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not delusional parasites...but what

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  • Posted By: sabinasharkdives
  • October 14, 2006
  • 11:21 AM

I have been suffering from a skin illness for almost 5 years. It started as a small lesion on one leg that was very slow to heal. My dermotologist said if I would leave it alone it would go away. Eventhough I did not "pick" at it, it appeared as though I did. It soon turned into numerous lesions that to me seem like a circular "worm" that encase the sores. They all always look alike with a dark circular rim and something protruding from the center like a splinter. They are very slow to heal and leave either a loss of pigment in that spot or leave a dark spot. It awlays seems a though there is something coming up to the surface, like hair.Some are thicker than hair.(spagetti thickness.)When you try to pull it out, it becomes impossible and appears as though it dives deeper. If you can catch it , no matter how hard you try to pull it out, it won't come. I have, on occasion, got some out and they look like a thread. Some that come out seem like a pice of flaked off skin in a triangle shape.(clear with a slightly dark line on one border)My whole body is so severly scarred that a once pretty girl now looks like a monster.Something tells me it is fungus and parasitic related but numerous doctors have no answer except to see a shrink.

There are also have dark specks that come from my skin. In some places it looks like pepper and other places they look just like freckles.What is this disease? I know it is going to be the end of me one way or the other as It just gets worse with each exasterbation.I have pictures if any one thinks they might be able to help. Any info would be so much appreciated.

PS. I am positive for multi intestinal parasites.

Thanks

Sabina

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  • There was a story on ABC Medical Mysteries about what sounds exactly what you are describing and they called it Morgellons Disease. They also said that they had a tingling, crawling feeling, also.Here is a link to the site http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2206846 and go to the Videos on the Right Side and select the Morgellons video. I really hope that I'm wrong and that isn't what you are describing though.Good Luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 15, 2006
    • 11:14 PM
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  • Here is a site that deals specifically with this: http://www.morgellons.org/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 15, 2006
    • 11:16 PM
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  • You stated you tested positive for parasites. Were you treated? I found a website (sorry can't remember exactly which one-an international website), that talked about parasites that eventually exit your body (normally through the legs). They could sometimes be quite thick. You need to try an infectious disease doctor and get something to kill them off.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
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  • Yes, it definitely sounds like Morgellons.Here the first (and only) lab findings on it: http://www.didewey.com/morgel.htmA good forum is the Morgellons Group - http://morgellonsgroup.proboards23.com/index.cgiGood luck. There are many of us looking for the same answers and relief as you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 05:13 AM
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  • If you click over to: http://brandytwirl.multiply.com/photos/album/1 you will see some pictures taken of Morgellons lesions (viewer discretion advised) and pictures of the same person healed. No one knows what this horrible disease is (except perhaps the company that created it), but it certainly destroyes lives, often the victim becomes socailly isolated, they are in great pain, no on seems to believe that they are even sick.I hope these pictures bring some hope to those who suffer.
    brandytwirl 3 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 07:32 AM
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  • Hi, Morgellons disease was the first thing that came to my mind. Apparently it's a newly discovered condition and you'll need to eliminate your parasites first, to know whether it's necessary to take any further action in the direction of pursuing Morgellons. Another place you can find many links to Morgellons is on Rense.com Scroll down through the blue boxes that run through the center of the site until you see the Morgellons section. You'll find links to some of the most pioneering researchers in this area. Keep on, keeping on until you find answers that make the most sense to you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 03:05 AM
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  • I have been working with the scientist you mention on Rense, conducting clinical trials with a new product. You can learn more by going to: http://brandytwirl.multiply.com/photos/album/1I hope you do ot Have Morgelons disease, but if you do, this is definitely the best way to experience healing. Best of luck to you.
    brandytwirl 3 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
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  • Sabina: I read of a person who had this skin disease (Morgellon's) and cured himself (accidentally) - do you still have this problem, or has it cleared Up? Abby
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
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  • Morgellon's is a possibility, but there could also be another cause. I think my Dermatologist could diagnose the condition and do something about it. I've had ringworm type conditions that I've been able to get treatment for. It won't hurt to do some research yourself on Morgellon's and follow up as you think necessary, but I would think you could find a Dermatologist who could help with your problem.
    berniew1 37 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
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  • If you are in the US and have access to The Discovery health Channel, watch episode 8 or Mystery ER. One of the stories is of a woman with Morgellon's. It is going to be aired at 3pm (central time) today (Saturday).
    halal37 96 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
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  • Morgellons is a systemic disease that has not yet gained widespread acceptance in the medical community, yet it actually exists just as AID/HIV existed 30 years ago before Medical science recognized it. It is similar to scabies, which is a contagious skin disease in which parasites burrow under the skin and lay eggs. These parasites belong to the arachnid family. Symptoms vary from one patient to another. Others, such as skin lesions and a "crawling sensation" in the skin are consistent. Areas of the body where the disease seems to be most severe are on the hands, behind the knees and arms, on the chest and back. Other common physical symptoms are rashes and pain that is similar to fibromyalgia. Severe depression often leading to suicide is all too common. When seeking medical help, Morgellons sufferers are nearly always diagnosed with Delusions of Parasitosis (DOP). Currently, there is no known test for Morgellons disease so patients are always told "it is all in your head" and are prescribed physo-tropic drugs and occasionally antibiotics. Neither provide any relief whatsoever from these horrible symptoms. The patient's family often believe the doctor and withdraw their support. Morgellons patients begin to feel hopeless and continue their descent into severe depression. Many patients have reported trouble concentrating while constantly experience fatigue. When affected areas are viewed under a microscope, many Morgellons patients have clusters of multi-colored fibers beneath the unbroken skin. These fibers may or may not be visible with the naked eye. The fibers have been tested in several labs. They will not burn until they reach 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit and are covered in some sort of high-density polyurethane. A recent study has found microscopic parasites in some patients. This parasite is known to feed on algae, bacteria and decaying organic materials. They thrive in wet or damp surroundings. Unfortunately, there is no meaningful research being conducted since the Morgellons population, while increasing daily is still statistically insignificant. The Morgellons Research Foundation located at Oklahoma State University, has identified 93 symptoms common to Morgellons sufferers. A complete list of these symptoms can be viewed here: http://www.morgellons.org/symptoms.htm The results are inconclusive as to the cause of Morgellons Disease. The Centers for Disease Control refers to it as an unexplained dermopathy and they are currently conducting an investigation at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California. Many dermatologists and psychiatrists consider this a psychological disorder, rather than a physical disease. Medical doctors generally treat the condition by prescribing antibiotics, antifungals or herbal supplements. These methods are considered treatments rather than cures, as the symptoms return when discontinued. Colloidal silver has been marketed as an alternative medicine for this condition as well as many others, from fibromyalgia to E. coli. From a medical standpoint, there is no proven effectiveness for this treatment. Until now, that is. Regardless of official reports, many Morgellons sufferers have found relief when NutraSilver is used. They state that the lesions begin to heal after a week, with the sores dissipating completely within three weeks. The severe cognitive issues generally resolve in about two weeks. The bouts of stinging and biting sensations that plague sufferers are reduced or disappear altogether. The most severe symptoms are debilitating and in many sufferers, their quality of life is reduced. When taken as suggested, these fortunate Morgellons sufferers actually get their lives back; their energy returns, their brain-fog reduces and they begin to feel like themselves again.
    brandytwirl 3 Replies
    • February 13, 2010
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  • Lesions with red and dark skin is a classic sign of chemical poisoning. Chemical poisoning is a major public health concern. Approximately 95% of all accidental or intentional poisonings are due to chemicals. Nearly 90% of these cases occur at home. The smallest children, infants and toddlers, are at the highest risk for accidental (acute) poisoning. In 2000, poison control centers received well over a million calls about poison exposures to children younger than age 6. Chronic exposure is chemical poisoning that occurs slowly and insidiously over a prolonged period of time. Many chronic, degenerative diseases have been linked to environmental pollution or poisoning. Currently there are millions of natural and synthetic chemicals in our world. Approximately 3,000 of them are known to cause significant health problems. Accidental chemical poisoning involving common household or garden products is easy to diagnose and treat, as long as it is recognized early enough. On the other hand, poisoning due to daily exposure to chemicals is more difficult to diagnose and the extent of damage is more difficult to assess. Toxic chemicals can be found everywhere—in homes, in the yard, at work, on the playground—even in foods and drinking water. Some result from illegal dumping. However, many chemical poisoning occur insidiously by the supposedly harmless chemicals that people bring into their homes or office to make their lives more comfortable.
    aleasha89 34 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
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  • Morgellons is the only disease that has fibers as a symptom. The granules, pepper-like black particles, barbed particles coming from the skin are also classic to this disease. You can view extensive photo galleries of these phemonena here: http://morgellonsdiseaseawareness.com/photo_galleries/morgellons_particles_in_skinGet a hand-held microscope ($10-$12 at Radio Shack or order online) and examine your skin so you can see for yourself what is going on. You probably will not need to look further than your hands which seem to have a lot of fiber activity.Doctors do not know how to treat for this. Forget the infectious specialist. If you know you have parasites, you can go to get medication for that, but other than that, I recommend staying away from MDs. The Morgellons condition is quite involved with multiple complexities such as fungus/yeasts, bacteria, parasite, heavy metal poisoning, and allergies. Morgellons sufferers have detoxification pathway issues, which adds additional problems. Often when we take pharmaceuticals, they make us sicker because our bodies cannot handle them. Consider seeing a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Homeopath, Herbalist, or other alternative therapy. I've had Morgellons for 2+ years and went to a Nutritionist who recommended taking the Nutritional panels at Metametrix. While I am not "cured," I'm asymptomatic most of the time and able to live my life as before. The nutritional tests give a metabolic snapshot of what is going on with your body right now. These tests are not something your regular MD can run and provide loads of information. A protocol can be created for you based on your results. I go into detail about the tests on my site. Diet will have to be addressed immediately as well as gentle detoxification of the body. No sugar and no foods with Genetically Modified food in them. Eat organic, unprocessed food. Learn about alkalizing the body. Again, more on that on my site.I'm sincerely sorry, you have this, but you can run to 100 doctors and probably not one will have the knowledge to help you. You'll need your money for supplements and people that can guide you outside of the medical profession. It's an expensive disease. Don't waste your resources where they won't be productive. This is not just my experience but if you read any of the forums, you'll hear the same thing.Best,Aylahttp://morgellonsdiseaseawareness.comAnother good site for info is: morgellonsaid.wordpress.com
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  • I have the same problem and was told it was a delusion. I have paper wasp nests all around the eves of my older home. There are ladybugs and "kissing bugs" all in my house. When I use over the counter "lice tx cream on my areas they get better. I heard that these paper wasps have a Protozoa that infect other insects.
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