Will Morgellons ever be considered a real condition?
(Davis, CA USA)
Will Morgellons ever be considered a real condition?
Hi, my name is Ali. I am almost 41 and I am having a serious problem. It began over a year ago when I started getting lesions along my jawline and chin. I also had a few on my chest and thighs.
They looked like those huge deep zits that never come to a head. Unfortunately, these erupted into oozy red swollen lesions. I never tried to pop them or bug them, they just opened on their own.
When I looked closely, the lesions were shaped like a horseshoe or leaves on a clover. After a month of not getting better I saw my primary doctor, he prescribed an antibiotic (keflex) and an antibacterial ointment. I had a slight relief that only lasted while I was on antibiotics.
I decided to try and help myself and I started taking apple vinegar baths, using tea tree, taking a colon clense, a probiotic, an anti-fungal and garlic.
Things only got worse. I was feeling the crawlys and these weird thread balls started appearing on my skin. I could see a tiny dark spot and if I pulled it a ball would come out of my skin.
Under a magnifying glass they looked like perfectly made little nests or woven together balls. You could also see pieces of skin all over it.
The lesions got so bad that I refused to leave my house. Both sides of my face were covered in oozing, wet, red swollen wounds. I returned to my doctor who referred me to a dermatologist.
Because I thought I had seen tiny white worms in some of the lesions I was rushed in. The dermatologist listened to my husband and I explain the problem, she barely looked at my skin and sent me home with instructions to wash with dove soap and smear Vaseline on all the lesions.
She felt that I had been scratching my face and bacteria had transferred from my nails to my skin. We told her I hadn't been itching and in fact I had been sleeping with socks on my hands as not to accidentally touch my face. She just shrugged.
I continued on for several more months and was again put on antibiotics, this time bactramyicin.
Slight improvement while on antibiotics. The lesions continued to appear and spread on my face chest and thighs.
About 3-4 months ago My husband suddenly started breaking out in lesions in both corners of mouth and under his chin also his neck chest and arms.
Our doctor and the dermatologist thought it might be scabies. Our family did the cream treatment. We also replaced our mattresses pillows and bedding at a great expense. My days were spent cleaning and sanitizing.
As of this time, the lesions are still appearing and I have hideous scars. We are itching worse than ever and our entire family has screwed up nasal passages.
I know this is rude but I haven't had bugars In my nose in months. When we try to use the sinus wash bottle we can't get the saline to pass thru to the other nostril, complete blockage.
However, we don't have any congestion or breathing problems. I do get a horrible itchy feeling like a bug is in my nose so I use a q-tip to itch inside. When I look at the Q-tip it has numerous black and occasionally red little fibers on it, but they are not hairs.
I also have heartburn all the time. I feel like something is blocking my throat. I also get white pulp like things on my tongue.
My eyes are blurry and sore. I constantly see white hairlike worms or threads on my skin. I also can see black and red fibers. They look like little microscopic colored threads all over me, especially in my nostrils.
I swear I see little clear or white leaches or flukes from my lesions and nose. The fluke looking things have red or brown insides, the critter is clear but the insides are visible.
The doctors think I'm nuts and keep trying to put me on anti-depressants. I don't take them because I know this is something real. I don't know if this is a parasite or a fungus or
what but I'm going out of my mind, mainly due to lack of sleep.
At night the crawling feeling is horrible. We are showering like crazy because cool water is the only thing that helps.
Every time I try to look up my symptoms I only get referred to Morgellons. I want it to be something else so I can get treatment for it.
We are a very rational easy going family. We have had very few medical problems in the past. I am not a person that freaks out about things. I have decided several times just to live with this and stop stressing, but then another family member has problems and I start researching all over.
It's a vicious circle. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Will the medical field ever take Morgellons seriously or is it beyond their abilities? Sorry I'm so cynical, but I'm tired of Doctors looking at me like I'm nuts.
I had nice skin before and now I look like I've been in a fire. Both sides of my face are badly scarred and if you look closely, the scars are perfect "C's" and circles. Very gross. I thank you for all your help.
My heart aches for you. We are the same age, and I have great sympathy for your situation.
Will Morgellons ever be considered a real condition? I don't know. I sure hope so because it seems it's becoming more and more widespread and people really need some help.
You mentioned that you have used a colon cleanse, a probiotic, an anti-fungal and garlic. Can you tell me more about this? What specific products did you use? How long did you persevere with them?
It's possible that you started to feel worse because your body was going through the necessary detoxification and die-off process.
When you are using natural remedies, it is not unusual for you to feel worse before you feel better. If you are using top quality supplements and are able to hang in there through the roughest bits to let your body cleanse and regain control, you will have a better chance of recovery, in my opinion.
There is no supposed "cure" for Morgellons specifically, although some people have found different therapies helpful. One of the more expensive therapies that I've read about that has been having a measure of success is Infrared Sauna. You can purchase your own at Global Healing Center
if it's something your family can afford.
Ali, I wish I could offer you a quick sure-fire remedy. I want so much to help you and your family.
Unfortunately, all I can do is share with you the basic understanding I have of how the body works. We are all different, but we have basic physiology that is essentially the same.
For almost any ailment the following principles can be applied...
A good cleanse should take you at least 3 months.
While cleansing, you want to replenish the good bacteria in your body. That's the main purpose of probiotics. Get a good quality combo and take it faithfully.
Nourish! Nourish! Nourish! One of the most overlooked parts of the healing process is the need for a tremendous amount of good nutrition.
God made our bodies in a really remarkable fashion. They are designed to heal, fight infections, remove toxins, etc. BUT, they can only do this when they are given the nutritional resources to do so.
I believe it is vital to add some high quality nutritional whole food supplements to your daily regimen to give your body the best chance of repairing and building up healthy cells.
Here's what I'd use:
- Para 90
- Herbal Fiberblend
- Garden Trio
- Proancynol 2000
Plan on a long siege, rather than a quick victory. I wish I could PROMISE you that if you follow this protocol you will definitely get rid of your current health issues. I can't.
I can only tell you that I firmly believe that these are excellent choices in providing the body with genuinely helpful assistance and can give you an affordable and safe option for self treatment.
Please keep me posted on your progress. You and your family will be in my prayers.To your good health!