suspended by an electric charge in another substance. Homogenized milk and aerosol sprays are colloidal suspensions. Colloidal silver is pure, metallic silver (not a chemical compound) of particles 15 atoms or fewer, each with a positive electric charge, and attached to a molecule of simple protein. This new particle floats in pure water. The electric charge is stronger than gravity so the silver particles don’t sink.

Colloidal Silver in Advance of Illness?

When the possibility of germ exposure is higher, colloidal silver can be taken orally each day or applied topically when there is a skin problem. It’s like having a second defense system. The silver acts only as a catalyst and is stabilized. It is non-toxic, except to one-cell plants and animals, and is non-addicting. It also apparently kills parasites because they have a one cell egg stage in their reproductive cycle.

Older folks reportedly feel younger because their body energies are used for other uses than constantly fighting disease. Digestion has also been reportedly better. Medical research has shown that silver promotes more rapid healing, with less scar tissue, even in the case of severe burns. Successes have been reported in cases that previously have been given up by established doctors. Colloidal silver is tasteless and won’t sting even a baby’s eyes, and won’t upset your stomach.

To read more about the truth behind colloidal silver, follow this link.

The Morgellons “2 Minute Self-Diagnosis”

If any two of these things is true for you, it’s likely you have Morgellons syndrome.

  • Do you have dark or black specks in your bed sheets or on your body when you wake up in the morning?
  • Do you feel a crawling, biting or scratching sensation or a movement under your skin anywhere on your body?
  • Do you have odd fibers growing from your skin that are clearly not your normal body hair?
  • Do you have chronic fatigue, brain fog or mood swings?

NOTE: Another common symptom is lesions or open sores that never heal. Though approximately 35% of people with Morgellons experience lesions, this is another dead giveaway.

Now that you have decided whether or not you have Morgellons, what can you do?

I hope that helps. This simple self-diagnosis has moved thousands of people along in their heroic journey to becoming free from this infection. If you’re wondering how this has all worked out for people, some Morgellons sufferers were kind enough to tell us their stories. You can find plenty of success stories here.

You might realize that the 2-minute self-diagnosis doesn’t cover all the symptoms you might be experiencing… and you’d be right.

We have helped thousands of Morgellons sufferers return to normal lives and so can you.

Morgellons Disease; Patient delusion — or medical confusion?


When Anet Greenley got sick four years ago, what upset her the most wasn’t the continual nosebleeds, the numbness in her limbs, or even the fact that her stool had turned green. What really bothered her was the fact that nobody would take her seriously.

My doctors all told me I was stressed out, that it was all in my head, that I was having panic attacks that upset my stomach,” says the 38-year-old Ottawa native. “Even some of my family told me it was in my head.’”

But Ms. Greenley knew she was genuinely sick — so sick that she had to quit the University of London and fly home from England. And several months later, after going from doctor to doctor, she finally found out she was right: She has multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), a condition that makes her extremely sensitive, you could say allergic, to synthetic chemicals.

These days, Ms. Greenley can control her symptoms, as long as she avoids everything she reacts to: cologne, dryer sheets and car exhaust are just three irritants on a very long list. Other than that, though, there’s nothing much she can do. The syndrome is so new that doctors still don’t know what causes it — or how to treat it.

And Ms. Greenley is not alone. According to a Statistics Canada study released recently, more than one million Canadians are suffering from illnesses that are stumping their doctors.

The most commonly reported conditions are MCS, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (all of which affect twice as many women as men). Reports of a host of other mysterious diseases — such as Morgellons and vulvodynia — also seem to be increasing in both the United States and Canada.

What these disparate illnesses have in common is patients’ struggle not only to find a cure for baffling symptoms, but to establish legitimacy for their complaints. The causes of these conditions remain controversial — and many doctors continue to label symptoms as delusional.

Some of the skepticism patients encounter is understandable — especially when they claim to have something as bizarre as Morgellons disease. People who suffer from this affliction say they are plagued by constant itching, burning and crawling sensations, open sores that won’t heal, and strange “fibers” (black, white, blue and red) erupting from their skin.

Do these lesions look to be delusional to you?

Although at least 12,000 people have now registered with the Morgellons Research Foundation in the United States — including former Blue Jays pitcher Billy Koch — the vast majority of doctors do not consider Morgellons disease to be anything more than a textbook example of “delusions of parasitosis” or DOP, a psychiatric condition.

This is what Stan Skoumal’s dermatologist clearly thought was his problem. After waiting seven weeks for an appointment, the 54-year-old from Victoria says his symptoms were simply dismissed.

“The whole visit took 11 minutes, I received a seven-minute lecture about the wonders of the mind, I was given a psychotropic medication, and then I was out of there,” he says. “The man never came any closer to me than about 10 feet.”

Frustrated, Mr. Skoumal launched a lobby and support group called the Morgellons Society of Canada last fall. He avoids medical doctors and treats himself with baths, diets and exercise. And he combs blogs and chat rooms, where suffers have posted hundreds of amateur microphotographs of their skin showing their “fibers” and the parasites they believe have infected them.

Still, some medical professionals believe that such attempts — while addressing patients’ helplessness and anger at the reaction of conventional health practitioners — may do more harm than good.

“Interpreting things under microscopes are fraught with danger — you’ll find what you’re looking for,” Dr. Jay Keystone says. “Lie on your back and look at the clouds. It’s a good analogy.”

Dr. Keystone, who practices with the tropical medicine unit at Toronto General Hospital, has studied parasitic diseases for more than 30 years and has treated many patients with DOP, and a small number of whom claim to have Morgellons. “From time to time, I do see what they’re looking at, I do see the occasional ‘fibre,’ ” he says.

Morgellons – Airway Cleared in Two Days!

Mr. Phillip J.

“I have this dreaded disease called Morgellons; I could feel these glass like fibers in my throat and in my nose/sinuses.

My throat began bleeding as well as my nose. I did my research on the net.

To see if there were any cures / treatment. I discovered NutraSilver. I ordered some right away, by the time my order arrived my air way and sinuses were already beginning to close up with these fibers.

I was coughing and caging, it was terrible. I was beginning to panic. So when my order arrived I couldn’t open it fast enough. I put the drops in some bottled water I purchased gargled and drank it down. I felt the fibers loosen in my throat almost right away. I had also introduced NutraSilver in my nose and sinuses. One treatment started to clear my nasal passages. At first I started to swallow those loosened fibers way back in my throat but stopped swallowing and quickly began coughing them up and spitting them out instead. I kept this routine up until after a few days my throat and nasal passages cleared up. The only thing left was my lungs; for I kept coughing fibers up out of my lungs. It seems the NutraSilver was helping my immune system because I began feeling better as well. The crawling underneath my skin had all but stopped. I didn’t have the open soars with fibers growing out, my problem is mostly internal. I had some red welts / blotches on my left arm, it is the only thing I have left at this time, but clearing my lungs and throat was a life saver. To be able to breathe clean fresh air again and feeling so much better is heaven sent. It’s my personal believe that if I can stop any re-infection that perhaps NutraSilver can keep this disease so well under control it would be like not having the disease at all.”

Thank You NutraSilver!

The FDA satisfied Big Pharma’s demands in 1999 by ruling silver ion solutions and colloidals can only be considered “mineral supplements” and not promote healing properties. Therefore, any silver product provider that promotes healing or anti-microbial properties can be shut down by the FDA directly or by surrogate state medical or food agencies.

Approved AND Common Medical Uses Of Colloidal Silver

Antibacterial cream

A 2012 systematic review reported that topical silver showed significantly worse healing time compared to controls and showed no evidence of effectiveness in preventing wound infection. A 2010 Cochrane systematic review concluded that “There is insufficient evidence to establish whether silver-containing dressings or topical agents promote wound healing or prevent wound infection”.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a number of topical preparations of silver sulfadiazine for treatment of second- and third-degree burns.

Dressings

A 2012 systematic review found that silver-containing dressings were no better than non-silver-containing dressings in treating burns. A 2012 Cochrane review found that silver-containing hydrocolloid dressings were no better than standard alginate dressings in treating diabetic foot ulcers. A 2010 Cochrane review found insufficient evidence to determine if dressings containing silver increase or decrease infection or affect healing rates. Another 2010 review found some evidence that silver-impregnated dressings improve the short-term healing of wounds and ulcers. The lead author of this paper is a speaker for one of the manufacturers of one of the silver dressings under study. A 2009 systematic review found that silver dressings improve both wound healing and quality of life when managing chronic non-healing wounds.Another 2009 review concluded that the evidence for silver-containing foam in chronic infected wounds is not clear, but found that silver-containing foam resulted in a greater reduction in wound size and more effective control of leakage and odor than non-silver dressings.[A Cochrane review from 2008 found that, despite some potentially positive findings, most of the trials had methodological shortcomings and thus are of little use. The review also raised concerns about delays in time to wound healing and an increased number of dressing applications when silver sulfadiazine (SSD) is used for the full duration of the treatment.[ Another 2008 systematic review concluded that the evidence shows an overall positive effect of silver-releasing dressings in the management of infected chronic wounds, but expressed concern that the quality of the underlying trials was limited and potentially biased.

A number of wound dressings containing silver as an anti-bacterial have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Endotracheal tubes

Limited evidence suggests that endotracheal breathing tubes coated with silver may reduce the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and delay its onset, although no benefit is seen in the duration of intubation, the duration of stay in intensive care or the mortality rate.[Concerns have been raised surrounding the unblinded nature of some of the studies. It is unknown if they are cost effective; and more high quality scientific trials are needed.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2007 cleared an endotracheal tube with a fine coat of silver to reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Urinary catheters

Evidence does not support an important reduction in the risk of urinary tract infections when silver-alloy catheters are used. These catheters are associated with greater cost than other catheters.

X-rays

Silver-halide X-rays were the standard before digital X-rays arrived. Silver remains popular for its extreme accuracy and cost effectiveness, particularly in developing countries, where digital X-ray technology is usually not available.

Other uses

Silver compounds are used in external preparations as antiseptics, including both silver nitrate and silver proteinate, which can be used in dilute solution as eyedrops to prevent conjunctivitis in newborn babies. Silver nitrate is also sometimes used in dermatology in solid stick form as a caustic (“lunar caustic”) to treat certain skin conditions, such as corns and warts.] Silver is also used in bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopedic surgery and cardiac devices.

Chlorhexidine-silver-sulfadiazine central venous catheters significantly reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI). Silver diamine fluoride is an effective intervention to reduce dental caries (tooth decay).

Silver acetate has been used as a potential aid to help stop smoking. A review of the literature in 2012, however, found no effect of silver acetate on smoking cessation at a six-month endpoint and if there is an effect it would be small.

Water purification

Electrolytically-dissolved silver has been used as a water disinfecting agent, for example, the drinking water supplies of the Russian Mir orbital station and the International Space Station. Many modern hospitals filter hot water through copper-silver filters to defeat MRSA and legionella infections. The World Health Organization includes silver in a colloidal state produced by electrolysis of silver electrodes in water, and colloidal silver in water filters as two of a number of water disinfection methods specified to provide safe drinking water in developing countries. Along these lines, a ceramic filtration system coated with silver particles has been created by Ron Rivera of Potters for Peace and used in developing countries for water disinfection (in this application the silver inhibits microbial growth on the filter substrate, to prevent clogging, and does not directly disinfect the filtered water).

By now you get the picture

FDA protecting profits of Big Pharma is breaking down as people educate themselves to the truth about the power of colloidal silver. You’ve got to try it out for yourself as millions of people already have. If you want the best colloidal silver in the world, try this one.

How Do I Know If I Have MRSA? What Are the MRSA Symptoms?

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Skin Parasite Worm Morgellons

Confessions of a Lyme and Morgellons Victim

I. Symptoms

A. LLMD asked what symptoms brought me to him:

Pruritis (skin issues including crawling, lesions, biting; possible causes – staph, yeast, mycoplasma, leprosy, others) Night sweats (always a sign of infection; possible causes staph, tuberculosis) Restless legs syndrome (related, I think)
Severe spasms in feet, sometimes traveling up legs to body – terrifying

B. LLMD asked me if these symptoms are or have been present:

Brain fog (no)
Headaches (no)
Chronic fatigue (no)
Muscular aches (no) or spasms (yes)
Overall aches (no)
Sinus issues (yes until F-5 Mar 2011)
Lesions (yes until F-5 Mar 2011)
Depression (yes, in 1997)
Bulls eye rash (yes, in 90’s and again in 2009)

II. Neuro-Muscular Tests

A. Standing:
He had me walk three different ways. He had me stand and allow him to just observe my face (tells a doc a lot about us) He held my shoulders and leaned my body in every direction, alternating directions to see my body’s neurological response.
B. Sitting:
He had me push/pull with feet, quads, arms, shoulders etc.
He had me stick out my tongue and relax it. I felt it spasming! “You have
Twelfth Nerve Palsy,” he said, and at that point he diagnosed Lyme.

III. Causes.

A. Pruritis. Possible causes include staph, yeast, mycoplasma, leprosy, others. B. Night Sweats. 100% due to infection of some kind. Possibilities:
staph, yeast, mycoplasma, tuberculosis, other. I asked why Evening Primrose Oil controls. He asked what form I take. “Capsules.” Said EPO has antibiotic properties. Agreed it does not cure the infection though since I have to keep going back to the EPO to control the night sweats when they return.
C. Restless Legs Syndrome. Discussed. dn’t address directly. He said that many co-infections and related issues would clear up by using the antibiotic he prescribed (Minocycline).
D. Severe Spasms in Feet. Discussed. He said many co-infections and related issues would clear up by using the antibiotic he prescribed (Minocycline). Seemed fine with my taking a bone support supplement to control
spasms.
E. Bulls Eye Rash. Occurs only in small percentage of cases.

IV. Co-Infections. Only remember discussing the ones I have seen discussed here. I know he covered others, though. Feels most will be addressed by the antibiotic he prescribed for the Lyme.
A. Babesiosis. Does not believe I have this.
B. Bartonella. Can’t remember if he thinks I might or might not have
this.

V. Antibiotics. Lyme is an intracellular (within cell) disease, but most antibiotics do not work within cells, only outside them, and so will not touch Lyme.

VI. About Lyme.
* 112 known varieties of Lyme, each with a unique set of outcomes. Many never know they have it. Others experience debilitating symptoms almost from the moment of the bite.
* Turkey hunters sit at the base of trees. They also get bitten by ticks more often than they realize.
* 20% of ticks carry Lyme – not just deer ticks.
* For every five ticks that bite a turkey hunter, one carries Lyme.
* 100% of turkey hunters will contract one of the varieties of Lyme, but many will never know (the lucky ones).
* Patients previously diagnosed with delusory parasitosis but then treated for Lyme have gotten well from the Lyme regardless of their mental state.
* Ticks, like snakes, are active most of the year, if not all.
VII. Diagnosis.
* Diagnosis of Twelfth Nerve Palsy confirms Lyme.
* Immune system healthy.
VIII. Prescription. Minocycline 100mg oral capsule, one a day with food, without calcium. Take yogurt and or probiotics.

IX. Conclusion. The most important thing my new LLMD told me today is that Lyme is curable. He said that once we clear up the infections associated with Lyme, that may take care of my other issues (Morg). The second most
important one is that (and he smiled when he said it) I am definitely not crazy.

Morgellons; Is This The Real Cause?

Alternative cellular energy pigments mistaken for parasitic skin infestations by W. John Martin
Center for Complex Infectious Diseases, 3328 Stevens Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770 USA

Dermatologists and psychiatrists occasionally encounter patients who believe they are infested with skin parasites. They may report seeing
threads, fibers and more solid appearing particles attached to their skin and hair, or appearing on clean bed sheets after sleeping. Some of the
particles move spontaneously suggesting a life form. Similar structures develop in long-term cultures of stealth-adapted viruses. They are
termed alternative cellular energy pigments (ACE pigments) since they appear to provide a non-mitochondria source of cellular energy that
can assist in cellular repair from the virus cytopathic effect (CPE). Particles obtained from the skin of stealth virus culture-positive patients
can also display auto-fluorescence and electrostatic properties. Some of the particles are magnetic and can generate gas in an aqueous
solution. They also lead to the production of lipid-like crystals similar to those produced in long-term cultures of stealth-adapted viruses. It is
proposed that skin-derived particles that form in some of the patients assumed to be experiencing a delusional parasitosis are, in reality, a
reflection of the body’s production of ACE pigments.

Introduction
Over the last several years, I have encountered several
patients who have described unusual solid and thread-like
particles arising from their skin and which occasionally
appeared to move spontaneously, as if alive. The patients
were concerned that they may be infected with some form of
skin parasite. Other patients have noted unusual particles in
their bed sheets, and in bath water that has been undisturbed
for several hours following bathing. One patient who slept on
a magnetic mattress noted that some of the particles were
attaching to the mattress as if they were magnetic. Several of
these patients were also being seen by psychiatrists and were
given a clinical diagnosis of delusional parasitosis (Bhatia et
al. 2000; Goddard, 1995; Zomer et al., 1998).
The particles collected by these patients were morphologically
similar to structures that form in long-term

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