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Statement from Linda Vosylius' sister: My sister,Linda,has suffered with Morgellons Disease for many,many years.
Once a brilliant psychiatric nurse,and only a semester away from her Doctorate in Alternative Chinese Medicine,she is now relegated to her home,and mostly her bed. Her lessions are to the point of disfiguring and her days and nights are spent just trying to keep the unimaginable pain under control. The "brain fog" has robbed her of even her ability to continue making the beautiful jewelery she became so adept at-also rendered unable to continue as the incredible seamstress she also was.
Her fatigue is crippling and the depression great.A Deadly Roundworm Parasite Is Causing This Woman's Painful Rashes
She has lost so much-and because no one seams to know the contagion qualities of this monstrous disease-she does not see her two daughters-one with two small children and one expecting twins in July.
One can only imagine the emotional pain in being so terrified to infect their grandchildren-that the children and the grandparent are denied the love and connection that only that relation holds in his life. Because Linda is who she is,it has been a sacrifice born of pure love for her children,but the grief she experiences over this is killing her as sure as Morgellons is.
They deserve your time and research-don't turn your back on the worst and possible pandemic disease to hit the world since Aids go unaddressed one more day. Have courage to proceed,and mostly,have mercy. These people have suffered long enough-and we need some answers.
I am a pediatrician in Tacoma, Wa. We would like to see some kind of statement by the CDC regarding the current understanding of these peculiar skin manifestations and disabling symptoms.
What do we think? Just make a statement: What should we medical scientists and clinicians do about this? This is a question I ask myself very often. In my own observation Morgellons seems to love Japanese food. As you may well have guessed I am of Japanese ancestry. My name is Byron I am Japanese American approaching the age of I used to lead a very active life.
That consisted of drag racing and playing basketball. Just when I thought I had control of the three diseases that plagued me. Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, Morgellons entered the picture.
After four years of countless eye surgeries to save my eyesight due to the previous three diseases. Any eyesight that was saved was almost completely lost due to the Morgellons. Approximately seven months ago I starting seeing and feeling things crawling on my arms. The feeling of biting and stinging in my fingers and toes got so bad I went to the emergency room. The ER physician promptly looked at my diseases and said that this was all in my mind. I consider myself a very practical person knowing a little about medical practices myself.
My wife and I went home and proceeded to tear the room apart thinking there was a spider in the room. We found a spider nest and killed it. Anything living including air molecules should have died when we fogged the room. Yet the biting and stinging continued and got worse. We made arrangements to see my primary care physician where even after showing her open lesions on my feet and legs she asked me "What is so bad in your life that you are having these hallucinations?
She dismissed the samples that were given to her and called them skin flakes. Skin flakes are not fluorescent green. Feeling as if I were beating a dead horse my wife and I took the Japanese buffet line and went home cursing the whole way. We began to search for other avenues.
He proceeded to push me to order his products without a thorough examination. We purchased several products only to find out he is not a licensed physician. Needless to say we decided not to continue his cleansing regimen. Currently Morgellons infests my entire body and inside my eyes.
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Morgellons is not only hard on me it is extremely difficult for my family. My step-children I did not see for 4 months even though we live in the same house. I never left my room and I sat in the shower for up to 14 hours a day. Morgellons proved to me a couple of things. One, that physicians are narrow minded and would rather close their eyes to an issue that is not understood than try to work through the problem.
Two,my gifts from God including my wife who has kept me sane throughout this whole ordeal and who I owe my life to and my step-children who try and help out and understand as much as they can. My mother and my new friend Mrs. Turn to those closest to you do not push them away no matter how much they do not understand what you are going through because once they understand half of the battle and is won.
I thank God everyday for my wife for I cannot do the simplest of tasks that others take for granted without her I would be nothing. I would not be writing this article now. Do not lose hope instead of panic try to understand what is going on with you.
Speak to those who can help. You have my e-mail address if you would like to contact me please e-mail me anytime. Keep your thoughts clear, concise and above all you have friends. We are suffering from Morgellons disease.
Here is our story: Eliza came home from school with lice one day in January By the time we realized this, we all had it except for my husband, who is cute but bald! Never having experienced this before, I learned that lice are very tenacious and difficult to eliminate.
To better see the lice eggs, we purchased a high powered magnifying glass. After the lice, my son, daughter, and I became very sick with upper respiratory infections.
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My son developed a severe pneumonia that almost put him in the hospital. Then, we all broke out in rashes, predominately on our face, chest and scalp. Many visits to my doctor and pediatricians ensued. The doctors treated our upper respiratory infections with antibiotics. But the continuing, lingering rashes were ignored and treated with insignificance. We were all treated for scabies with pyrethrin creams unsuccessfully. Then we were treated with Ivermectin for resistant scabies- —again unsuccessfully.
The school nurse kept sending Eliza home for fear of an emerging plague spreading to other students. The doctors just hemmed and hawed, and kept prescribing cortisone creams and Clindamycin gels none of which worked by the wayand released Eliza back to school. Upon further research of lice, I learned that they can carry diseases: When I presented this to the ID docs at UCLA, they just ignored it, and gave me malathion to put on my scalp for resistant lice, even though the lice were now gone.
More bizarre symptoms developed. Six weeks after the lice infection, I developed a severe crawling and itching sensation in my sinuses and other body orifices. My daughter and I blow black sediment and fibers out of our nose. This horrible itching continues to this day. A brown, sticky sediment builds up on the back of my throat every day—only gargling with Listerine several times a day loosens it off.
At night I suffer from biting and stinging sensations all over my body, predominantly on my legs. Brain fog and profound fatigue comes and goes in waves.
Joint pains and muscle aches, neuro-muscular twitching, numbness and burning of extremities have developed. The pain in my left hip makes it painful to walk. I have had to go independently to specialists to have further testing and investigating done. The lyme specialists are the only physicians who have truly cared enough to listen, look, and examine us. My medical bills have been exorbitant.
My daughter and I suffer from daily itching in our sinuses and blow black fibers out of our nose. Underneath the magnifying glass, you can also see blue and red fibers. These red, blue, and black fibers also appear in unbroken skin that sheds off my face after a facial peel. I asked my doctor to please look at these fibers more closely. After looking at the fibers under a high powered microscope with a pathologist at UCLA, my doctor came back to me very disturbed.
And that was the end of it. No further questioning, examining, consulting done. I just go home and suffer with the blue and red fibers plagueing my daughter and I daily.
My son who did not want to be picturedhas been left with terrible acne that will not respond to treatment. I developed acne at age 50, never having had it in my life, not even as a teen. Clearly we have been invaded by Morgellons, perhaps vectored by the lice. What is Morgellons exactly? Nobody knows exactly, and clearly the medical community does not want to know. So the suffering continues. But the most painful thing is seeing my children suffer, and watching their health slowly deteriorate.
God help us all Thank you to all who have worked to help end the suffering of Morgellons, God bless you. And I pray daily for a cure for all of us who are suffering. After several months of wanting to submit our story we found a picture we both are happy with and now WISH to be featured on your Morgie of the Month Section when you have an opening for us We have our sweet and dear four legged friends featured in your Pet section AnnaBelle and Beardsley so we need to complete the circle by including our story Thank you for all that you do to bring awareness and education for Morgellons We Love you Guys After learning we suffered from Morgellons in May of thanks to media information we backtracked our health misery to a wastewater treatment plant inside a chemical plant near Freeport, Texas The year was After backtracking and doing our own people research here is a small example of the "trail of misery" my husband and I left the past 13 years Every fellow co-worker from that wastewater treatment plant my husband worked with and their families are infected with symptoms of this disease.
Steve's daughter and her new premature baby. Steve's mom who has stayed with us several times in the past. We believe my mom has been infected due to her change in health I hold my breath for my two sister's and their families Steve's brother in Louisiana and one in Mesa, Arizona have symptoms This disease takes time Disease in humans, pets, wildlife and plants.
What a huge mess they have created. This disease is not a mystery people claim they have "bugs" or "organisms" because they do Some of our symptoms over the past 13 years include Painful lesions that can take years to heal Breakouts cause extreme itching usually beginning bug bite like in nature under the skin and can spread easily sensation feels like infected slivers or prickles on tissues being attacked granular items that feel like plastic or jagged edged and very sticky things come from skin lesions produce rock hard covers while underneath you can feel your tissues being attacked marks and discoloration all over face, neck, arms, legs from 11 years of lesions on my body lesions on scalp that burn and pinch Skin crawling a feeling of parasites running on your body and into your eyes Weakening eyesight and a grit feeling you can never get rid of IBS and weight loss Painful joints and weakness in strength Shin muscle cramping and muscle twitching Terrible nights sweats Both treated for similar severe lower back pain and treated by cortisone injection into our backs by a pain management specialist within months of each other I have had unusual unexplained pains in my body that come and go out of nowhere We think once diagnosed with RA the Prednisone 6 years now on Prednisone and Methyltrexate has helped keep his lesions at bay but recently he has seen more lesion activity.
Both Steve and I have deteriorating teeth. Steve lost 4 teeth the past few years I had a begnin growth on my gums near the right eye tooth removed and my front teeth are best described as disintegrating I was always told what beautiful teeth I was blessed with and Steve - 40 pounds in 3 years Laurie - 35 pounds in last year BUT for several years I was bloated and my weight was very hard to control Steve has had terrible unusual overwhelming body rashes Steve at 39 years old stricken with a form of RA specialists cannot figure out His non-response to traditional treatments even qualifying for PROSORBA treatments a blood dialysis once a week for 12 weeks and Steve completed the treatment twice a total of 24 treatments and was considered disabled Both of us have dry thinning skin Steve has had weird vascular issues since infected - four days on vacation came home with his leg so swollen again baffled vascular specialists as to why.
I cannot wear summer clothes in public. I would rather die of heat Total hysterectomy because my reproductive organs where a balled up mess and nothing to salvage We believe Morgellons infected patients should not give blood We personally have infected 4 dogs and 1 African Grey parrot I was wondering why??
I love animals and now I fear infecting just one more This disease is so destructive NO ONE is immune from this one. My two year old daughter and I are both infected. I am 30 years old, last year I could pass for about 18, maybe younger, but that's not the case anymore.
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I grew up in Seattle Washington, was very athletic all of my life, and am close with my family. Although I haven't felt quite right for about 5 years, this last year was the worst, and most unusual.
Prior to moving to a small town, less than people, I owned a pet salon which I loved, in Seattle. I worked my hiney off every day, but it never seemed like work.
Last year about this time I came down with a sickness that could only be described as unbelievable. My energy felt like it had been drained out of me and muscles that I didn't know I had were strained and pulsing with pain. I thought that I was working too much and too stressed out from being a mom, gosh, and so many other things that were going on in my life.
And then came the lesions, the fibers, the brain-fog, the chest and heart pains, the vertigo, the panic attacks, and finally the isolation. At the time I could afford to let my employee's run the shop while I got better, but guess what, I never did.
Doctors were of no help, nor the dermatologists. I even had one doctor go as far as diagnose DOP over the phone.
A family oncologist whom my parents have known for 35 years! Next, she experiences audible hallucinations, twitching of her head, confusion over her age, and even grand mal seizures.
As she rests in preparation for a brain surgery, the young woman suddenly yells, then passes out. It turns out that she has an abscess in her brain caused by a Streptococcus milleri infection from her tongue piercing.
As her condition progresses, she also experiences a fever; cloudy, foul-smelling urine; dizziness and disorientation, body aches, and even petechiae on her legs.
Her doctor discovers that the woman has been suffering from dengue fever the whole time. She then develops reddish spots on her body, stops breathing on her own, and even suffers kidney and liver failure. A spinal tap reveals that the little girl has meningococcal diseasewhich causes her to have her limbs amputated. These creepy crawlies can infect humans, too—and one such case is featured on the new season of Monsters Inside Me.
Near the end of the trip, the daughter had gone to a water park and came back with a sore on the side of her head. The sore became incredibly painful and started pussing, and the family had to decide: Should they stay in Colombia or go home?
Ultimately, they got on the plane. Unlike other parasitic maggots—like botflies, for example—the New World Screwworm does not stay put. Thankfully, doctors were able to remove the maggots using a combination of petroleum jelly and bacon therapy basically, luring the creepy critters out with the smell of bacon and the threat of suffocation. How to Avoid It: Wearing long pants and long-sleeve shirts, applying DEET-based repellents, and sleeping under a mosquito net are your best methods of defense.
In humans, the parasites hang out in cells in the liver, then make their way to red blood cells, which they make explode, spreading more parasites that invade more blood cells.