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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Morgellons

Though not officially recognized as a disease, Morgellons is a condition associated with a range of cutaneous symptoms, including crawling, biting, and stinging sensations, persistent skin lesions, and the presence of fibers on or under the skin. Most health professionals consider Morgellons a manifestation of other known medical conditions, including delusional parasitosis, a form of psychosis in which sufferers believe they are infested with parasites. What is known about the unusual fibers? More...
grammargeek
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:09:09 AM
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I once had a patient with Morgellons, but we didn't know the name of it then because it was a couple of years prior to it coming to attention in 2006 through stories in the media. I was her psychiatrist. And I'm here to tell you that her case was not one of delusional parasitosis. I've seen a few (or maybe more than a few) cases of that before, too.

This woman with Morgellons was able to actually show me some of the fibers poking through her skin. So I absolutely believe it is a real phenomenon, though I am as curious as the next person as to what the actual cause is.
dp
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:02:31 AM
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Have the fibers been analyzed? It might be another of those gene mutations that create unusual skins or if it’s not the start of X-men it could be just sub-skin bacteria like Erythrasma (those people with "wooden appendages").
Christine
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:29:15 AM
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Why this is not a disease?
RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:14:12 AM

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Hi dp. The fibers have been analyzed by several different people, with different results. Some have found fibers like those from fabric, which would indicate an open sore or wound was contaminated by clothes or sheets. Some found fibers they state were definitely not textile, and were probably produced by the person's body; I believe those doctors work for the Morgallan Foundation. And, some found what were described as cellulosic fibers, thought to be produced by bacterial, fungal or algal infection, though no organisms were isolated that I am aware of.

Hi Christine. I don't think it is so much that this is not a disease as that we don't know whether it is truly a distinct entity or if it is a somewhat different manifestation of something we have seen before or if we are lumping together several different problems and thinking they are all the same thing. We certainly don't have a causative agent for it yet, but finding that sometimes takes a long time.
valenarwen
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:01:28 AM
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It sure doesn't look healthy...
capo403
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:20:11 PM
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This is really interesting because I had some of the symptoms of Morgellons about twelve years ago. The sensation of something crawling under my skin was so intense that I would dig my nails under several layers of skin to the point that it would bleed. I had sores from this, but don't remember seeing any fibers emerging from the sores (which I'm sure would've been very noticeable). I did have red and white bumps on my forearms and lower legs. The ones on my arms were just pinpoint in size whereas the ones on my legs appeared more like blisters. Every night, I had to wash the blood out of my clothes. Also, my skin had a leatherish feel. A coworker said her father, who was diabetic, had a similar rash so I had bloodwork done, but my blood glucose levels and other markers were within normal range. I have had muscle, joint and neurological pain for many years anyway (including a diagnosis of fibrositis), so I didn't associate these symptoms with the skin disorder. The skin symptoms, though, mysteriously disappeared ten months later. At the time, I was working on my Master's degree and my neighborhood was rampant with drug dealing, so I was fairly stressed. Since symptoms disappeared two months after completing my graduate studies and after the drug dealers left my neighborhood, I decided that the skin problems signaled a neurotic reaction. Doctors were not able to explain my symptoms, nor did they seem concerned. So, I'm glad to learn I am not the only person to experience these symptoms.
Danser
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 1:56:26 PM
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Morgellons Attacks Teenagers Too;
Danny Shares His Story of How He Got His Life Back
Dear fellow Morgellons victims,

I'm writing on behalf of all the young people and the elderly with Morgellons who have been shunned, criticized, and out-casted by society thinking we suffers of this horrible disease are crazy. I personally knew absolutely nothing about this disease until I came home from school one day of September 2007 and noticed granule-like crystals on my hands. I also noticed clear fibers that appeared to be coming out of my hands as well. I went to the computer and typed in "black crystals on hands?" or something to that extent. I stumbled upon a few websites that had details of Morgellons symptoms and the blue, black, clear, and red fibers with granules coming out of hands, body, and or hair. I didn't automatically assume I have this disease after a couple months of thorough personal research I had whatever this bizarre disease was. Every single symptom I had matched everything I read. I had everything from the physical identification of Morgellons right down to all the mental and cognitive disorders of Morgellons; brain fog, I slept constantly, depression, insomnia at night (slept all through the days), lost a lot of weight, everything aliment you could imagine I had. But by far the worst symptoms was the anxiety that would come out of nowhere, it literally felt like I was even in my body at times.

It began to slowly but surely rule my life. I noticed the fibers everywhere in my home, friend’s homes, family member’s homes, these fibers were everywhere but I was one of the only that had symptoms to this extent. My friends and family had the fibers on there body and hair as well. My friends were the only ones who believed me about the fibers and knew I was sick. I tried to express to my mother and stepfather what was going on but surely my mother thought I was loosing my mind which I can completely understand because of how bizarre this disease sounds to the layman. Finally after convincing my mom I had this disease I stumbled upon a website called "NutraSilver". My mother personally thought I was crazy but my stepfather said "whether its in his head or not we can see if this helps"

So my step dad bought a bottle of NutraSilver and it came with another for free. The first night I tried the NutraSilver I had to lie down in bed with my mother I trembled so bad. When I woke up the next morning I felt slightly better. I started to use the NutraSilver a couple times a day and just put some drops in my daily routine of drinking water. Everyday progressively got better, I started to forget completely about Morgellons and live my life. It ruled my life, I am an 18 year old male (at the time I was 17). I also stumbled across an amazing doctor and friend named Dr. Susan Kolb. I found her website when I was researching about Morgellons and even though I lived many states away and was very embarrassed I deciding to just call her and tell her what was going on. She talked to my parents, talked to my family and tried to express to them that this is a real disease. Still after all of that they still did not believe. She gave me great tips to get slowly but surely better as well. I slowly started being able to go to school more and focus more on my life. Everyday with NutraSilver and Dr. Kolb’s advice made everyday easier to get through. As last summer came along (2008), I was very confident I was Morgellons-free. I completely forgot about the disease and was able to live my life.

I moved into a new home, had a new life ahead of me and I felt like my life was finally back, unfortunately I ran out of NutraSilver around September of 2008 and was unable to purchase it again with the lack of my finances. I stopped using it all together. Around November or December my symptoms started coming back fully. I had brain fog again, depression, anxiety, fatigue; the fibers were coming out of my skin again. I was once again infected. They were around my new home and in my hair and body once again. I talked to Doctor Kolb at least once a month to keep her updated. With her help I personally discovered some things that helped in the mean time until I could get another credit card to purchase NutraSilver once more. My symptoms got so bad living at my new home I finally ended up moving back into my mother’s house where I first discovered I had Morgellons. I still felt horrible, I discovered something called Trilogy Cardio Essentials in my fridge that mom used to lower her blood pressure and things of that nature. It was recommended by someone who also used silver on a daily basis that ran a herbal store down the street from me. So I took a couple swigs every day unknowing the effect it would have on me. The next day I glanced at my hands after I was out of the shower. I noticed the fibers purging out like I had seen with NutraSilver; it was very scary.

I am still drinking it and it helps just as NutraSilver has. I have used many things to help with this horrific disease but I can honestly say NutraSilver, Dr. Bronners, and Trilogy Cardio Essentials has helped the most by far.
I’m sick of people ignoring this disease; even doctors are ignoring it. I know there are so many people that are struggling with this disease everyday, and I truly desire for them to live their life and again and take back what’s rightfully theirs.

My life is finally coming into view again, and I literally owe my life to a man named Russell at NutraSilver and a wonder Doctor by the name of Susan Kolb. I have never met a person so dedicated to seeing their patients or customers get better than Dr. Kolb
Without their help, guidance, and advice I'm not too sure how long I could have held out with all the depression and anxiety.
My final advice to any man, women or child with Morgellons is get NutraSilver, have a positive mind-set and lives your life again; I don’t want anyone to go through what I have been through with anxiety and depression.

Sincerely,
Daniel W.

I will list my personal protocol for Morgellons;
NutraSilver
Dr. Bronners Lemon Castile Soap ( you can use it for toothpaste, hair, body, lotion anything you can think of even laundry)
Acai berry
flaxseeds
Borax laundry detergent.
Air Filter
Trilogy Cardio Essentials.


capo403
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 2:38:03 PM
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Please be careful taking any supplements containing colloidal silver. Just yesterday, MichalG posted a picture of a man who had blue/silver skin as a result of taking supplemental silver. It is a well-documented phenomenon. Years ago, a health-food store employee convinced me to take colloid silver for systemic yeast. I was leery about taking it since silver is not an element normally found in the body. So, I only took it sporadically and eventually stopped. When I realized the long-term effects of ingesting silver, I was very thankful I stopped taking it before I developed those effects.
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