Skip to comments.CDC Study of Morgellons an Insult to Sufferers
Posted on 01/27/2012 9:34:09 AM PST by stillafreemind
If you suffer from Morgellons disease, you have been waiting for a CDC study to be completed. The study was for the purpose of finding out what causes the heinous disease. The report says there is no reason for Morgellon symptoms, unless you want to blame it on patients' mental health. Once again, a disease is said to be a mental disease because there are no other answers for it.
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How can something that shows up as colored monofilament-like threads growing on and under a person’s skin possibly be without a cause. The CDC’s response does not meet the reasonableness test. There is something they (i.e., the weasels at the CDC) are hiding. (This sounds like some research project to modify bacteria to grow plastics went horribly wrong. Pure speculation.)
My wife and I have consulted a dermatologist, psychiatrist, family RN and PHD in Biology who would tell you that what is growing on(in) us is not a figment of our imagination.
The article said that the fibers were tested and found to be cotton or nylon.
There are some mysterious diseases out there, some that have come and gone, like sweating sickness.
Out of curiosity, does either of you of Morgellons? With the fibers?
My wife and I do. Contracted after working in a plant bed that sits over a septic tank.
FWIW, if the samples were primarily from skin scrapings, they they were a waste of time. The fibers work deep under the skin.
This tune is getting repetitious for the CDC. This is clearly a government agency that needs investigation as to their link to insurance companies that don't want to and refuse to pay insurance claims for Lyme and Morgellens cases.Lyme Disease
Scarily enough, there are still health care providers out there who do not believe Lyme Disease is a real disease. Like those with CFS, FM and MCS, people with Lyme are told they are "just depressed" or "trying to get attention" or that it is "all in your head" (to be fair, since the spirochetes or their toxins can cross the blood brain barrier, it is in your head, though this is not quite what these doctors were implying...). If this typifies the response you got from your doctor, it's time to find a new one.
Of course, most doctors rely on what the CDC and their state and county departments of health tell them. Anyone who has watched the CDC in action over the past several years (okay, decades) know that whatever it is they are doing, it has little to do with disease control and prevention, especially when it comes to organisms as changeable and adaptive as parasites.
The CDC--and insurance companies--take their cue on what Lyme disease is and how to treat it from the ISDA, a group of self-serving physicians who selectively review only that literature which agrees with their premise: that LD is easily and quickly treated, and if you're still sick, then you're clearly mentally ill. Physician Joseph Schaller discusses the situation in a letter to the editor of The Scientist in February 2007, in response to the dismissive article, State official subpoenas infectious disease group.
My family has people who fight with fibromyalgia. I hate to say it..but it closely resembles some of the symptoms that Morgellons produces.
One of the few people to take the disease seriously was Randy Wymore, a neuroscientist at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science. He received samples from a range of people who claimed the fibers had come through their skin. Although the samples all resembled one another, to him they looked like no other synthetic or natural fiber with which he compared them. He finally asked the Tulsa police departments forensics team to examine them.
The team identified the chemical structures of the fibers and compared them to their database of 800 fibers. They found no match, so they used gas chromatography to compare the fibers to their data on 90,000 organic compounds. The fibers did not match up with any of them. They concluded that the fibers were unknown, and not contaminants from clothing sticking to scabs on the lesions as had been thought by those so ready to dismiss what their patients were saying. Wymore and the forensic team concluded that the disease producing these fibers was very real and very frightening.
My youngest sister had Lyme Disease in the late 1990s. Very, very ugly disease. She had Bell's Palsy in conjunction with the Lymes. It took months and months to get a diagnosis. She wore a continuous IV for a long time. The medicine it took to arrest the disease is literally poison.
She still suffers lingering effects.
My friends treat is as a joke and maybe you will too, but I eat a clove of garlic every day. It’s a good habit to get into.
Jeannine doesn't post much anymore, but was happy with the progress a couple of years ago.
Hard to tell what it is but most of the stories seem to point to contracting it somewhere so it has to be contagious? That is scary.
You eat a clove of garlic every day and you have friends?
You must be very charming.
Morgellons in my opinion is either one of three things from all the things I have read/heard about it.
1. A fungus like infection where the fibers are actually Hyphae that the fungal infection is growing under the skin.
2. (far Fetched) A retro-virus that was originally designed to introduce new genes into things like Goats to produce fibers like silk but jumped species and has modified epithlal cells in people into producing silk like fibers.
3. (admittedly farfetched) A nano-machine that was introduced into nature that can self replicate that behaves like a microorganism that was designed to produce silk like fibres and when a person gets infected it gets enough resources to replicate and start producing fibers.
I am betting on fungus (due to accounts of people catching it after workign in dirt) , but who knows it could be a product of careless genetic engineering or nano tech.
Do they produce enough fiber for profitable textiles?
I’m a “chronic Lyme” sufferer and CDC says it does not exist. Puts docs in a difficult situation as they cannot treat what they are seeing without jeopardizing their practices. Funny how spirochetel diseases like syphyllis lack a cure if not treated aggressively and early. Also worked for a agency that dealt with vector borne diseases. When folks came in with what is now called morgellions we were instructed to give them information on “delursory parasitosis”. CDC is not providing valid information on these horrendous diseases imho.
Touche. I am remarkably healthy, if aromatic.
And Tom’s all natural toothpaste...a little expensive but oh so worth it.
We buy garlic by the bagful at Costco and use it on just about everything we cook. It’s a wonder drug and certainly not a joke to us either.
I never heard about this condition,my sympathies
with anyone who has it
I have a 20 yo female cousin in Vanderbilt Burn
unit with a disease I hadn`t heard of before yesterday
Stevens Johnson Syndrome...terrible disease from what
we know now
We call it Lyme’s Fog. The people we know who have a relapsing/remitting form of it do suffer long term cognitive deficit.
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