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Morgellons Disease

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xstortionist

looks like threads from mildew or bacteria parasites. This is a real disease i assume, and i'm sure that the threads aren't real threads like some people think they look to me as they are growing from some kind of mildew or bacterial infection under the skin which mildew dries skin.

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coldethyl

Every organism in nature tends to adapt to conditions they are exposed to. The longer the exposure the more the organism adapts to the condition. Perhaps, what is happening to human beings is that, after ingesting artificial ingredients with our food for so long now, our body is beginning to adapt to those artificial additives in our food by trying to incorporate them into our physical structure. In other words, we have been feeding our bodies artificial ingredients for so long that we are becoming partly artificial ourselves. Literally. This has reached the point now, where some people actually have filaments growing out of themselves. Add to this all of the chemicals that invade our bodies through the polluted air we breathe, and the water we drink, and we have surrounded the natural body with the artificial. The body is doing what it is designed to do and adapting itself to survival in the environment it finds itself in. It has to adapt....or it becomes extinct.

:rolleyes:

Lemme guess you only touch organic stuff?

This kind of extremism isn't good either IMO.

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Elevator

:rolleyes:

Lemme guess you only touch organic stuff?

This kind of extremism isn't good either IMO.

It isn't extremism, it's enlightened.

The body is real not artificial, therfore, it requires real nourishment not artificial. If you want to cosume the artificial swill that is peddled as food, suit yourself. As for me, I prefer high quality in anything that enters my body. :rolleyes:

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coldethyl

It isn't extremism, it's enlightened.

The body is real not artificial, therfore, it requires real nourishment not artificial. If you want to cosume the artificial swill that is peddled as food, suit yourself. As for me, I prefer high quality in anything that enters my body. :rolleyes:

Yeah right enlightened, whatever. :sleepy:

You sound like you'd drown in the rain. :rolleyes: And thanks, I'll do just as I please.

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Yeah right enlightened, whatever. :sleepy:

You sound like you'd drown in the rain. :rolleyes: And thanks, I'll do just as I please.

People such as you are their own worst enemy. You poison yourself and think you are proving how free you are by doing so. You will realize later how much you abused yourself and regret it.

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coldethyl

People such as you are their own worst enemy. You poison yourself and think you are proving how free you are by doing so. You will realize later how much you abused yourself and regret it.

You never even bothered to find out anything about me. You just assumed and got all preachy. You're the one doing your cause a disservice. Your original post was just a sermon and condescending.

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frogfish
Really? I suggest a bit of research on your part. I think it was Whoa that interested me in nano-technology...it is here...it is now...it is the future and in the next 5-10 years it will affect every aspect of our lives.

Imagine diamonds...perfect diamonds...not fake...but real in every atomically structured way...except created in laboratories for pennies each. Imagine your heart...new and fresh as it was when you were eighteen, implanted without surgery...your old heart removed without surgery...and it never skips a beat. Imagine...severed spinal columns made whole....

...do a little research Frogfish...let me know what you think

I know what nano-technology is..carbon tubes :tu: But Nanoenginnered diseases? No such thing.

I also doub nanotechnology can reconnect a spinal cord....they don't accept neurotransmitters :P

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Every organism in nature tends to adapt to conditions they are exposed to. The longer the exposure the more the organism adapts to the condition. Perhaps, what is happening to human beings is that, after ingesting artificial ingredients with our food for so long now, our body is beginning to adapt to those artificial additives in our food by trying to incorporate them into our physical structure. In other words, we have been feeding our bodies artificial ingredients for so long that we are becoming partly artificial ourselves. Literally. This has reached the point now, where some people actually have filaments growing out of themselves. Add to this all of the chemicals that invade our bodies through the polluted air we breathe, and the water we drink, and we have surrounded the natural body with the artificial. The body is doing what it is designed to do and adapting itself to survival in the environment it finds itself in. It has to adapt....or it becomes extinct

Evolution doesn't work like that..or act like that...Our body doesn't adapt to artificial ingredients...we DIGEST them :P You have the wrong idea of evolution/selection.

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Evolution doesn't work like that..or act like that...Our body doesn't adapt to artificial ingredients...we DIGEST them :P You have the wrong idea of evolution/selection.

Perhaps the theory of evolution needs to evolve. :geek:

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frogfish
Perhaps the theory of evolution needs to evolve

Nah, I think its YOUR idea that needs to...

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googlybear

Here's a recent article on this topic if anyone is interested.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

CDC to investigate mystery disease

Sufferers describe ghastly symptoms; but some doctors skeptical of claims

By ERIN ALLDAY

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

The Bay Area might be home to a small cluster of a horrifying and as-yet-incurable disease that leaves patients with open sores all over their bodies and strange, unidentifiable objects poking out of their skin.

Or not. It's possible that this mystery disease is all in their heads.

The disease is called Morgellons, and no one knows what causes it or if it's even real.

After more than a year of pressure from patients convinced they have Morgellons, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin investigating the ailment for the first time and determine, once and for all, whether it exists. The CDC started organizing a committee this week for that purpose.

"Not a day passes when I don't talk to somebody who claims to have this," said CDC spokesman Dan Rutz. "In the absence of any objective review, people have jumped to conclusions and found each other on the Internet and formed their own belief structure. We really need to debunk this if there isn't anything to it or identify if there is indeed a new, unrecognized disease that needs attention."

No one knows how long Morgellons has been around, but about four years ago a South Carolina mom who says her three children have the disease was researching their symptoms and found reference to a 1674 medical study that described a similar condition, called Morgellons.

The disease sounds like a nightmare. In fact, one Web site claims Morgellons was "invented" recently to help promote a summer horror movie. A search on the Internet reveals dozens of people who have posted magnified photos of their symptoms -- usually twisted, thread-like protrusions from the skin and sometimes hazy images that look like small bugs.

It doesn't help convince skeptical doctors that many sufferers complain of hard-to-believe symptoms. One San Francisco woman describes "tiny green shrimp" that come from her face, and she said she saw a fly pop out of her right eye. Even doctors and patients who believe Morgellons exists cringe at such reports.

"There really are physical symptoms that occur in people who are not crazy, although once they have it, it usually makes them pretty crazy," said San Francisco Lyme disease specialist Dr. Raphael Stricker, who has seen several patients with Morgellons symptoms. Stricker and a handful of other doctors believe Morgellons is somehow related to Lyme disease because so many patients have already been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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Stricker and a colleague, nurse practitioner Ginger Savely, have written the only paper on the disease, published this year in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. There have been no clinical studies.

The non-profit Morgellons Research Foundation, founded by the South Carolina mom, is the only group keeping track of the disease worldwide. It uses a self-reporting system that encourages people who think they have Morgellons to register with the foundation Web site. So far, 4,131 households have registered, about 300 of them in the Bay Area.

San Francisco resident Pat Miller, 49, said he went to 11 doctors with his symptoms after he developed an itchy spot on the back of his head that turned into a sore and finally a "mound of skin ... with deep black pits." He also describes a "crawling sensation."

Dermatologists said the black pits were blackheads. Almost every doctor he saw diagnosed him with delusional parasitosis -- a psychiatric condition with symptoms eerily similar to Morgellons, in which sufferers believe they are infested with parasites.

Eventually, someone referred Miller to Savely, who is considered one of the few Morgellons experts. She has about 125 patients at her San Francisco practice.

"These people, I feel terrible for them. They're suffering a ghastly disease, and no one will believe them, no one will help them, and in fact, everyone tells them they're crazy," Savely said. "If any one of these people came to me alone, I might have been skeptical of their stories. But when you have more than 100 people, and their stories are identical, that's impressive."

Few doctors have examined under a microscope samples of the multicolored filaments or black dots patients describe. Many who have seen the evidence brush it off as lint or dirt or something else from around the house.

Stricker said he has studied samples under a microscope, and they look like cellulose fibers, which typically would be found in plant material.

"When you see it, it's very hard to explain away. These patients have something that's really not delusional," Stricker said.

Still, plenty of doctors disagree.

Many Morgellons symptoms -- the feeling of something crawling beneath the skin, the open sores, even patients' conviction that they are absolutely infested with a parasite -- can be attributed to delusional parasitosis, doctors say. The sores are self-inflicted, caused when people scratch at a spot they think is infected, they say.

"There are a huge number of people out there with (delusional parasitosis), and most of them are not getting adequate treatment because they have this fixed belief," said Dr. Dan Eisen, a University of California-Davis dermatologist.

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frogfish
One San Francisco woman describes "tiny green shrimp" that come from her face, and she said she saw a fly pop out of her right eye.

These hallucinations are common in stroke and rabies patients.

It could be another disease causing people to go mad....like rabies.

I think delusional parasitosis is the best possibility.

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googlybear

I am sure that some of the descriptions are delusions, but there is definately something medical going on as well. Some doctors are linking it to Lyme disease which is interesting.

Take a look at the microscope pictures of the fibers on this website.

Morgellons Research Institute

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frogfish

The fibers are the one thing that baffle me...everything else can be explained through another medical condition.

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Nadal

Well, Lyme disease is transmitted through parasitic creatures. Such as ticks. Ticks could be carrying this disease, perhaps? Like a minor form of rabies, both psychological and physical disorders. The fibers baffle me aswell, however it could be some kinda of transmitted fungi skin infection?

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coldethyl

What if they are just clothes fibres? I dunno, but that is icky. :yes:

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frogfish
What if they are just clothes fibres? I dunno, but that is icky

That is one idea...but for some reason, the fibers were never tested.

Well, Lyme disease is transmitted through parasitic creatures. Such as ticks. Ticks could be carrying this disease, perhaps? Like a minor form of rabies, both psychological and physical disorders

True :yes:

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googlybear

Some viral infections produce stringy things that are sometimes referred to as "roots". It could possibly be a virus transmitted by a parasite or by an insect sting. Did anyone notice if they mentioned that the patients had any bites in common?

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Purplos

Quite frankly, those microscopic fiber pictures could be anything - no way of knowing if they actually came from someone's skin or not.

Whatever it is, poor people who have it.

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ex infernis

This is something I just read about today, http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060526/sc_...eoplesskincrawl

"Patients with the disease often describe feelings of insects or parasites scuttling beneath their skin and open lesions that heal slowly and which ooze out blue and white fibers, some as thick as spaghetti strands. Attempts to remove the fibers are said to elicit shooting pains radiating from the site."

Many doctors haven't heard of it and some say it's psychological... but if people actually have open sores with blue and white strands coming out of them, I'd say it's something physical.

WOW! this is some weird disease. I don't know of anything that could cause this althought it could be pyschosemetic

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Dodir_Svile

if it really is the fibers coming out of peoples' skin, why the hell didn't they run some tests beside the EM? till they do, i'll vote for a hoax. maybe they're making the foundation to fight the disease! ^_^

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Imaginary Friend

Morgellons - Weird 'Alien'

Bug Hits Thousands In US

"I think we are a looking at a major problem that has been

unrecognized in humanity right now." -- Dr. William Harvey, NASA

From Samuel Feldman

6-25-6

Over 1000 people in Texas, Florida and California are saying that they are suffering from a nasty new skin complaint, but doctors are telling them they are 'delusional'.

It is a weird 'bug' which sounds like something from an 'X Files' script, but it seems to be real, despite official denials from the US medical establishment.

No one knows what it is, and most people suffering from it are told they are suffering from 'Delusional Parasitosis' by their doctors.

However, now there is mounting evidence that it is the doctors and the US medical establishment who are 'delusional', not their unfortunate patients.

There are currently over 1,100 hundred known cases in the U.S., mostly in Texas, Florida and California of what is being called 'Morgellons', and it is spreading.

Bugs crawling under your skin

Victims feel like bugs are crawling under their skin. They have little blue fibers, and black specks and white threads coming out of their skins. Under the skin, those fibers are connected to what appears to be a cluster of fibers or in some instances, parasitic looking organisms.

One Morgellons patient Eric Roberson said, 'It's almost like they're intertwined with your muscle tissue," (Cont'd) :unsure2:

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Bigfoot_Is_Real
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frogfish

I have seen delusional parasitosis patients exhibit the same characteristics...:yes:

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