Morgellons Interview – Apr 14, 2009

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Morgellons Disease
Physician, Dr Amelia Withington, RN, Trisha Springstead, and Dr. Randy Wymore discussed the mysterious symptoms of Morgellons Disease and the history and science behind it. Morgellons is characterized by a number of symptoms that affect the skin including biting and crawling sensations, lesions, and thin fibers or filaments that can be extracted from the lesions. Wymore said he’s done testing of the fibers and confirmed there are no living cells associated with them, yet they don’t appear to be artificial like textiles. Withington cited reports from the 16th century that might be the first known cases of Morgellons– sick children that had strange hairs fall out of their backs.

Dr. Withington noted that in many cases sufferers have had some contact with soil, and the disease could have a vector like tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease. She said patients also suffer from “brain fog,” insomnia, and symptoms that look like depression. In the past, Morgellons sufferers were often incorrectly diagnosed as having mental problems.

Springstead said many different diagnoses are proffered by doctors including neurodermatitis (inflammation of the neuron endings), acne, eczema, psoriasis, Gulf War Syndrome, and MRSA. She suspects there is an environmental cause, as many patients turn up positive for heavy metal exposure such as barium and mercury. Morgellons cases turn up highest for nurses and teachers, leading Springstead to speculate that they may be exposed to workplace chemicals. Withington suggested that the disease could be jumpstarted by a reaction between a virus or bacteria mixed with pollutants. She currently uses holistic methods to treat patients and a number of people have found relief from home remedies such as hot baths and drinking vinegar.

Flesh Eating Bacteria
First hour guest, Marla James talked about the flesh eating bacteria, Necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) which she survived herself. After her illness, she started a support group to help others. NF occurs when invasive bacteria such as strep enters the body, sometimes through just a small cut or injury. The rapidly reproducing bacteria has to be surgically removed before it gets into the bloodstream, she explained.

3 Responses to “Morgellons Interview – Apr 14, 2009”

  1. Janet Pietromonaco Says:

    Yes! It is an environmental factor. Yes! It was in the workplace and whatever it is, it eats through metal and Yes! I believe it got in me through a cut on my thumb while I was working. I have seen it with my own two eyes. I have photographs of this unknown substance but my voice has not yet been heard. Hope! that someone hears me this time. It has been five years of this nightmare and I am tired of hanging in.

  2. careman Says:

    Morgellons Attacks Teenagers Too;
    Danny Shares His Story of How He Got His Life Back
    Dear fellow Morgellons victims,

    I’m writing on behalf of all the young people and the elderly with Morgellons who have been shunned, criticized, and outcasted by society thinking we suffers of this horrible disease are crazy. I personally knew absolutely nothing about this disease until I came home from school one day of September 2007 and noticed granule-like crystals on my hands. I also noticed clear fibers that appeared to be coming out of my hands as well. I went to the computer and typed in “black crystals on hands?” or something to that extent. I stumbled upon a few websites that had details of Morgellons symptoms and the blue, black, clear, and red fibers with granules coming out of hands, body, and or hair. I didn’t automatically assume I have this disease after a couple months of thorough personal research I had whatever this bizarre disease was. Every single symptom I had matched everything I read. I had everything from the physical identification of Morgellons right down to all the mental and cognitive disorders of Morgellons; brain fog, I slept constantly, depression, insomnia at night (slept all through the days), lost a lot of weight, everything aliment you could imagine I had. But by far the worst symptoms was the anxiety that would come out of nowhere, it literally felt like I was even in my body at times.

    It began to slowly but surely rule my life. I noticed the fibers everywhere in my home, friend’s homes, family member’s homes, these fibers were everywhere but I was one of the only that had symptoms to this extent. My friends and family had the fibers on there body and hair as well. My friends were the only ones who believed me about the fibers and knew I was sick. I tried to express to my mother and stepfather what was going on but surely my mother thought I was loosing my mind which I can completely understand because of how bizarre this disease sounds to the layman. Finally after convincing my mom I had this disease I stumbled upon a website called “NutraSilver”. My mother personally thought I was crazy but my stepfather said “whether its in his head or not we can see if this helps”

    So my stepdad bought a bottle of NutraSilver and it came with another for free. The first night I tried the NutraSilver I had to lie down in bed with my mother I trembled so bad. When I woke up the next morning I felt slightly better. I started to use the NutraSilver a couple times a day and just put some drops in my daily routine of drinking water. Everyday progressively got better, I started to forget completely about Morgellons and live my life. It ruled my life, I am an 18 year old male (at the time I was 17). I also stumbled across an amazing doctor and friend named Dr. Susan Kolb. I found her website when I was researching about Morgellons and even though I lived many states away and was very embarrassed I deciding to just call her and tell her what was going on. She talked to my parents, talked to my family and tried to express to them that this is a real disease. Still after all of that they still did not believe. She gave me great tips to get slowly but surely better as well. I slowly started being able to go to school more and focus more on my life. Everyday with NutraSilver and Dr. Kolb’s advice made everyday easier to get through. As last summer came along (2008), I was very confident I was Morgellons-free. I completely forgot about the disease and was able to live my life.

    I moved into a new home, had a new life ahead of me and I felt like my life was finally back, unfortunately I ran out of NutraSilver around September of 2008 and was unable to purchase it again with the lack of my finances. I stopped using it all together. Around November or December my symptoms started coming back fully. I had brain fog again, depression, anxiety, fatigue; the fibers were coming out of my skin again. I was once again infected. They were around my new home and in my hair and body once again. I talked to Doctor Kolb at least once a month to keep her updated. With her help I personally discovered some things that helped in the mean time until I could get another credit card to purchase NutraSilver once more. My symptoms got so bad living at my new home I finally ended up moving back into my mother’s house where I first discovered I had Morgellons. I still felt horrible, I discovered something called Trilogy Cardio Essentials in my fridge that mom used to lower her blood pressure and things of that nature. It was recommended by someone who also used silver on a daily basis that ran a herbal store down the street from me. So I took a couple swigs every day unknowing the effect it would have on me. The next day I glanced at my hands after I was out of the shower. I noticed the fibers purging out like I had seen with NutraSilver; it was very scary.

    I am still drinking it and it helps just as NutraSilver has. I have used many things to help with this horrific disease but I can honestly say NutraSilver, Dr. Bronners, and Trilogy Cardio Essentials has helped the most by far.
    I’m sick of people ignoring this disease; even doctors are ignoring it. I know there are so many people that are struggling with this disease everyday, and I truly desire for them to live their life and again and take back what’s rightfully theirs.

    My life is finally coming into view again, and I literally owe my life to a man named Russell at NutraSilver and a wonder Doctor by the name of Susan Kolb. I have never met a person so dedicated to seeing their patients or customers get better than Dr. Kolb
    Without their help, guidance, and advice I’m not too sure how long I could have held out with all the depression and anxiety.
    My final advice to any man, women or child with Morgellons is get NutraSilver, have a positive mind-set and lives your life again; I don’t want anyone to go through what I have been through with anxiety and depression.

    Sincerely,
    Daniel W.

    I will list my personal protocol for Morgellons;
    NutraSilver
    Dr. Bronners Lemon Castile Soap ( you can use it for toothpaste, hair, body, lotion anything you can think of even laundry)
    Acai berry
    flaxseeds
    Borax laundry detergent.
    Air Filter
    Trilogy Cardio Essentials.

  3. libby doucette Says:

    i am impressed with your strength and maturity. i have morgellons and so do both of my sons who are 18 and 21. they think i’m nuts and refuse to even dicuss it with me. my granddaughter was born with it and her entire body is covered with liesions. i don’t get lesions anymore but it is in my blood and internal organs, my teeth have fallen out and i continue to plug away. thank-ypu for giving me hope

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