Do you have Morgellons???
By frankybme on November 21, 2009
Morgellons, Morgellons disease, Morgellon, Morgellons syndrome or the Fiber disease, these are five common names for a (possibly infectious) debilitating skin disorder that was given its name around the year 2002. This name was given to this skin condition by Mary Leitao. People, who suffer from it, find themselves facing a number of different skin symptoms.
People who suffer from Morgellons skin disease tend to suffer from a number of sensations along the infected area. They are crawling, biting, and stinging feelings that are often called formications, by nonbelievers of the skin disorder. A formication is literally an unusual sensation that often mimics the feeling of insect on skin. This is medically well known even though it is unusual.
Different skin problems like rashes and lesions that just do not heal. In this case, treating them with over the counter medications does not heal them. When this happens you need to go talk with a doctor.
There will be things either underneath the skin or so that they can be extracted from the lesions. They include filaments that are fiber-like, as well as granules, or crystals.
You may suffer from things like pain in your joints, muscle, or even connective tissue. This can often include things like fibromyalgia, which is a chronic widespread pain.
If you have Morgellons, then there is a chance that you will also suffer from a devastating fatigue. You may also suffer from something called Cognitive dysfunction. This means that you may have difficulty with concentrating, a problem with your short term memory, and a problem with paying attention. Many morgies call this brain fog.
Talking to a dermatologist, you will often find that they don’t support Morgellons as a real true disease. In fact, when you go to get treatment, it is much more likely that you will be treated for Delusional Parasitosis.
First your doctor will run a few tests to be sure that your skin problems are not caused by any of the known organic causes.
Next your doctor will prescribe you an antibiotic. It could be something like pimozide; this is a favorite because it is an antipsychotic as well as preventing the feeling of itching. It could also be that your doctor just treats you with an antipsychotic to keep you from feeling the buggy sensations. It is actually being recommended that dermatologists change the name to Morgellons just so that people wouldn’t refuse treatment. Nobody likes to think that they are delusional, and a change in name won’t be so offensive.
Another way doctors treat it is by concluding that it is an infectious disease. This is because there are a large and growing number of people who refuse that the diagnosis could be Delusional parasitosis. For this, people undergo a series of antibiotics, antifungal, and anti-parasitic medications. Often there will also be herbal supplements and light therapy.
You may also find that some doctors will put a cast over the infected area for four weeks or more. The thought behind this is that the rashes or lesions will be able to heal without being bothered by the person.
If you believe that you have Morgellons skin disease, you should find an understanding doctor as soon as you can, to keep it all from getting any worse than it already is.
“I would lay in the bed and it felt like an army of ants just crawling over the bed, all over my body,”
“It never goes away,”, “It doesn’t die, it doesn’t leave.”
“creepy and constant sensation of bugs crawling under my skin”
“I was so humiliated from the three doctors that I went to, that I just refused to go back,”
“I’m absolutely disappointed, disillusioned and very, very angry at the medical community,”
“They’d look at me and say, ‘Its dry skin, quit worrying about it.’ I’m saying, ‘This is the weirdest dry skin I’ve ever seen in my life!’