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Morgellons Disease: Is It Real?
image Sufferers of Morgellons disease complain of invisible parasites biting their skin. And they get skin lesions from which sprout strange fibers. And mysterious black spore-like specks appear on their skin. Cases of this strange disease seem to be spreading, especially in the Bay area. One theory is that it has something to do with Lyme disease. Or it may be a case of mass delusion. The medical community seems to think it's mass delusion. Most people who show up complaining of these symptoms get diagnosed with 'delusional parasitosis', which is a psychological problem in which people imagine that they're infested by parasites. Not having any medical qualifications at all, I won't weigh in on whether this is a real disease or mass delusion, but some of the behavior of the patients does sound suspiciously bizarre. Take the case of Theresa Blodgett:

She gathers up the black specks, the mysterious fibers and the small, fuzzy 'cocoons' she finds on her skin and around her home. She tapes the macabre samples to typing paper, but she said no doctor will analyze the collection. Physicians who glance at the specimens dismiss the lot as stray hairs, clothing fibers, scabs and other common household debris, she said.

So either she really is suffering from something and is desperately but unsuccessfully trying to get doctors to pay attention to her, or she's obsessively collecting house dust and stray flecks of dirt and convincing herself that these things are parasites attacking her. (Thanks to 'K' for the links)
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Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 11, 2005


( I ) Source: Randy Yaskal, http://unknowndisease.proboards2.com .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Quoted from Randy's experience in curing "BUGS" as follows,

Posted by ELAI  in  Houston, TX  on  Sun Jan 15, 2006  at  04:57 PM
(IV)Source: http://hometown.aol.com/lavenderwolf/myhomepage/

FLAGYL 400mg (METRONIDAZOLE) is a good choice for treating "BUGS", as quoted as follows,

Posted by ELAI  in  Houston, TX  on  Sun Jan 15, 2006  at  05:09 PM
Other Miscellaneous Information
1. To treat eyes:
Bausch & Laum Sulfacetamide drops ?3 drops 3x per day, one more time at bedtime. Feels like it burns, but it does work.
2. Use mud packs purchased from DermaTechRx 2x per day
3. Bath with Sulphur soap with lanolin
4. Always use Borax in laundry
5. All carpets should be removed ?Check with your insurance company, they may pay to replace your carpets.
6. All Cloth Furniture should be removed ?Check with your insurance company, they may pay to replace your furniture.
7. Note that it may get worse before it gets better.
8. A high protein diet is highly recommended. Example?Adkins Diet. Products that contain yeast and bacteria such as breads and cheeses can make your condition worse.
9. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on your carpets, rugs, and your car and rub it in the carpets
10. Below are a couple of products to treat for internal parasites. It is highly recommended that you do this as the parasites appear to enter body cavities also.

21 day Anti-Para Parasite Cleanse* (90 capsules)
A gentle all-natural herbal parasite cleanse that promotes the expulsion of intestinal parasites from the body.* $19.95 US

Along with the antibiotics, internal cleansing of parasites as well as external cleaning needs to be done with our DermaTechRx products.
GO TO THIS WEBSITE:
http://www.herbalcaredirect.com/AntiPara.html?trkroi_campaign=0625F1D1-8CB9-A333-E41B-1A8099DAF23

Paragone - 2 Part Internal Cleansing System
2-Part Internal Cleansing System Natural Ingredients Traditionally Used to Balance Intestinal Microbes & Candida*
$25.59 US

Also includes a Internal Cleansing System for Children
GO TO THIS WEBSITE:
http://www.herbalcaredirect.com/AntiPara.html?trkroi_campaign=0625F1D1-8CB9-A333-E41B-1A8099DAF23
Posted by ELAI  in  Houston, TX  on  Sun Jan 15, 2006  at  05:12 PM
calling me crazy is not much appreciated, more a sign of ignorance. i have fought what was thought to be bedbugs. after putting many glue traps around the house i have caught thousands of springtails, which are near microscoptic. wondering how a "harmless insect" could intell such wicked bites, i did sone research. the parasite is linked to lymes disease and the springtail. if your family or friends were inflicted with such, your ignorance and apathy would be deploying.
regards
Posted by marie  in  ky  on  Sat Feb 04, 2006  at  05:48 PM
The disease can be treated. Check it out here,

http://www.be-healthy-forever.com/marc
Posted by Dr. David Bremmer, DO  in  TAMPA FL  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  04:45 AM
safe2use is unreal, they are a circus of clowns, starting with art the fart, LINDA the owner, and MARC, whatever he is!
Posted by Dr. David Bremmer, DO  in  TAMPA FL  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  04:51 AM
HELLO ALL MORGELONS SUFFERERS! First I would like to say I have not posted in a while. I have been very busy with my new business! Products for the skin, wouldn't you know it! My mother is a Morgellons patient and I am a Lyme patient. We were diagnosed in June of last year by an infectious diseases doctor. I am doing much better and no sign of Morgellons for me THANK GOD. I don't know how to even come close to sympathizing with those who have this dreaded disease. After my first round of treatment for Lyme, I accidentally drank after my mother. So far, so good. That was about 4 months ago and I continue to get better day by day with the help of anitbiotics, vitamins, herbs, etc. I have energy that I NEVER had before in my life!!! The pain that my "shrink", ahem, said I felt in my joints and muscles was caused from depression and "unresolved childhood issues". It is AMAZING to me how ppl can go through THAT MUCH SCHOOL AND TRAINING AND STILL NOT KNOW A DARN THING! This statement was in response to the fact that I told her I believed I may have Lyme disease and that that was what was causing me so much pain. Multiple x-rays have shown I have NO ARTHRITIS WHATSOEVER in my hands, wrists, feet, and ankles, which WERE severely painful sites. My pain has decreased by 90% since June 2005. My fatigue has decreased by 90% during the same time period. SHE, this doctor with multiple diplomas and ceritficates on her walls, was not willing to accept that I may have Lyme. It JUST HAD TO BE IN MY HEAD hmmm OR SHE WAS NOT HAPPY. When I saw her 3 months later, and reported that I had be diagnosed and was getting IMMEDIATE relief, she was severly taken aback. SHE could not accept that something may ACTUALLY be PHYSICALLY wrong with me. I did have post-partum depression. Needless to say, I have not returned to see her anymore. I need someone who LISTENS, which is what I THOUGHT HER medical field WAS.
But I digress.
My mother was getting soooo much better, and now, this has returned with a vengance. It is relentless in it's quest to inhabit her body. I will tell you, she went to lengths of "cauterizing" her open sores herself since no doctor would. THEY HEALED. AND QUICK. I AM NOT SUGGESTING ANYONE DO THIS. I ENCOURAGED HER TO STOP IT. I KNOW THAT SEVERE INFECTIONS COULD ENSUE AND THAT WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE. I don't think she could stand to do it again anyway!
I have watched her put "stuff", since we don't know exactly WHAT it is, on a gas stove eye and I have watched this "stuff" start to crawl away and literally jump off the eye away from the fire!
We have found one other person in our city with this.
CONTINUED....
Posted by jaleenasmom  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  08:09 AM
When I carried information to our local health department, they just dismissed it.
Anyone who does not personally know someone with this will easily dismiss it. SUCH AS ROD. HI ROD!!! cheese THIS IS WHY NEWS COVERAGE IS IMPORTANT. Most ppl will listen to what is on the news. At least they are becoming aware.
I wonder about DermaTechRX. I have looked at their products and frankly their prices are OUTRAGEOUS. I KNOW, since I have been making bath and body products for the last year, that this stuff is TOO HIGH. But, then again so is BATH & BODY WORKS. However, I am thinking of ordering a jar of that scrub because if I can get the ingredients list, I can make it myself for about $5 and that includes the jar. I have made something that does help my mother's skin, so I would not completely discount these folks. Diet does help, but can a diet alone actually CURE? That is where I would need "empirical evidence". Even vegans have heart attacks, cancer and strokes.
POST BACK EVERYONE!!!
Posted by jaleenasmom  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  08:10 AM
"I have watched her put "stuff", since we don't know exactly WHAT it is,
on a gas stove eye and I have watched this "stuff" start to crawl away and
literally jump off the eye away from the fire!"


Jump-- collembola=springtail

this is what is actually bugging you
http://www.headlice.org/news/2005/august/tiny_bugs_wreak_havoc.htm
Posted by cerulean  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  11:06 AM
dermatechrx are only capitalizing off of this condition, their products DO NOT work.
Posted by cerlulean  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  11:08 AM
"Jump-- collembola=springtail"

...YES...BUT, there also seems to be other "things" involved in this disease.
I see in a post above that apparently other "ickies" could infect the body in this weakened condition.
Posted by jaleenasmom  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  12:31 PM
i s'pose it doesn't occur to you that the collembola could be causing all of these other "ickies".
Consider the FACT that collembola carry and vector numerous bacteria and one fungus--all of which have been documented to cause skin and other problems for humans. one of these bacteria just happens to be wolbachia, which is now known to be the actual cause of human filarial disease. I also suspect in the future, if this disease ever comes to light and is actually studied by the sceintific community, they are going to find that collembola probably also carry the lyme disease bacteria.
Research collembola and you'll find these things out.
It's not science fiction....you just need to think outside the box...but not too far out, because this thing is not some "alien" disease.
Posted by cerulean  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  12:42 PM
My sister-in-law is claiming to have this disease... she's 6 months pregnant and just alerted the family that she's been instructed by the doctor that after delivering the baby, she has to make sure she does NOT get sleep deprived in order to prevent this disease from coming back TEN FOLD. She specifically told me that the doctor said "you absolutely must get plenty of rest and not get sleep deprived.... even if you have to have relatives come and stay with you... "

Personally, I think she's full of sh*t... but if you have any knowledge or experience in this area, please respond!

Thanks!
Posted by Wondering  in  NJ  on  Sat Feb 11, 2006  at  10:33 PM
Please view this website for more information regarding this disease: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons

There are three sources on the market for the information of curing as follows,

1. Dr. George Schwartz:
http://www.healingresearch.org/new.html

2. Richard's King Diet:
http://www.dstressdoc.com/skin-problems.htm

3. Paul's Protocol:
http://www.be-healthy-forever.com/

It's a disease that the SUPERBUGs Collembola Springtails live on parasites, most of them nematodes, creating fungal environments inside patient's skin. In order to get rid of those bugs, you need to exterminate parasites inside the body.

She needs to have both the blood test for bacteria and parasites and stool test for parasites, preferable at the infectious disease department of the university research hospital. Most of dermatologist and family practitioner doctors do not know how to treat this disease. And, end with a conclusion of
Posted by ELAI  in  Houston, TX  on  Sun Feb 12, 2006  at  09:22 PM
Support for Morgellons Disease.

http://skindisease.proboards50.com
Posted by Morgellons Sufferer  on  Sat Feb 18, 2006  at  04:48 PM
Wish this thing were not real. I've had it for a while now and it has almost killed me.

Make sure you gargle with Listerine or some other antiseptic mouthwash. The mucous membranes are very important. I found a boat load of these things in my mouth.

Also, spray the area with some type of disinfectant. Do not use too many cloth materials in the house.
Posted by Private Me  in  DC metro  on  Wed Mar 01, 2006  at  06:23 PM
Please view "Lyme Disease A Look Beyond Antibiotics by Dr. Klinghardt":

http://www.healthfreedomsolutions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60
Posted by ELAI  in  Houston, TX  on  Thu Mar 02, 2006  at  12:59 PM
GREAT NEWS, SAFE2USE is out of business. I heard they made an arrest with that guy Goerge Schwartz and Artie too. Those bunch of dopes!, THANK GOD FOR THIS, MAYBE PEOPLE CAN SEE THE LIGHT SOON. I KNOW MARC works somewhere else, and he is rather a nice guy. the new marc @ safe2use had was jerk!
Posted by Frankie from saferplaces.org  in  CA  on  Thu Mar 02, 2006  at  10:12 PM
Hoping none of you ever just have swollen eyes, joints, cough or lesions that just open with what looks like a hair. If tweezed out it is clear. Then when you wash your face the spot opens like a cigarette burn. These are all symptoms of "Morgellons"....

I am not into pain and do not run to doctors with rug dust. But I am way open to listening to people than you are.

I believe this is some sort of fungus like Aspergillus. This can be breathed in and it can infect skin and eyes. And you all are delusional if you think you cannot get parasites in the U.S. We have mosquitos people!!
Posted by Ronica  in  Bend, Oregon  on  Sat Mar 04, 2006  at  11:42 PM
If you ever want this disease to be taken seriously, then you better stop calling it morgellons....you hear that? that's the sound a doctor makes when he snickers.

Mr.SkinDoc, or (Mr.pimplepopper),
This is what is really going on:
http://www.headlice.org/report/research/index.html

Sorry man, they're not methheads, in a few years it's going to suck to be you.
Posted by cerulean  on  Sun Mar 05, 2006  at  08:47 AM
if you have to say "this is a real disease," when you have bits of carpet coming out of your skin... I mean, come on.

Anyone can make a "foundation." I'm going to make a "foundation" for "people who know that carpet doesn't come out of your skin."
Posted by Anna Banana  on  Fri Mar 17, 2006  at  10:47 AM
While i agree that the "morgellons foundation" is just silly, this is actually a disease. In fact here's the published study:
http://www.headlice.org/report/research/index.html

As for the "fibers", most likely they are just fibers from people clothes that get stuck in the lesions and open wounds caused by the collembola infestation.
Posted by cerulean  on  Fri Mar 17, 2006  at  11:17 AM
I have Morgellons.

Is this a picture of a colembola?

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Or any of these?

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Or this?

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Cause that would be nice, as, after 8 years with this scourge of, literally hundreds of nights of, silent scream dispair, and I tire, of it all.

Tonight I will pray for Skin Docs patients and the further pain he inflicts upon them.

For Shame.

Bryan.
Posted by Bryan  in  Vancouver  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  12:40 AM
The following products work very well for getting rid of collembola springtails and the parasites residing in your skin:

1. kleen free to clean environment and take tub bath. The result is excellent, better than any other products:

http://www.notnicetolice.com/

2. dewormer of http://www.7dmc.com

3. Biltricide 600mg X 2 per day
Albenza 400mg x 2 per day
Vermox 500mg X 2 per day

4. Multivitamins and iron supplements

5. Immune booster
AHCC 1000 mg X 2
ImmunoLin 2500 mg X 5
Immuno-Shield
Taurox PS and Taurox fatique
Posted by elai  in  Houston, TX  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  04:09 AM
Bryan,
that's really a question for the experts at identifying collembola in skin scrapings to answer.
That's who you should be asking, especially about this one:
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I bet $$ there's a bunch in that one.
You gotta think "small"--way smaller.
Collembola have many life stages or instars.
Our collembola are no larger than a human liver cell in their first instar.
Posted by cerulean  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  01:37 PM
Thank you elai, I have seen other protocols but yours agrees most with my findings, the dosages I thank you mostly for as they are the hardest part to determine. I have a QA Engineering Aerospace background that does not apply here (although spacey might lol) and, to a very large degree, I am left on my own with this.

Cerulean,

Thank you for your suggestion, I just may do that, but, to me, that Lil bugger looks like a sea lice... WTH?? It seems I am finding abilities and images that a lot of ocean microorganisms reflect, maybe a place to do more research on possibilities.

The one that intrigues me most(and you know, for an affliction that traumatizes so much, it sure is bloody Fascinating tho eh) is this one.

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It is an image that appeared on a viewer I bought (a 'see the little world' childrens science toy) that makes micro macro so I can photo specimens. It was actually on the 'inside' of the screen as I could not wipe it off. But, it was only visible with the screen viewed at a 45 degree angle, and the most interesting part is, when viewed from the other angle (90 degrees away) you see what appears to be its back side...????

Here is a picture of it (and the viewer it is on and, btw, the item on the slide is a dust ball I looked at and inside found little red nematode likes and an encapsulated fly that it seems they were using as a food source)

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I agree smaller, waay smaller, basic building blocks of life stuff, strong relationship with hydrogen, oxogen, sulfur, FE(III).... an organism I have sometimes called Hiderogen. So yes, I agree, most all that I identify as related are symptoms only but the common denominator seems achieveable.. hopefully anyway.

smile

My regards,

Bryan.
Posted by Bryan  in  Vancouver  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  02:36 PM
Lymebusters has, in the 8 months I have used their site, NEVER approached me, or any other poster there that I know of, for the purpose of financial gain... they sell products??? Good to know, thank you.

Also, the postboard/forums have a 'show no advertizing' option button for any to use. They have been a saving grace for myself and, almost daily, for those who find their way there on their own but arrive so distraught that suicide prevention/intervention is often required... but sometimes it does not work.

The posts are, even after 8 months, often a very difficult read. People reaching out for help for themselves or, most often, in concern for their loved ones, have frequently been forcibly institutionalized and had their children taken away being deemed 'unfit' as a parent. I can imagine no greater trauma for a perfectly sane person trying to do what is right. Many are still suffering from that injustice.

Sad that.

Very sad.

- Bryan.
Posted by Bryan  in  Vancouver  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  04:00 PM
Also, the combination of protein diet will be of great help. Richard Kuhn
Posted by elai  in  Houston, TX  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  06:27 PM
I thank you elai,

Nuggets of gold in places where one would not neccessarily expect.

My respect and my gratitude, to you, for your spot on info and your understanding.

Best regards,

Bryan.
Posted by Bryan  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  06:54 PM
I thank you for your post Richard.

RE: Symptoms
"Itching and a rash at the site of where skin touched soil or sand is usually the first sign of infection. These symptoms occur when the larvae penetrate the skin. While a light infection may cause no symptoms, heavy infection can cause anemia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Heavy, chronic infections can cause stunted growth and mental development."

I have had this unchecked for eight years. Onset was identified during an episode of anyphylactic shock while in La Paz Mexico, no rashes manifested and I, at that time, was in one of the best shapes of my life. I have NEVER, in all the eight years, had abdominal pains, diarrhea, loss of apetite (I eat like a horse) weight loss or stunted growth, the opposite in fact.

Ergo, I don't 'catch on'.

But thank you anyway.

Bryan.
Posted by Bryan  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  08:02 PM
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