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So far, Morgellons has two strikes against its being recognized as a distinct disease: Hundreds of conditions share many of its symptoms, and no one can imagine what would make specks and fibers emerge from intact skin. What little has been written about it in the medical literature essentially says that Morgellons is delusional parasitosis, in which disruptions in brain chemistry cause the unshakable belief that organisms are digging into and sprouting from the skin. The itching and crawling sensations, the papers say, are the effect of neurons misfiring. The rashes are the result of patients obsessively scratching. And the fibers are environmental contaminants — pet hair, clothing fluff, fragments of dead insects—that collect on their sticky, self-inflicted wounds. In other words, it’s all in the patient’s head. Nevertheless, the authors say, doctors shouldn’t scold or correct patients who claim to have contracted Morgellons. Instead, they should establish rapport, so as to get the sufferers on the right psychiatric drugs.
Originally posted by netwarrior
That one spot on your foot that hasn't/won't go away...have you tried excising it? Cut away the spot and a bit of the surrounding tissue. Might work. See a physician and find out if it's an option.
Originally posted by iamcamouflage
reply to post by Universal Light
I find it strange that it was discredited for so long when other syndromes and diseases are credited with more vague symptoms. Granted these also took awhile to be accepted but nonetheless they were accepted much sooner: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are even more vague symptoms.
Glad to hear you found relief, you should tell your story and hopefully help others. Is olive oil known among those suffering?
[edit on 27-9-2008 by iamcamouflage]
Anna's sample LN13354-1B aluminum, phosphorous, potassium and nickel were missing, but zinc was present which was not present in Dr. Zamengo's data. The sample from Anna was from a lesion that she has suffered with for seven years (materials sample 2 inches by 1/8th inch) on her thigh. Zinc/copper is found bound to super oxide dismutase (SOD) in the outer cellular membrane. It is used to protect the cell from neurotoxins entering it and react with the organelles or nuclear membrane. The presence of zinc may be the interaction of transitional metals with the same valence charge as zinc.
Originally posted by Universal Light
The true conspiracy in it is that imo it is a manmade disease released on humans through chemtrails. The fact that there is no official research and they had a psychological condition to explain the symptoms immediately reeks to the high skies.
Current Morgellons research at a laboratory in Massachusetts shows that individuals affected by Morgellons disease have been in contact with soil and/or water containing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), algae, aquatic fungi, water molds and lichen (algae and fungi). This assemblage of organisms, and associated bacterial populations, is common in soil and aquatic environments where cryptobiotic soils are present and/or in environments where nutrient rich conditions promote the development of algae blooms.
Dermal contact with a water source and/or inhalation of aerial dust containing cyanobacteria and algae may lead to the progressive colonization of organisms that are capable of feeding on or consuming these photosynthetic producers, thus contributing to the wide range of symptoms reported by Morgellons sufferers. Incidental growth of these opportunistic populations, such as actinomyces, aquatic fungi and true fungi, are known to promote disease in humans, as they consist of species capable of degrading either cellulose or keratin (skin/hair). Evidence for the presence of opportunistic micro- organisms in samples is indicated by the occurrence of capsule-like Morgellons particles that have been identified as parasitized pine pollen grains. Chytrid populations are obligate parasites of frogs, nematodes, algae, cyanobacteria, plants, and pine pollen (see photo below).
Originally posted by whitewave
I'm curious. Has anyone ever removed these fibers and had a chemical or DNA test done on them?
Originally posted by whitewave
I'm wondering if these parasites you mention are capable of producing or causing the human body to produce fibers that do not burn at 1600 degrees F (as mentioned in the article from the OP).